Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

6.7.2020

Jump to Recipe Plant-Based Recipes • 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. I’ve been on a watermelon kick lately. I have a feeling it has […]

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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.

I’ve been on a watermelon kick lately.

I have a feeling it has something to do with the 90° temps and the trucks loaded with watermelon parked on corners. In our small town, we have watermelon farms that span for miles along the country roads. I love watching them grow larger and larger until it seems like they’re gonna burst. Then they’re all gone and I don’t see then again until they’re in the back of a pickup truck heading into town.

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie Ingredients

This signature recipe combines the best of summer with the best of health. AS simple as it is to make, it’s also really good for you. So don’t miss out on embracing the summer flavors and doing your body some good!

Watermelon

Watermelon is packed with water and has a subtle sweetness that quenches any sweet tooth. You can buy any variety that you like, but I prefer a seedless variety for my smoothies.

Spinach

Spinach is the mildest of the leafy greens, which means you won’t even taste it in this smoothie, yet you will get the health benefits. Score! If you can find organic baby spinach, even better. I like to buy mine in bulk at Costco since I can freeze any spinach that I won’t use up that week.

Strawberries

I like smoothies when they’re cold, but not super thick and icy. To achieve that, I use 1-2 frozen fruits as my “ice.” With this recipe, strawberries are the frozen fruit I use. I try to buy organic since strawberries continuously come in at #1 on the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list (spinach is at #2!). If using conventional strawberries, just make sure to wash them real well.

Ginger

The first time I bought fresh ginger root I felt like such a hippy. It’s one of those strange exotic ingredients that I had no clue what to do with (fennel is also like that). You’ll only need a little piece for this recipe, so depending how much you buy, you can also grate and freeze it for other recipes later on. Ginger is good for your digestive system, for nausea, and just tastes really good.

How to make Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

To make this summer smoothie recipe, you’ll need a blender. I prefer a high powdered blender since it really will get it the smoothest, yet you can use anything that you have. The trick if using a standard blender like an Oster, Black and Decker, etc is to only blend the spinach, water and watermelon together first. That will help you get the smoothest blend possible.

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Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 ounces 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup watermelon
  • 3/4 cup strawberries
  • 1” fresh ginger

Instructions

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

Notes

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

Keywords: Strawberry Watermelon smoothie, summer smoothie

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  1. Karina says:

    Very good!

  2. Rebecca Starkey says:

    Loved this smoothie! Nothing is more refreshing than watermelon.

  3. Deanna Perlmutter says:

    Watermelon & strawberries are my 2 favorite fruits & this smoothie just works! I loved this so much! Simply delish!

  4. Karen says:

    So refreshing and easy to drink! Ginger makes everything taste great.

  5. Julie Quinn says:

    This combination was not my favorite, but didn’t mind drinking the whole thing. Not sure what I didn’t like about it. It just didn’t tickle my taste buds. It was just ok. I probably won’t add it to my rotation of smoothies.

  6. Mary B says:

    Great taste! Love the ginger!!

  7. April R Eckert says:

    The ginger really gave this fun summer smoothy a little zing!

  8. Youlanda Jennings says:

    Strawberry Watermelon smoothie was great, never thought to use water me in a smoothie. Great recipe

  9. Holly P. says:

    I’m not usually a fan of ginger….but it works in here. Watermelon has always been my favorite fruit, so I couldn’t wait to try this one!

  10. Jalisa S says:

    I have to admit I was not very fond that I had to put ginger in my smoothie lol….It was definitely a pleasant surprise

  11. Elle Wood says:

    I made this smoothie twice, the first time was exactly the way the recipe called for. I’m not a huge ginger person, so the second time I omitted the ginger and LOVED it. Totally personal preference.

  12. Shannon Gilman says:

    One of my favs so far on the ten smoothie challenge .
    Added avocado

  13. Grace says:

    Yummy and refreshing combination! I hadn’t bought ginger until joining the simple green smoothie challenges, and now I love it in my smoothies!

  14. Dee-Ann says:

    This was my 3rd smoothie in the 10-Day Challenge and my least favorite. I made this last night for work this morning. It was not very good. The consistency was more watery than the other two I have tried. The taste was pretty flavorless except for the hint of ginger. I will definitely have to modify the measurements of ingredients to get just the right flavor.

