Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Bring on the best of summer with this strawberry watermelon smoothie. Add a zing of ginger and you’ve got yourself a refreshing treat.

healthy summer smoothie

Combine two of the best summer fruits to create a flavorful strawberry watermelon smoothie bursting with nutrients. The fresh ginger adds a pleasant warmth while also helping the digestive system.

How to make a strawberry watermelon smoothie

I usually follow the 1.5+1+1 rule: 1.5 cups fruit + 1 cup leafy greens + 1 cup liquid for any smoothie I make. Yet watermelon is over 90% water, so when using this fruit in a smoothie, I cut back on the amount of water used. This way, I’ve still got a creamy smoothie in the end, instead of a juice.

If you’re working with a non high-powered blender, be sure to blend long enough to avoid strawberry seeds in your teeth along with leafy spinach chunks. Using the 2 blend method works well to really blend up the spinach, water, and watermelon before adding the remaining ingredients.

If you want to turn this smoothie into a meal, just add in a plant based protein powder for extra protein as well as healthy fat. You’ll stay full longer and your body will turn that smoothie into long lasting energy to fuel you until lunchtime!

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More summer smoothie recipes

This smoothie is actually part of our summer 10-Day Smoothie Challenge. For 10 days we blend 1 smoothie per day as either a meal replacement or healthy snack. It helps to start the healthy habit of incorporating 1 green smoothie to your day, and is a super fun community-oriented event! Here are the other smoothies we’re blending:

Smoothie lovers + newbies from all over the world blend together as well as share tips and tricks to blending great smoothies (like this strawberry watermelon smoothie) every time. If you’re ready to blend, then join a challenge too!

delicious ingredients for a watermelon smoothie recipe

Eating seasonal fruit

Eating fruit seasonally ensures you get the best price as well as the most nutrient dense produce. It also tastes the best when harvested in season, so that’s incentive enough for me!

Also know that if you choose to buy frozen fruit, it is picked at peak ripeness then flash frozen, retaining the most nutrients. I love using 1 frozen fruit for every smoothie, and frozen strawberries work great in this strawberry watermelon smoothie.

Strawberry watermelon smoothie ingredients

When to buy organic produce

If buying fresh fruits and veggies is new to you, then know that just starting is great! If you aren’t able to get organic, then no sweat. I can’t buy 100% organic produce for my family and that’s okay. Instead, I follow EWG’s guide on the top produce to buy organically.

Every year EWG puts out a ‘dirty dozen‘ list, or the list of fruits and vegetables that should be bought organically to avoid the highest amounts of pesticides. I use this list as my grocery guide and *hint* strawberries always make the list.

For this strawberry watermelon smoothie, look for organic spinach and strawberries. Your body will thank you!

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How do you freeze watermelon for smoothies?

Slice a watermelon into cubes, then freeze on a parchment lined cookie sheet in 1 layer. Once frozen, toss in a freezer safe bag until ready to blend. Since watermelon is mostly water (and used as part of the liquid in this strawberry watermelon smoothie), you’ll need to add some extra water when blending.

What should you not mix in a smoothie?

The sky’s the limit when it comes to green smoothies! Okay, maybe not completely…. yet if you follow my 1.5-1-1 rule (1.5 cups fruit, 1 cup leafy greens, 1 cup liquid) rule of thumb, then you can combine a lot of great fruits and greens for smoothies.

What fruit goes well with watermelon?

Berries are my go-to combo with watermelon. Cherries, strawberries, blueberries as well as açaí and lime all work great with melon.

strawberry watermelon smoothie

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Combine two of the best summer fruits to create a flavorful Strawberry Watermelon smoothie bursting with nutrients. The fresh ginger adds a pleasant warmth to the smoothie and also helps the digestive system.
4.1 from 169 votes
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Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Author: Jen Hansard


  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup watermelon
  • 3/4 cup strawberries - frozen
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost - optional


  • Blend spinach, water and watermelon together until all leafy chunks are gone.
  • Add in strawberries and fresh ginger root. Blend again.
  • Serve in a glass and enjoy the taste of summer.


  • You can find more watermelon smoothie recipes in our #1 smoothie app, Daily Blends.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3475IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Kelley says:

    5 stars
    LOVE Watermelon! Super yummy!

  2. Kim says:

    5 stars
    Summer in a glass! YUM!!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      This smoothie can totally bring the summer vibes all year long. So glad you gave it a blend!

  3. Kat says:

    5 stars
    This is one of my all time fav smoothies. Love it! It’s so refreshing on super hot summer days.

