This Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie is my favorite summertime refreshing smoothie! This simple combination never gets old and it’s equally popular with kids or adults. The sweet berry flavor pairs perfectly with the juicy watermelon. It’s frosty cold and a touch of mint makes it even more refreshing as a variation. There are no bananas involved in this smoothie, just 3 simple ingredients. It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and paleo as well.
This smoothie is summer in a glass! It’s so refreshing whenever temperatures soar, and it’s perfect for summertime activities. I first started making this smoothie after we hiked a steep mountain in the blazing summer sun.
It was super hot, and when we got back I started foraging the fridge and found some watermelon. From there I blended it with frozen strawberries and downed a 32-ounce jar in record time. It’s definitely the perfect thirst quencher.
It’s been about 10 years now since we first made this smoothie, and it’s still our summertime favorite! I get the craziest looks, (and comments) when people see me pushing my grocery cart with 3 gigantic watermelons in it. Or even more comical when I try and bring home 20+ pounds of watermelon from the local farmer’s market!
People think I must be throwing the biggest BBQ party ever. And they’re always stunned to learn I’m actually just buying that much watermelon for me and my husband. Since we’re both crazy about watermelon, we tend to go through a lot!
We’ve developed a couple of watermelon drinks and smoothies over time. So you’ll be seeing our favorite drink to take hiking soon – the Watermelon Thirst Quencher. I never quite got around to getting the measurements down last year. But this year’s a different story, and I’ve got you covered in the watermelon department this season!
Let’s get started by talking about the ingredients for this Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
- Watermelon – either fresh or frozen works here in this smoothie. In fact, I love using frozen watermelon along with frozen berries for a super frosty smoothie. This smoothie is super simple, so it really matters that you have a great-tasting watermelon. Otherwise, your smoothie will be bland.
- Strawberries – I always use frozen berries here with either fresh or frozen watermelon.
- Lemon or lime juice – fresh is a must here because you can really taste the difference in this simple smoothie. Just a touch of zippy citrus juice goes a long way toward pulling the flavors together and keeping this from being too sweet.
- Mint – is a fun variation I love but Tyler isn’t as fond of. Only add it if you love the fresh flavor of mint, and don’t be tempted to add too much. I like to blend the smoothie first, then add a few mint leaves at the end and blend only until little green bits remain.
Now let’s make this Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie recipe step by step
Step 1: First, we’ll start by removing the rind from the watermelon. I had some mini watermelons, so I cut all of the rind off like you would for an orange.
Step 2: Cube up your watermelon. I like to keep the cubes small so I can fit more in the blender.
Step 3: Measure out the frozen strawberries, and juice the lemon or lime.
Step 5: Next, it’s time to blend the watermelon to make more room in the blender. You will have about 8 cups of watermelon pieces, and 5-6 cups of watermelon purée after blending.
Eight cups of watermelon is about 2.5 pounds. The watermelon that I bought weighed 18 pounds, so I’ll be making this every day this week!
Step 6: Finally, blend until smooth, and enjoy right away!
And if you have a gigantic watermelon to use up too, try some of these recipes below!
Ways to serve this
- Our favorite way to drink this light smoothie is as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. It’s very refreshing and perfect to pack in a cooler to drink after a hike or other outdoor activity as well.
- You can also add this smoothie recipe to a brunch menu with my Breakfast Salad and Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins.
Tips & Tricks
- Try freezing the watermelon cubes for an extra frosty smoothie.
- The lemon juice in this recipe is really tasty, but be sure to try fresh lime juice sometime as well.
- Make this smoothie creamy by adding a bit of Greek yogurt.
Here’s to the long, hot days of summer – I’m going to enjoy every minute while it lasts! I really hope you enjoy this Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie. And, if you do get a chance to make it, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below.
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
- 8 cups cubed watermelon - seedless, fresh or frozen for a frostier smoothie
- 12 ounces of frozen strawberries - 3 cups
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice - 1 lemon, or juice of 2 limes
- Optional: sweetener of choice if your fruit isn’t perfectly ripe - and or 3-5 mint leaves
- Place the watermelon cubes into a blender and blend until smooth. It should be reduced to around 5 cups.
- Add the strawberries and lemon juice and blend again until smooth.
- Serve right away or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
This post was originally published in 2016, but has been updated with new photos, new information, and lots more tips in 2021!