  15. Mary says:

    Flavors were good but not that tasty to me. Not sure if it was due to combination of fruit with ginger but it was good.

  16. Andrea Lowe Davis says:

    I have never tried ginger in a smoothie before. It went really nicely with the sweet watermelon and strawberries. Very refreshing!

  17. Trudy Richardson says:

    I did like this smoothie but I may have put too much ginger in it. It was kind of a shock when I took the first drink. Even though I love ginger, next time I will decrease the amount of ginger and will probably love the smoothie. I absolutely love watermelon and strawberries so I will have to love it in the future and will keep this recipe.

  18. Megan says:

    Brought this smoothie with me on an afternoon hike. I swapped the watermelon for cantaloupe. The ginger was a great addition.

  19. Alissabeth Taylor says:

    Definitely not a favorite. The watermelon and strawberries did not go with the greens. I mixed them for the pops, but this did not work for me. Not visually appealing and not tasty.

  20. Shalona Brown says:

    My favorite thing about this smoothie is the ginger hands down. Honey, I love me some ginger. I didn’t use all frozen fruit so it wasn’t as think and smooth as I enjoy. I will be sure to use alllll frozen fruit next time!

  21. Cherlyn says:

    I’m sure it would be fantastic if you like ginger. I tried really hard to like this but I just don’t like the taste of ginger. My kids really did not like it but they didn’t know about the ginger.

    Also, it was pretty liquid-y so I added more frozen strawberries.

  22. Katalina says:

    Absolutely delicious and ingredients I already had!

  23. Jennetta says:

    Loved this one! I made It a meal replacement by adding protein powder, which masked the ginger. Totally would make this one again and add more ginger!!

  24. Betty Mcfadden says:

    Good taste, more like a juice.

  25. Bonnie Primm says:

    REFRESHING!!!! I love the zing the ginger added! This is one of those front porch drinks you share with those you love!!

  26. Erica says:

    This was not my favorite smoothie, but I was able to drink it. I may need to decrease the ginger level next time and try again.

  27. Julie says:

    Refreshing and helped suppress my appetitie.

  28. Cassandra Roberts says:

    This is a collective 3 stars. I would give it 4, but my kids were hovering around a 2-3. It definitely didn’t need the water. Maybe we used too much watermelon, but it tasted pretty watered down (although I liked the drinkability). We blended again with a frozen banana which helped a bit. It also helped hide the ginger, which the kids really didn’t care for. We are having fun experimenting though!

  29. Lindsey Chandler says:

    Very refreshing! Enjoyed the ginger.

  30. Dawn says:

    This was good. As others reviewed, the ginger can overpower. And I like ginger. But found my fresh strawberries and watermelon somewhat subdued. It was filling for a meal. I may try it again with frozen fruit.

  31. Polly says:

    This is one of my favorite summer smoothies. It tastes very clean and refreshing. I love the kick of fresh ginger!

  32. Clara says:

    This is not one of my favorite. I like watermelon, but it does not like me. I found this smoothie to be to watery. Again, as my go to for a thicker smoothie, I added avocado. Maybe that’s what threw it off for me. I’m enjoying trying new recipes for smoothies though….on to Day 3!

  33. Annette Vos says:

    Love the refreshing lightness of this smoothie. The taste of watermelon is delicious and the ginger adds a little zest to it! Thanks

  34. Julia says:

    This was my least favorite of all (including 7-day smoothie challenge recipes) BUT I used cantaloupe instead of watermelon because it was available. Cannot attest to how the actual, suggested recipe tastes like. I love cantaloupe, so somehow the mix of flavors was unappealing to me. And I think I didn’t use enough ginger. I very much enjoy that ginger “kick”!

  35. Brittany J says:

    I love the extra zing from the ginger in the recipe.

  36. Angela says:

    I like how refreshing this smoothie is, the brightness of the ginger and the refreshing part added by the watermelon. I added frozen strawberries to make this a cool, slushy smoothie.

  37. Marilynn Hession says:

    I think I might have put just a bit too much ginger; a bit zingy! But it’s great and a good warm weather smoothie. I’ll just take it easy with the ginger next time!

  38. AnnMarie says:

    Not as pretty as the Citrus Vegan one, but I did love the snap of the ginger in this one 🙂

  39. Heather says:

    This wasn’t my favorite. I think if I were to make it again I would use a creamier base and some protein.

