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Watermelon Smoothie, repeat. This is our summer song, our summer drink, and quite possibly the most refreshing recipe to ever grace my kitchen.

Two glasses of a creamy watermelon smoothie with strawberry and mint

A blend of frozen watermelon cubes, strawberries, and yogurt, with the optional addition of mint or basil if you feel so inclined, this pink drink is the grown-up equivalent of zipping down a Slip-n-Slide or drinking cold water right from the hose on the hottest day as a kid: utter exhilaration.

Ever since drinking Deb’s frozen watermelon mojitos last summer, I’ve been utterly enamored with freezing leftover watermelon to make drinks, this strawberry watermelon smoothie included.

(Note this is a regular watermelon smoothie recipe, but if you want to do a spinoff for a watermelon smoothie cocktail, I 100% support you.)

Two watermelon smoothies in glasses next to strawberries and watermelon slices

How to Make a Watermelon Smoothie

It can be tricky to make a watermelon smoothie without a recipe, because watermelon itself is nearly 92% water. That means that if you toss watermelon cubes into the blender, you’ll end up with watermelon juice.

The trick to making a luxuriously thick watermelon smoothie is to freeze the watermelon cubes first. From there, other ingredients can add different effects to the texture.

  • Personally, I love a creamy watermelon smoothie, so I took a note from my classic Strawberry Smoothie and Greek Yogurt Smoothie and added vanilla Greek yogurt. To die for.
  • The combo of the creamy yogurt with the frozen watermelon and strawberries reminded me of the cream slushes we used to order at the drive-in. (Sonic anyone?)
  • I prefer vanilla yogurt over plain yogurt in this recipe, as the vanilla adds necessary flavor and sweetness.
  • Another option to make the smoothie creamy and sweet is to add a fresh or frozen banana. Watermelon and banana go well together. Do note that if you add banana to this recipe, the banana’s flavor will be more pronounced.

How to Cube and Freeze Watermelon for Smoothies (or any other drink!)

Two watermelon smoothies with strawberry

What Fruit Goes Well with Watermelon

  • Watermelon goes well with a variety of fruits, including strawberries, bananas, and tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple.
  • The more frozen fruit you add, the thicker the smoothie will be.
  • My favorite fruit to pair with watermelon is strawberry. Because the strawberry’s flavor is complimentary and not overpowering, it allows the pure flavor of the watermelon to shine more than any other fruit pairing.

Adding Liquid

Since both the watermelon and the strawberries are frozen, you’ll need to add some liquid to help the smoothie blend. Here are a few options:

  • Regular Milk or Almond Milk. Use whatever you have around. I’ve used both to make the recipe and loved the results both times (it might sound weird, but in a smoothie, it’s fine to eat watermelon and milk together).
  • Coconut Water. For the ultimate refreshment.
  • Water. Yep, plain old water works just fine for smoothies.

Healthy watermelon smoothie in a blender

Bonus Smoothie Additions

Spruce up your watermelon yogurt smoothie with any of the below:

  • Sweetener. Watermelon and strawberries can be bland in smoothies without the help of a little sweeter. I found ½ tablespoon of honey perfect for my taste, the ripeness of my melon, and the sweetness of my vanilla yogurt. You could also use agave. Pure maple syrup would be my last choice, as its flavor is a bit strong for the delicate melon.
  • Mint. SO REFRESHING. Making this a watermelon mint smoothie takes the recipe from “I’m at a beach and loving life” to “I’m at a beach resort and never leaving.”
  • Basil. More herbaceous, it’s another refreshing option.
  • Lime. For a watermelon mojito smoothie, add both mint and lime.

Two easy watermelon smoothies in glasses

Watermelon Smoothie Health Benefits

This easy smoothie recipe offers more than just good sips. Here are a few watermelon smoothie benefits:

  • Because of the high water content in watermelon, this smoothie is exceptionally hydrating.
  • Watermelon is packed with Vitamin-C, Vitamin-A, and numerous antioxidants.
  • By adding strawberries to this smoothie, you’re also getting oodles of added antioxidants and fiber.

Read more about watermelon health benefits here and strawberry health benefits here.

Recipe Steps

Once you have your melon frozen, you can make a watermelon smoothie in two minutes!

Strawberries, watermelon, and mint in a blender

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
    A smoothie in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Adjust sweetness as desired.
    A smoothie being poured into a glass
  4. Pour into glasses and ENJOY!

