Strawberry watermelon smoothie to beat the heat 🙂 5 ingredients,5 minutes and a blender are all you need to make this healthy filling smoothie.
Super simple, delicious and sweet on its own, yes no added sugar of any sort here. Just the goodness of sweetest watermelon and juicy strawberries. Make in a big pitcher and enjoy the season’s best fruits 🙂
About This Recipe
I love summer despite the heat for its fresh fruits. Next to mangoes watermelon is my favorite fruit. We go through so much of watermelon at our home.
Now not all fruit combines well with watermelon. But one combo that is absolutely stunning is this watermelon and strawberry. Now that we have both ripe juicy strawberries and watermelon in season, I urge you all to try this combo.
You basically start with sweetest watermelon, frozen bananas and plump juicy strawberries. I like to use frozen berries as they magically make any smoothie thick and lush. Just blend them together with a splash of lemon or lime, you are done 🙂
Sounds very simple right? Yes this is so simple and easy to be this delicious and healthy. If you want to incorporate fruits in your kids diet, this is an awesome way. Just fruits and no added sugar.
What I love about this recipe is how super simple it is. On days when you don’t have inclination or time for a proper sit down breakfast, this smoothie will not only fill you up, but also provide with the necessary nutrients and also very delicious.
Even kids or fussy adults who despise eating watermelon will happily devour this smoothie.
So you start with ripe watermelon and sweet strawberries. I highly recommend frozen berries here. There are some chunks of frozen banana to lend that creamy texture and sweetness.
A dash of lime juice and some mint leaves provide a refreshing flavor. To make it super cold you can throw in a few ice cubes too.
There you have, best ever smoothie with fresh seasonal fruits that will fill you up with good nutrients!
This Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie Is
Takes less than 5 minutes to make
Vegan, clean & gluten free
healthy & filled with nutrition
No added sugar
Only 5 ingredients and all are clean!
Step by Step Method
Remove the rind and seeds from the watermelon. Chop coarsely.
To a blender jar add watermelon chunks, 2 small frozen bananas, 7-8 frozen strawberries and 2 teaspoons lemon juice.
Top with few crushed mint leaves and serve strawberry watermelon smoothie immediately.
Now this strawberry watermelon smoothie recipe I have shared is a very basic one. While it is delicious and healthy as such you can build this in many ways.
Here are few ideas for you. Along with the mentioned ingredients you can add
almond milk– to make a super creamy and filling smoothie you can add a splash of thick smooth almond milk to this smoothie. Almond milk also increases the nutrition quotient of this drink.
coconut milk– to add a wonderful tropical twist to this smoothie, you can add some coconut milk. Fresh coconut milk also lends a slight sweet note this drink.
Coconut water– to make a tropical smoothie but a lighter version when you do not want to add coconut milk.
chia seeds is another option to make this drink super creamy and thick. They also add good nutrition and texture. You can also add sabja seeds or basil seeds.
cherries or raspberries– You can throw in a few mixed berries for varied flavor.
Orange juice– Instead of adding bananas you can add 1.5 cups freshly pressed orange juice.
Crushed ice for slushy texture
Protein powder to make this drink a super hearty after workout or pre workout drink.
See there are plenty of options for you!
Next if your fruits are not very sweet you can add a bit of sweetener of your choice too. You can add sugar, maple or even simple syrup.
How To Pick Best Watermelon?
Look for the yellow spot or splotch which watermelon develops on the spot where they rest on the ground. This indicates ripeness.
Weigh it- when you lift the melon it should be heavy irrespective of its weight. I mean go for a full heavy ones
Tap it- when you tap the melon, it should produce a hollow sound which indicates it is fully ripe.
My mother always says these tips whenever we purchase a watermelon.
Use perfect ripe and sweet fruits for naturally sweet smoothie, to avoid adding sugar.
Make sure to remove the seeds of the watermelon.
Use frozen strawberries for thick smoothie. You can just freeze the berries overnight too.
Adding ice cubes will yield a slushy smoothie
Adding bananas make this watermelon strawberry smoothie thick. If you leave out bananas the smoothie will be thinner as watermelon is mostly water.
Serve this smoothie immediately for best taste.
Any leftovers can be refrigerated for a dau.
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Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
1 CUP = 250 ml
- 2 cups watermelon chopped
- 2 bananas small, frozen
- 12 strawberries frozen
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- mint leaves optional
- Remove the rind and seeds from the watermelon. Chop coarsely
- To a blender jar add 2 small frozen bananas, 12 frozen strawberries and 2 teaspoons lemon juice.
- Blend smooth
- Top with few crushed mint leaves and serve strawberry watermelon smoothie immedietly.
- Use perfect ripe and sweet fruits for naturally sweet smoothie, to avoid adding sugar.
- Make sure to remove the seeds of the watermelon.
- Use frozen strawberries for thick smoothie. You can just freeze the berries overnight too.