17 watermelon recipes you’ll like this summer

17 Watermelon Recipes You Will Love this Summer

Summer has officially arrived with the Solstice’s recent passing, and you might just be searching for some tasty drink options that can make summer even better.

There are many fruits and vegetables to pick from when it comes time to making something healthy, but since it’s the summer, watermelon is definitely one of the best options.

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Watermelon is really tasty even if you eat it on its own. It contains a lot of water (92% of it) so it’s also good to cover a part of your daily fluid intake. (And be honest, who wouldn’t be happy to find a tasty substitute for plain water?!)

But that’s not all. Watermelon contains precious vitamins A, B6, and C plus lots of lycopene that we like for its cancer preventive features. And while your favorite ice cream may contain 250-300 kcal/cup, this ruby-miracle has only 40 calories in the same amount.

So since by now you’ve probably fallen deeper in love with watermelon here are 17 watermelon smoothie recipes you will love this summer. That tasty list includes 12 non-alcoholic recipes that are not only refreshing but healthy as well. Yum!

However, I believe, everyone needs and deserves some guilty pleasures. That’s why I’ve collected 5 recipes where alcohol is a protagonist amongst the ingredients. I hope that you and your friends will love it as much as I loved writing about them. One thing’s for sure: if you make them, prepare to be honored with “the best bartender of the party”.

Please don’t forget that alcohol should always be consumed in moderation (and of course only by adults).

So, without further ado, here are 17 watermelon smoothie recipes you’ll love this summer!

#1 Watermelon Smoothie Cooler

For watermelon smoothies that pack a lot of sweetness, you should give this recipe a try. Take the ice and blend it with the coconut sugar into a slush using your favorite blender. This step usually takes a few minutes. Add in the watermelon and blend until the drink runs silky-smooth.

watermelon smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of ice cubes
  • ½ cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 watermelon, cut into cubes and seeded
  • optional: few mint leaves, a spritz of lemon juice

Serving Size: 1

#2 Mango Watermelon Smoothies

In case you were looking for something with a little bit more of a tropical flair, this smoothie might be right up your alley. Blend the watermelon, mango, and stevia together until the mixture is smooth. Then, it can be poured over ice. Alternatively, you can blend the ice right into the rest of the mixture instead. Consider drinking it with a straw to enhance the ‘holidayish’ feeling.

watermelon and mango smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 5 cups of watermelon, cubed and seeded
  • 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of stevia
  • Ice cubes, as needed to desired thickness
  • Optional: mint leaves, grated zest of half an orange

Serving Size: 2

#3 Three Melon Smoothie

If you simply need a citrus twist to your smoothie, then this recipe could be a perfect choice. Puree watermelon, strawberry, blueberry and ice in your blender before pouring in the pomegranate juice. This ingredient only needs to be lightly stirred into the mix. If you are not a fan of so many small ice crystals in your drink, then simply take out the ice and leave it to the side during the puree step. The mixture can then be poured over the ice cubes instead.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup of strawberry cubed
  • 1 cup of blueberry
  • ½ cup of ice cubes
  • ½ cup of fresh pomegranate juice
  • zest of half a lemon
  • fresh mint leaves

Serving Size: 2

#4 Watermelon Strawberry Mango Lemonade Smoothie

Now we start pouring on the different flavor pallets. This smoothie combines the powerful pucker of lemons and strawberries with the subtle nuances of watermelon. All you need to do is blend all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor for about five minutes or until the mixture is smooth. What a great way to gain many nutrients!

watermelon smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 8 cups of seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • 1 cup of mango, chopped
  • 1 cup of stevia
  • ½ cup of fresh lemon juice

Serving Size: 2

#5 Watermelon Delight

If you are looking to cut as much sugar out of your diet as possible, then going with this delightful drink is a great idea. Take the above ingredients and blend them until they are smooth for a refreshing drink and enjoy.

