Few things are more refreshing than a watermelon, which makes the idea of a watermelon smoothie one that we can totally get on board with! Enjoy these thirst-quenching watermelon smoothie recipes.

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    How to pick watermelon?

    The thought of sweet watermelon makes us giddy…but figuring out how to pick one out from the grocery store, not so much. The sheer weight and size of a melon makes it a pretty high stakes purchase. You can buy a dozen apples and oranges, but with watermelon, you basically have one shot to get it right.

    We’ve compiled the best tips we could find to help you pick the freshest, ripest watermelon your grocer has to offer:

    Tip 1: Observe the field spot. This is the area on the outside of the watermelon that has been resting on the ground. You want to look for one that is more yellow, the darker the better, since that is an indication it stayed on the vine longer. Melons with a field spot that are more white, or even nonexistent, are probably underripe since they haven’t had time to develop that yellowish color.

    Tip 2: Knock for firmness. You see people slapping or banging their knuckles on watermelon? What they’re looking for is one that’s pretty firm so their knuckles/hands bounce off them. Soft skin usually means that the watermelon is overripe.

    Tip 3: Go for weight. Find the watermelon that’s heaviest for its size. The more water there is in it, the juicier the watermelon is going to be.

    Tip 4: Take a good look at the melon. Pick a relatively uniform-looking round or oval watermelon. Ones that are a bit more lopsided may not have gotten enough sun or water to help it fully ripen. As for color, black dots are a good sign, since these are where sugar is seeping out and therefore an indication of a sweet melon.

    watermelon smoothie in mason jar

    What fruits go well with watermelon?

    Watermelon by itself tastes wonderful, but it also pairs great with other delicious fruits as smoothie flavor combos, such as:

    • Apple
    • Blackberries
    • Blueberries
    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Mango
    • Pineapple
    • Strawberries
    • Cucumber

    Can watermelon be frozen for smoothies?

    Yes, you can freeze watermelon. Cut into cubes or scoop out with a melon baller. Remove seeds before freezing so you can just chuck ’em right into the blender when it’s smoothie time.

    If you choose to use fresh watermelon, include another frozen fruit or ice cubes to get that smoothie consistency.

    How to make a watermelon smoothie

    A simple smoothie that’s delightfully sweet with tinge of tart.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup watermelon, cubed and deseeded
    • 1 whole kiwi, peeled and sliced
    • ¼ cup orange juice
    • 2 ice cubes

    Instructions to make this watermelon kiwi smoothie:

    • Step 1. Cut fruit into smaller pieces.
    • Step 2. Add to blender with orange juice and ice.
    • Step 3. Blend together.
    • Step 4. Enjoy!

    Depending on the preferred thickness of your smoothie, you may need to add more ice.

    Feel free to switch out the orange juice for apple juice or coconut water, or make this a watermelon smoothie with milk of your choice. We find non-dairy beverages like this kind or this kind agree better with our stomachs.

    Watermelon smoothies

    Watermelon strawberry smoothie

    Two deep red fruits that make a delicious combination. (via Jessica Gavin)

    Watermelon banana smoothie

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    Watermelon pineapple smoothie

    This one’s also got raspberries and orange juice to level up the tang. (via Thyme and Love)

    Watermelon mango smoothie

    A creamy, vegan, Whole30-compliant smoothie full of healthy fat from avocado. (via Food Faith Fitness)

    Watermelon apple smoothie

    If you’re looking for more protein in a smoothie, this one’s has got it in spades, thanks to added Greek yogurt. (via Citron Limette)

    Watermelon blueberry smoothie

    This watermelon cherry smoothie with blueberries helps give it that nice, rich color. (via Food Confidence)

    Watermelon spinach smoothie

    A yummy dairy-free vegan smoothie for clean eating, with a refreshing splash of coconut water. (via Simple Green Smoothies)

    Watermelon cucumber smoothie

    Here’s a low-calorie smoothie for weight loss, if you’re looking for a healthy treat in between meals. (via Foolproof Living)

    Watermelon peach smoothie

    Another great summer fruit to pair with watermelon. (via Seasonal Cravings)

    Watermelon tropical mojito smoothie

    This watermelon mojito smoothie with mint and lime is the perfect answer for a hot summer day. (via I Heart Vegetables)

    Next time you need a satisfying drink to cool you down, try any one of these watermelon smoothie recipes!

    Watermelon Kiwi Smoothie
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     

    A dairy-free vegan, all-fruit smoothie that's delightfully sweet with a tinge of tart, using only 2 ingredients!

    Course: Breakfast, Smoothies
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: easy watermelon smoothie, low calorie watermelon smoothie, simple watermelon smoothie, vegan watermelon smoothie, watermelon kiwi smoothie
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 120 kcal
    Author: Sylvia Wu
    Ingredients
    • 1 cup watermelon cubed and deseeded
    • 1 whole kiwi peeled and sliced
    • ¼ cup orange juice
    • 2 ice cubes
    Instructions
    1. Cut fruit into smaller pieces.
    2. Add to blender with orange juice and ice.
    3. Blend together.
    4. Enjoy!
    Recipe Notes

    Depending on the preferred thickness of your smoothie, you may need to add more ice.
     
    Feel free to switch out the orange juice for apple juice or coconut water, or make this a watermelon smoothie with milk of your choice. We find non-dairy beverages like this kind or this kind agree better with our stomachs.

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