  4. Erica says:

    4 stars
    Refreshing smoothie for an afternoon treat. The ginger was a little strong for my taste so will cut back a little next time.

  5. Alissabeth Taylor says:

    3 stars
    Not a fan. I’m not a watermelon person anyway, but the greens just didn’t mesh with this.

  6. Mickey Cunningham says:

    5 stars

  7. LalitaSakthi says:

    4 stars
    I used lemon grass infused water
    Nice and refreshing for a hot summer day

  8. April R Eckert says:

    5 stars
    Most everyones loves strawberries and watermelon. Add that kick of ginger … that’s the best part in my opinion! Yum yummm yummmmy!
    This recipe is perfect when you buy a big ol watermelon. The kids eat about half with zeal and your left staring at the other half. MAKE A SMOOTHIE. If you have too much still freeze some into popcycles!

  9. Portia says:

    2 stars
    I didn’t really like this and would not fix it again. It was too watery; mine didn’t need the added water. It also had no distinctive flavor, even after adding the ginger, I added more than the inch after the first taste, but it was still bland. Last, it was not cold enough, maybe the watermelon needed to be frozen, mine came out of the refrigerator.

  10. Allison says:

    4 stars
    I enjoyed this smoothie, the fresh ginger was a refreshing addition

  11. Holly says:

    5 stars
    This one was yummy too!

  12. Sharon says:

    5 stars
    The Strawberry Watermelon was delicious. The ginger gave it a surprisingly nice kick to it.

  13. Ogechi Nwaokelemeh says:

    5 stars
    Loved the ginger component!

  14. Lisa Johansen says:

    5 stars
    Love it! Strawberry and watermelon taste great together!

  15. Lisa Johansen says:

    5 stars
    Love it! Strawberry and watermelon taste great together!

  16. Susan Callahan says:

    4 stars
    One inch of ginger was too much ginger for me. I would make again but use less ginger. I’d also make sure my watermelon was frozen. Otherwise a refreshing smoothie.

  17. Lynette says:

    Had great flavors, but mine was watered down as I added too much water on accident.

  18. Dan Paris says:

    5 stars
    Ginger paired surprisingly well with watermelon.

  19. Theresa Osborne says:

    3 stars
    Found it a little watery with the watermelon and water added. But not bad. Refreshing and I felt I was taking in good vitamins.

  20. Ana Siguenza says:

    5 stars
    Watermelon is in season so I like using fruits in season. I like ginger but next time I won’t add an inch of ginger because it dominates the flavor of this smoothie. I gave it 5 stars because of the nutritional value.

  21. Sheri Zierdt says:

    1 star
    Not much flavor except the ginger. I don’t think I’m a fan of watermelon in smoothies.

  22. Wanda Stack says:

    1 star
    The ginger made this smoothie difficult for me to drink as it was too hot. I did manage to drink it, but I’ll not be making any more smoothies with raw ginger as an ingredient.

  23. Jennifer Leinhos says:

    5 stars
    This recipe surprised me by combining watermelon with the ginger. I love ginger in my smoothies, but never would have thought to combine it with watermelon. It works, though!

  24. Stephanie Donovan says:

    5 stars
    Love this smoothie! The watermelon made it super refreshing.

  25. Ruth says:

    5 stars
    This smoothie was delicious. I like that the watermelon provided extra water while adding some sweetness. The recipe with spinach provides needed greens. I added less ginger than was in the recipe. This one is a keeper!

  26. Nat says:

    5 stars

  27. Kim Powell says:

    2 stars
    Did not like the flavors. To be fair, I did not have any ginger so perhaps that made the difference but I probably would not try this again, even with ginger

  28. Gina says:

    4 stars
    I have learned the hard way that if your watermelon is not sweet, the ginger is way overwhelming. And I love ginger. I eat slices of it raw.

  29. Alyssa says:

    5 stars
    I enjoyed this smoothie when made into a breakfast with the addition of Greek yogurt, oats, matcha, chia seeds, and flax seeds. I do suggest being careful with the ginger since it can very easily over power the more subtle strawberry and watermelon flavours.

  30. HOPE says:

    5 stars
    Very tasty! Quite refreshing! The ginger gives this smoothie an extra flavor factor that’s just right. I also love using watermelon in a smoothie (first time)! To me, watermelon is quintessential summer! Additionally, I like that it comes out more like a juice consistency (due to the high water content of the watermelon).