watermelon smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 5 ice cubes
  • zest and juice of 1 orange

Serving Size: 1

#6 Summer Sweet Smoothie

This smoothie gives a whole new meaning to sweet. It combines cranberries, strawberries, blueberries and other fruits into a genuinely sweet-tooth satiating drink. Once more, simply blend all of the ingredients together until you achieve a smooth, creamy texture. Pour the mixture into glasses and if you want to make the drink even more delicious sprinkle some chopped almond or hazelnut on the top. Be sure to store any leftovers in the fridge to keep the drink cool, though.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of seedless or seeded watermelon, cubed
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • Optional: a spoonful of chopped hazelnut or almond for a bit of crunch

Serving Size: 2

# 7 Summertime Fruit Smoothie

If you want to take a trip down south or the tropics with flavor, then this drink will allow you to do both. The addition of Greek yogurt gives this smoothie almost an ice cream or froyo type texture, which also makes it a great idea for desserts.

This smoothie should be blended in two steps. First, work with the yogurt, peaches, raspberries, and honey. Make sure these are smoothly blended before adding in the other ingredients. To blend all of these ingredients at once might take too much stress out on your blending appliance because of how hard the ingredients will be, especially those ones that are frozen. (if you use that instead of fresh)

watermelon smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (make sure it’s unsweetened)
  • 1 ½ cups of frozen or fresh peaches, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups of frozen or fresh raspberries
  • honey to taste
  • 3 cups of ice
  • 1 cup of watermelon, cubed
  • 1 banana

Serving Size: 2

#8 Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Slush

This smoothie harkens back to days of childhood where Kool-Aid and such drinks were the best things ever. If you are looking to add some more energy to your morning, or if you need your child to consume fruit more creatively, then this smoothie is the best one to consider. It can easily be poured over ice once the ingredients are all blended.

watermelon smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup seeded watermelon, cubed
  • 1 ¼ cups of cranberry juice
  • Fresh orange juice according to your taste

Serving Size: 1 – but it’s wise to think big make more 🙂

#9 Strawberry Chia Watermelon Smoothie

If you want to be a little bit more health-conscious, then this smoothie might be the right idea for you. Instead of a typical dairy, it uses almond milk, which is a bonus for you if you are lactose intolerant. The inclusion of chia or hemp seeds adds, even more, nutrition and subtle texture. This smoothie is an absolute must if you are looking for a fast way to chill down.

watermelon smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh watermelon, cubed and seeded
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 ripe banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk (or any non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of chia or hemp seeds

Serving Size: 1

#10 The Protein Punch

This punch will have you feeling full for hours. It has plenty of ingredients that will replenish any nutrients you might be missing throughout your day.

Although the liquid egg substitute might sound a bit crazy at first, you won’t taste it after everything is mixed together but you’ll feel the benefits of the extra protein.

This smoothie is great for breakfast or even for a fast lunch because it leaves you full for a long time. This makes a huge batch of smoothie so if you can’t drink all of it, make sure to keep the leftover in the fridge.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of liquid egg substitute
  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of watermelon, cubed
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ½ cup of sliced cucumber
  • ¼ cup of kale or spinach, julienned
  • ¼ cup of carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup of frozen berries

Serving Size: 1

#11 Watermelon Vanilla Smoothie

If drinking cold eggs does not meet your fancy, then there are other ways of adding protein to a smoothie. This recipe calls for vanilla protein powder, which many people have access to in their homes. If you happen to be a vanilla-lover, you can also add a few drops of vanilla extract or paste. I know vanilla paste is a bit expensive but you only need a little bit of it so you won’t have to repurchase it for a long time.