  40. Matt Blennau says:

    Not a huge fan of ginger. Made 2 servings. Saved one for later and added a little extra watermelon and a small amount of honey. Masked the ginger and tasted the watermelon and strawberries more.

  41. Justina says:

    Ok so making this more often. I didn’t get photo due to drinking it so fast due to how nice it was.

  42. Jolene says:

    Refreshing! Flavor is good, but only as good as your fruit! So start with good fruit and you’ll have a good smoothie! I loved the ginger in it, as well as the benefits of ginger, but if you really don’t like it, leave it out.

  43. Ann Beckett says:

    Yum! I added a couple basil leaves. Basil loves watermelon.

  44. Anna says:

    Summer flavors are my favorite. It’s mid June and I used a personal seedless melon which is not as juicy as the regular seedless watermelon. Next time I’ll use large seedless for sure. The strawberries were delicious with melon. Added in fresh ginger and that was the zinggg it needed! Winner here!

  45. Meagan says:

    So this recipe is yum but I’m only giving it 4 stars because although I love ginger you have to be careful pairing with the watermelon. It will overpower it fast and you will get a bitter taste. I blended this 3x once with frozen melon & it was so fun it was like a slushy. I’ll be making again for a yummy frozen treat to beat the heat for sure

  46. Andre L says:

    I love Day 2 Strawberry Watermelon! I’m a ginger lover and added in a bit more than the recipe. I also added spirulina as a protein boost. ❤️

  47. Tam Tam says:

    While I did have watermelon for this recipe, I still thoroughly enjoyed the spicy kick of the ginger and added a bit of pea protein to make it a meal replacement.

  48. Kim says:

    In my opinion, the ginger dominated the flavors. Although, it was very filling. I had it as a meal replacement.

  49. Sophia Allison says:

    I really loved Day 2’s smoothie. Both strawberries & watermelon are my fav Summer fruits, but adding the ginger just added that extra spice to it. Made for a really great smoothie. Would definitely do it again.

  50. Lola says:

    Definitely a keeper. I added more ginger because I love Ginger. Also added rice protein powder and ground Flaxseeds to make it a meal replacement.

  51. Deanna Brandau says:

    Strawberries are my favorite. My watermelon was sweet so that made it even better. Never thought of adding ginger. Nice twist. I added a strawberry vegan protein powder and splash or orange juice too it.

    • Kimberly S Robinson says:

      I enjoyed the watermelon flavor with a hint of tart from my berries and the zing from the ginger. Due to travelling, I made this early on day one, froze it for a few hours, then set it out over night to thaw. (I’ve found if left to thaw in the fridge, it takes about 24 hours for a frozen smoothie to become drinkable slush again.). Probably because of this, it was more watery than slushy, which is not my favorite. Can’t wait to try it again fresh.

  52. Pam Izzo says:

    I really liked this one. But to be honest I did two substitutions. I used blueberries and grapes instead of the watermelon and strawberries. I used what I already had. I always make my smoothie with protein powder as a meal replacement.

  53. Micha says:

    I did not love this one. I ended up dumping the last 1/4 of it. For some reason, it was very chunky; an issue I’ve never had with smoothies in the past. I think it was the ginger. In the past, I’ve used ginger powder instead of ginger root, and never had an issue with texture. If I make this again, I’ll substitute out the ginger root for powder.

  54. Adele Restrepo says:

    This smoothie is refreshing, not too sweet, and a little spicy for sure. I love ginger and spicy smoothies, but you could probably reduce the amount of ginger if you don’t tend to add ginger to smoothies already.

  55. Chantal Ruel says:

    This smoothie is awesome ! I didn’t have all the ingredients. So i’ve swap the spinach for kale and the watermelon for cantaloupe. Loves the great ginger and mint taste. I will definitely do it again with all the original ingredients.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      I bet it tasted really good with those substitutions. I may have to make your version!

  56. Itzu Roque says:

    it was just ok. I had to add more watermelon and strawberries as the ginger was really strong.

  57. KRenee says:

    I like the freshness of this smoothie. I’m not a fan of ginger, so it wasn’t my favorite for that reason. Yet, I enjoyed trying a new recipe, and I added some lime and mint, which was lovely.