  31. Kate says:

    3 stars
    It was ok but the ginger was quite strong.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Ginger is def an acquired taste. It’s really helpful for things like reducing inflammation or calming upset tummies though. Next time try less ginger and work your way up over time. 🙂

  32. Lisa Bixby says:

    5 stars
    Very light & refreshing! I liked the “bite” of the ginger in this recipe! Because it is light, if I use this for meal replacement , I will add some protein powder so it’s more filling.

  33. Skada says:

    4 stars
    Wow that ginger kick. I liked it! If you are not a big fan of ginger maybe decrease the size.

  34. Stella says:

    5 stars
    Loved this fresh, summery smoothie! And so hydrating!

  35. Lorna Koppel says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe. I particularly love ginger and it was great that taste came through just fine. If you like but don’t love ginger, consider doing a bit less fresh Ginger than the recipe calls for. I think my estimate of 1” was on the large side but I still loved it!

  36. Ashley C. says:

    3 stars
    I love all of the ingredients separately so I was super excited to experience them in a smoothie; however, the taste isn’t one I was thrilled about. I don’t know if there’s something I could tweek but the ginger was probably the most prominent flavor.

  37. Jeepndanes says:

    3 stars
    This one packs a ginger kick. I’m not a big fan of watermelon, but it is subtle in this smoothie.

  38. Lue Vang says:

    4 stars
    The ginger gives it a punch!

  39. Becky Carmody Cromwell says:

    5 stars
    I love the way the ginger pops! So fresh and delicious!

  40. Ellen says:

    5 stars
    Love this smoothie. Light and refreshing. Great taste.

  41. Monika says:

    4 stars
    The color wasn’t green but browny. Taste was better than color. Good one but Citrus vegan was better taste to me 🙂

  42. Ruby says:

    5 stars
    Will definitely repeat this one. That kick of ginger was a great accompaniment to the sweetness of the watermelon. Loved loved loved and wanted more!

  43. Andrenisha Butler says:

    3 stars
    I may have put too much ginger in my smoothie, but it overpowered the other flavors. I love watermelon and I was looking forward to the taste of it in this smoothie.

  44. Becky A says:

    1 star
    Did not care for this one as I really don’t like ginger. I tried with an open mind and could not finish it.

  45. Sarah says:

    This was a perfect afternoon snack on a hot summer day. Very refreshing!

  46. Elena says:

    3 stars
    ginger gave an earthy note. Next time will make without ginger and would like to increase more fruit.

  47. Dawn says:

    5 stars
    This was so easy and delicious! I love the watermelon!

  48. Kimberly Nelson says:

    2 stars
    I may have used too much ginger because that’s all I taste. I like ginger but it’s strong. I really don’t taste the other fruit. Next time I’ll use a slice not a 1 inch piece and see what I think. But I do feel like I’m sipping good health!

  49. Eva McGuire says:

    5 stars
    Although the color was more muddy green the taste was delicious. I loved the addition of ginger. Will make this again

  50. Emily says:

    3 stars
    Here’s the thing, an inch of ginger root is way too much! We did not like this one very much. By the time I made this for the fourth time (all 7 of us in the family are having smoothies for 10 days)I altered things slightly. I didn’t add water since the watermelon alone was enough and the ginger I added was an 1/8 of a teaspoon piece. Much better. The heat from the ginger in the original recipe is too much.

  51. Deanna Perlmutter says:

    5 stars
    Love the combo & the watermelon was extra delicious in this smoothie.

  52. Lisa says:

    3 stars
    Good flavor but thin for my taste.

  53. Lisa says:

    3 stars
    It was refreshing but I prefer my smoothies thicker.
    My husband and I both found this smoothie thin and sharp (that’s the ginger, which my husband does not like
    Nearly as much as I do).

  54. Suzanne Attig says:

    5 stars
    Even though I made it with cantaloupe, which was listed in the 10-Day Challenge Guidebook as a substitute for watermelon, rather than watermelon, it was still delicious. The ginger really made it pop. I will definitely add it to my favorite smoothie recipes. I will also get a small, round watermelon to use in the next Challenge recipe that calls for watermelon, and use it to make this smoothie again.

  55. Tammy says:

    4 stars
    I’ve never used watermelon in a smoothie before because I thought it would just taste water-ie, but this was delicious. It had great flavor.

  56. Meryl says:

    1 star
    I must have added too much ginger. It was way too sharp, despite me adding extra fruit. The color was a bit off putting as well.

  57. Gloria says:

    5 stars
    This smoothie is refreshing… I love ginger had no problem at all. Yummy yummy! Thank you!

