Fresh watermelon, bright strawberries and just a touch of ginger make this strawberry watermelon smoothie the perfect summer refreshment. Enjoy any time of day and bask in the flavors of summer.
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.
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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!
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:
- Creamy Blackberry Smoothie
- Spinach Orange Smoothie
- Summer Melon Smoothie
- Pineapple Mint Smoothie
- Tropical Kale Smoothie
- Coconut Peach Smoothie
- Kale Mango Smoothie
- Peach Probiotic Smoothie
Smoothie lovers + newbies from all over the world blend together as well as share tips and tricks to blending great smoothies every time. If you’re ready to blend, then join a challenge too!
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.
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 smoothie, look for organic spinach and strawberries. Your body will thank you!
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.
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.
Berries are my go-to combo with watermelon. Cherries, strawberries, blueberries as well as açaí and lime all work great with melon.
Don’t forget to rate + review this recipe once you try it. I can’t wait to hear how yours turns out!
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup water
- ¾ cup watermelon
- ¾ cup strawberries frozen
- 1 inch ginger root
- 1 serving homemade protein powder 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.
- Use at least 1 frozen ingredient for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
- Swap spinach with the leafy greens of your choice.
- For more natural electrolytes, swap the water with unsweetened coconut water.
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.
Had great flavors, but mine was watered down as I added too much water on accident.
Ginger paired surprisingly well with watermelon.
Found it a little watery with the watermelon and water added. But not bad. Refreshing and I felt I was taking in good vitamins.
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.
Not much flavor except the ginger. I don’t think I’m a fan of watermelon in smoothies.
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.
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!
Love this smoothie! The watermelon made it super refreshing.
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!
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
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.
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.
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).