If your mixture blends up and is a little thin to your liking, then add in some Greek yogurt for thickness and more texture.

watermelon smoothie

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup of almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup of watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 cup of ice

Serving Size: 1

#12 Watermelon-Turmeric Smoothie

Adding turmeric to a smoothie is a great idea. In many aspects, it has medicinal properties that are highly sought after for many people. If you have any form of arthritis, then consuming turmeric in any way you can is the right idea because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Together with the ginger, it will leave this smoothie tasting vibrant and super-fresh. All you have to do is blend the ingredients and pour the delicious drink into glasses.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped
  • 3-4 teaspoons of honey

Serving Size: 2

Alcoholic watermelon smoothies

–  The perfect accompaniment for an evening chill or for a BBQ with your friends  –

#13 Watermelon Vodka Slush

Now, for instances where you want to cool down at night while unwinding from your daily stressors, then going with a watermelon smoothie that offers a bit of an alcoholic kick is certainly a great idea. Adding vodka to watermelon is a natural choice since vodka has a really clean, relatively neutral taste which fits the sweet fruitiness of the watermelon. However, be careful: you’ll hardly feel the alcohol so this drink could easily make you too happy if you know what I mean.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 2 ounces of melon liqueur (approx. 60 ml)

Serving Size: 2

#14 Watermelon Cosmo Slush

The famous cocktail of Carrie Bradshaw with a watermelon-twist. For something more simplistic, you can go with this alcoholic watermelon slush. It uses far less alcohol than the last drink mentioned, so it will not give you as strong of a buzz so soon. However, you should reconsider driving after blending up a few of these drinks. ( If you’re lucky to live in a country without D.U.I laws)

Simply put the fruit and the vodka into a blender and then pour the mixture over the ice cubes. Finally, spritz it with a few drops of lemon juice and decorate it with a mint leaf.

If you want a more ‘smoothy-ish’ finish, blend the ice as well.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 1 jigger of vodka
  • 10 ice cubes
  • a spritz of lemon and a mint leaf

Serving Size: 1

#15 Watermelon Margarita Slushy

This margarita slushy might very well be the next best drink to blend up for your next barbecue. It brings in so many different flavor pallets, and it makes you feel healthy in the process. While there is a lot of water in the watermelons being used for this recipe, it is important to note that you should not drink too much of this smoothie if you intend to do some driving later on as it contains a lot of alcohol per serving.

watermelon cocktail

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 4 cups of ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup of tequila
  • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon of vodka
  • 2 tablespoon of liqueur

Serving Size: 2

#16 Watermelon Sangria

If you happen to be a wine lover, then this sangria is the right idea for you. This recipe will make a huge batch of sangria, so you will have to plan on sharing with some friends.

Mix everything together then pour the drink over the ice. Or you can blend some ice right in with the fruits. However, either way, you might have to do the blending in smaller batches unless you want a kitchen-sangria-apocalypse.

watermelon sangria

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Ingredients

  • 12 cups of watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 1x 750-milliliter bottle of dry, white wine
  • 1 cup of vodka
  • ½ cup of triple sec
  • ½ cup of simple syrup
  • 1 medium lime, peeled and quartered
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries

Serving Size: 4 very lucky people

#17 Watermelon Mojitos

What can be better than sipping on some fresh mojitos in the evening? The mint in this drink will leave you feeling more than refreshed and a little relaxed. It is important, however, that you take the time to muddle the mint before all of the ingredients are joined in the blender to make the most potent flavor possible. Again, even though this smoothie only contains a little bit of alcohol, you need to reconsider driving for a few hours after drinking it.

watermelon mojito

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Ingredients

  • 15-20 large, fresh mint leaves, julienned (use more or less according to your mint-love factor)
  • 2 cups of watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 12 ounces of light rum
  • ½ cup of simple syrup
  • 2 limes and 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups of ice

Serving Size: 2

Melone it up now!

I hope you quite enjoyed these recipes and might consider a few of them for breakfast or at your next barbecue. This list is so important because you need more water throughout your day, and the extra boost watermelon gives for Vitamins A and C is truly worthwhile. Please share any comments you may have with us!

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