  58. Raychel says:

    5 stars
    I think I would call this one watermelon zinger! I used half fresh strawberries and half frozen raspberries so something was frozen. It had a juice-like consistency and a great ginger zing! (I love ginger).

  59. Amanda says:

    4 stars
    Easy on the ginger otherwise it’s good.

  60. Jacqueline says:

    2 stars
    Unfortunately this one just didn’t do it for me. I like my green smoothies to have more substance to them. It wasn’t the ginger – I love the added boost. I think I’d just prefer to eat my watermelon.

  61. Maureen Cioni says:

    4 stars
    The kick of ginger in this smoothie was a nice surprise. I’m so glad I opted for fresh watermelon instead of frozen. I think it makes a difference in the taste. I’ll definitely do this one again.

  62. Michele Kwong says:

    3 stars
    The ginger was too overpowering. I’d say use 1/8″ or 1/4″, not 1″. I had to add 1/2 a banana, some maple syrup and 4 ice cubes to make it drinkable. Otherwise, it was too spicy and overwhelming. It definitely warmed me up! But with so much ginger, I couldn’t taste the strawberries and watermelon, so maybe the name of this smoothie should be “ginger power”. 🙂

  63. Dan Paris says:

    5 stars
    Aromatic and Refreshing

  64. Desi says:

    1 star
    Just made this for the smoothie challenge. I honestly didn’t care for it- way too much ginger for me.

  65. Lori Toothacre says:

    4 stars
    Day 2 of challenge! This smoothie is refreshing…I might have put a little too much ginger…but still yummy! Thank you!

  66. Karen Guzowski says:

    5 stars
    Very refreshing. It was hot and humid when I had this and it really hit the spot. I added some mushroom protein powder and a few teaspoons of coconut oil. So yummy.

  67. Codie says:

    5 stars
    Was a little worried about the ginger but I was wrong. I use ginger in my food but never in a drink. Will definitely make again and again.

  68. Grace says:

    4 stars
    Refreshing taste of Summer! I used organic strawberries and a juicy ripe watermelon. Partially peeled the ginger. Liked the little tang from the ginger. I added some chia seeds. I would recommend using some frozen ingredients if you enjoy a cooler smoothie. I did use water because I prefer my smoothies to be on the thinner side.

  69. Natasha Watkins says:

    3 stars
    Was very tasty, although not one of my favourites.

  70. Vashti Phillips says:

    5 stars
    Perfect smoothie for a hot humid summer day. Light, refreshing and the ginger gave it a pinch of spice. Delicious ❤️

  71. Rachel says:

    4 stars
    This was fresh and sweet with a nice bite from the ginger. It was refreshing and filling.

  72. Kitty Oppliger says:

    2 stars
    This turned out way too watery. I would take out the water since watermelon and strawberry already add plenty of liquid. I’ll be using the rind to make sabzi for lunch and make sure there is no food waste in my kitchen!

  73. JP says:

    1 star
    Not a huge fan of this one. The first sip tasted sour, now I feel it is just bitter. I added some ice thinking cold will help, NOO, it did’t.

  74. Amanda Jorjorian says:

    Summer in a glass! I used frozen strawberries and I really love the zing from the ginger in this smoothie! It is very refreshing! Plsu, you cannot taste the spinach at all!

  75. Cristina says:

    3 stars
    This one fir me was very mild tasting, maybe because I froze the ginger with the spinach, watermelon and strawberries? I did also add chia and hemp snd flax seeds, maybe that’s why

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi Cristina! Adding chia, hemp and flax seed can reduce the sweetness of a smoothie, which is likely why the other ingredients didn’t shine as much in this blend. Def give it a try without the seeds and see what you think! 🙂

  76. Shannon Skaife says:

    3 stars
    Recipe forgets to tell you when to add the ginger nor that you should peel the ginger.

  77. Alice says:

    This is my favorite watermelon recipe, although in the app the closest is ‘radiant cooler’ which doesnt have ginger. I added peas (just to get them in something) and was glad that the watermelon drowns them perfectly!

  78. Jessica says:

    5 stars
    I used fresh watermelon and fresh strawberries so I didn’t use any additional water. It wasn’t as cold as I would have liked (next time I’ll drink it over ice) but with the fresh fruits, it tasted amazing.

  79. andrea rumble says:

    3 stars
    i would have never though to use watermelon in a smoothie, but it was good….not a watermelon eater but its def a good change of taste

  80. Nora Long says:

    5 stars
    Soooo good, I am a water melon fan so I knew I was going to like this one. Also enjoyed the ginger kick in it.

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