  58. Jackie Fehrenbacher says:

    I absolutely loved this smoothie. I wasn’t thick and the ginger gave it a little kick. I loved the fact I could taste all the ingredients in this smoothie. Very delish’

  59. April says:

    Loved the ginger!

  60. Sara says:

    This smoothie is so thirst quenching and delish!!!! Just a little note..I froze my watermelon pieces over night and it was so cool and yummy in the hot sun today!!! I highly suggest you do the same when making this smoothie! It’s honestly the perfect summer blend!! I love how it tastes and it was super quick to make!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      We love freezing our watermelon and the dog loves it too because he gets a few pieces to help him cool off on a hot summer day. 🙂

  61. Janae says:

    I really wanted to like this one based on the ingredients! It wasn’t bad, but not as good as I imagined. As others have mentioned, a tiny piece of ginger goes a long way. It was ok, but I likely won’t add it to my list of favorites (day 1 is absolutely added ).

  62. Cindy Savage says:

    Very refreshing smoothie… loved the ginger… was just right! The perfect summer smoothie!!!

  63. jessica says:

    Always love a zip of ginger! Next time I’ll leave out the water (which washed out the great strawberry/watermelon flavors) and add a couple more cubes of watermelon. Added lime, also, for extra kick and to bring out the other fruits.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Yes on the lime. Like a strawberry watermelon limeade. I’ll have to try that next time!

  64. Jennifer A. says:

    Refreshing, summer flavors! Suggest adding ginger to taste.

  65. Marsha says:

    Very good! Ginger really warms you up. Would taste good with some cucumber too.

  66. Kristin says:

    Refreshing!

  67. Laura Peters says:

    This was a really nice mix with watermelon and strawberries . I enjoyed the kick of ginger too. I took it to go on a hike this afternoon and really loved how refreshing it was on a hot day.

  68. Samantha says:

    I love strawberries and watermelon so what could be better?! I added some avocado and oats to make it a meal replacement smoothie. Since I made it in the morning and took it to work for lunch I had forgotten I added the ginger and was trying to figure out the extra flavour, until I had an aha moment. All in all a delicious combination!

  69. Kate says:

    You can certainly taste the ginger, but I thought it was SO good!

  70. Heather Moss says:

    Love the strawberry/ watermelon blend! The ginger added a little kick. Would highly recommend

  71. Becky Felsted says:

    It was refreshing! Not sure I’m 100% sold on drinking my watermelon, though. Mine didn’t turn as green as the pictures, was more red.

  72. Sarah says:

    I wasn’t sure about this recipe. I’m not a huge watermelon fan and I wasn’t sure about the ginger in the mix. However, it didn’t turn out too bad. Not my favorite but I could drink it.

  73. Stephanie says:

    Was not sure about the ginger but it was actually delicious. I really enjoyed this smoothie

  74. Jenn L says:

    Love how light and fresh it is because of the watermelon, then hits you with the ginger kick at the end! ❤

  75. Mounique Green says:

    This smoothie was pretty good. However, my hubby and mom didn’t like it too much. There’s always tomorrow .

  76. Rovey says:

    I love watermelon in any smoothie, it gives that tropical feeling. I did not taste the ginger at all.

  77. Fatima says:

    Refreshing!!!

  78. Taylor Gonzalez says:

    I don’t think I have ever in my life thought to make a smoothie with watermelon, but this watermelon strawberry green smoothie was really good. I was happy to add ginger to it as well give it a nice kick and soothe and help my digestive system as well! I did add ice to this recipe because all my fruits were fresh not frozen. I like my smoothies a little icy.

  79. Lindsay says:

    So this is day 2 on the 10 day challenge and I froze strawberries with watermelon when I did my prep. Oops. Watermelon not so great freezing it. Had to add another 1/2 cup of water and instead of using fresh chunk of ginger I used the paste. Ginger is overpowering so I think I’ll add more fresh watermelon and a lil kale! Turned out to be a darkish red colored smoothie.

  80. Latasha Alexander says:

    I loved the watermelon and strawberries. I didn’t use the ginger. Just wondering why mine looked more red than green. Must’ve used too much watermelon, lol…..

  81. Christina Gallegos says:

    What a refreshing smoothie recipe! I especially love the ginger never had watermelon Added in my smoothies before it was very delicious

  82. Vilma says:

    Is so delicious ! The combination of all the ingredients makes it so refreshing

  83. Darlene Littlechild says:

    This definitely speaks summertime for me! Added to my favourites! Very refreshing and hydrating! ✅

  84. Hilde Johansen says:

    It was okey not the best but not the worst either. Didnt use as much ginger and glad i was careful. Might try it again but with more variety of berries

  85. Shawna McCabe says:

    This one was too far out of my usual smoothie realm. 🙂 I like watermelon, but this was soooooo sweet to me even though I added more spinach. I think the watermelon makes it too watery, but I can see that this would be a great smoothie for beginners to start with if they’ve never done green before. My star rating is more about personal preference than anything else!

  86. Anita says:

    Very refreshing. So summertime!!! The ginger was a nice surprise.

  87. Linda says:

    Pretty tasty and very hydrating. Had to allow the smoothie to settle just a bit to calm the ginger down just a smidge but otherwise very good.

  88. Julie Sellers says:

    Not a big ginger fan, but I know it’s good for me 🙂 I used ground/dried ginger which worked just fine. Overall I really liked this smoothie — another good summer pick. I had never tried a smoothie with watermelon – this will be a new favorite for me.

  89. Jessie says:

    This smoothie was refreshing and would be great on a hot day next to the pool. Not that I have a pool, but if I had one, I would definitely drink this next to it. I used fresh (not frozen) watermelon and the drink came out very watery. In the future, I won’t add the 1/2 cup of water – the fresh watermelon provides plenty of water on its own.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Jessie, I made mine with fresh watermelon also and agree. You don’t need the water if you’re using fresh. Would love to be drinking this one poolside!

  90. Dora Suarez says:

    I can’t give this a 5-star because my body does not digest melons well, thus I made the recipe swapping Papaya for the watermelon. I find it very light and refreshing and I really enjoy the kick of the ginger. I think Papaya is an inflammatory fruit so am curious to know what the health benefit pros/cons of this mixture provides.

  91. Rosalie says:

    Wow, I think this one is a new favorite. I agree with other reviewers that this is very ginger forward, but I love ginger, so this is a good thing to me! I bet it would also be good with mint if you’re not a ginger fan. I added some vanilla protein powder, which added subtle sweetness, but next time I will try with unflavored so the fruit flavors can shine through!

  92. Tina Migielicz says:

    I LOVE all things watermelon and this is no exception! The ginger gives it the perfect little “kick”.

  93. Daniella brissett says:

    This one was ok refreshing, not as sweet as day 1 smoothie. I ended up adding 1/2 banana to it. Hubby didn’t like it because it didn’t look green like the vegan citrus lol, and he is not a fan of strawberries.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Daniella! My husband isn’t a fan of strawberries either so I sub blueberries when I make this one.

  94. Rachel says:

    Very light and summery

  95. Kathy Overstreet says:

    Ohhh, so refreshing! Added coconut oil, chia seeds and protein powder to make it a meal! For the wild side add in, I used fresh tarragon

  96. Laura says:

    I was really looking forward to this day 2 smoothie, but was disappointed. Maybe I added more than 1” of ginger? I tried to be precise, but maybe just add less next time? Unfortunately, the ginger was just too overpowering and that’s all I tasted. I was really hoping to taste the watermelon and strawberries, but they were just hints of taste. Hopefully making it with less ginger will balance out the flavors more.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Laura, try it again with maybe half the amount of ginger you originally used. I love ginger but I also understand that too much can just be very overpowering.

  97. Deborah Jacobs says:

    The ginger is strong in this one. Perhaps I used too much, I I will use less next time. Nice and refreshing. I made the Aqua Fresca Pops and put my extra piece of ginger in that and it is not as strong, which leads me to believe I may have put it in too much.

  98. Cristina Ribeiro says:

    Mine was very mild tasting, maybe my strawberries and watermelon were not very ripe? But I did add Vega vanilla all in one protein powder, left a chalky aftertaste, and I did add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and some fresh mint leaves

  99. Shannon Stroschein says:

    This was my day 2 smoothie for my smoothie challenge and it was just as good as day 1. I love how fresh and clean these not only taste but make me feel!

  100. Jessica says:

    If this smoothie is as good as the agua fresca popsicles from Thrive Summer, I am in!

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