Watermelon Smoothie Storage Tips

  • To Store. Blended smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Storing them in an airtight jar is the best way to ensure they stay fresh.
  • To Freeze. Pour smoothies into airtight freezer-safe jars or containers, and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

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Watermelon smoothies served in glasses

Recommended Tools to Make This Recipe

This fun and flirty strawberry watermelon smoothie is going to be keeping our blender in business from now until fall, and I couldn’t be more excited. I hope it brings a burst of nourishing refreshment to you too. Cheers!

Watermelon Smoothie

4.96 from 23 votes
Cool, creamy watermelon smoothie with frozen strawberry and yogurt. The most refreshing, healthy smoothie recipe! Hydrating and perfect for summer.

Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 smoothies (1 1/2 cups each)


  • 3 cups 1-inch diced frozen watermelon cubes see this post for the best way to cut a watermelon
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt see notes to make vegan/dairy free
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey plus additional to taste; see notes to make vegan
  • ½ cup water or unsweetened almond milk as needed to blend
  • ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves plus an extra spring for garnish (optional; also great with basil)


  • Place all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender: watermelon, strawberries, yogurt, honey, water, and mint.
  • Blend until smooth, adding more water as needed if the smoothie is too thick.
  • Taste and add additional honey if you'd like the smoothie sweeter (this will vary depending upon your brand of yogurt and preferences).
  • Enjoy immediately, with an additional spring of mint or basil as desired.



  • TO MAKE VEGAN: Use a dairy-free vanilla yogurt option and agave instead of honey. 
  • TO STORE: Blended smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Storing them in an airtight jar is the best way to ensure they stay fresh.
  • TO FREEZE: Pour smoothies into airtight freezer-safe jars or containers, and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.


Serving: 1(of 2)Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 7gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgPotassium: 449mgFiber: 3gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 1536IUVitamin C: 63mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg

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Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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      1. Made the smoothie and it was indeed delicious! It tastes like candy and is hard to believe it’s all healthy ingredients :D 5 stars

  1. I wonder if this would work using cantaloupe…our local grocery store was giving them away for free – I know! I have 2 of them and was thinking of ways to use them. Any suggestions? These watermelon ones would still have to be the best.

    1. Hi Chris! I’ve never tried using cantaloupe in this smoothie, but I think you could experiment with it. If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  2. I magically picked out the BEST watermelon from the grocery store this morning and just made this smoothie, with the addition of lime juice for some zing. I used coconut milk (from the can and the carton) instead of water, and I had to add a LOT extra to get it to blend well and reach a creamy consistency. It tastes great, though! So refreshing on this blazing hot day. Great recipe.5 stars

  3. Just made this and it was DELICIOUS!! Seriously SO good!!! I’m the only watermelon eater in a family of 5 with 3 young kids and usually end up wasting some because I can’t eat an entire watermelon solo.  I decided to try this recipe (just minus the mint because the kids aren’t fans) and our entire family (watermelon haters included ☺️) loved it!  If you want a refreshing, super tasty smoothie- look no further, whether you like watermelon or not !5 stars

  4. Wow! Just WOW!!! This is the best smoothie! The watermelon combo is fantastic. It’s a light and sweet summer flavor. Refreshing! Great recipe I will be enjoying this smoothie whenever I have a watermelon in the fridge.5 stars

    1. Janet, I am so so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this lovely review!

  5. One of the best smoothie’s I’ve ever made!! I eyeballed all the ingredients, so if I were to change anything I’d add more honey to sweeten and thicken it. Otherwise, it’s perfect!5 stars

  6. Excellent recipe. This watermelon smoothie competes with a Smoothie King smoothie. But better due to the fresh ingredients. Perfection5 stars

    1. I made this and didn’t have mint do substitute with parsley which is what was suggested but didn’t care for that taste but otherwise it was very good!

      1. Hi Francie, I reviewed the post to double check, there was not a suggestion to use parsley instead of mint. The suggestion was to use basil since they taste very similar in flavor. This might of been why it didn’t taste as good.

    1. Hi Cam! I’ve only tested the smoothie with yogurt, but I think you could experiment without it (the end result may not be quite as creamy). If you decide to try the smoothie, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  7. Just made this smoothie!!! Delish! My watermelon was fresh, not frozen, I used plain yogurt instead of vanilla flavoured, and I did not add honey. Still amazing with all the changes :) ! Thank you for this recipe!5 stars

  8. Was very easy to make and refreshing. I substituted the almond milk for regular milk, used regular yogurt and skipped the mint as I didn’t have any and it was still great. But I’m sure the exact recipe would be even better!5 stars

  9. I used watermelon, one banana, coconut water, honey(twice as much) vanilla yogurt but no strawberries. This was my first attempt GOLD!!!!5 stars

  10. It tastes amazing I love it, I didn’t follow the recipe 100% I didn’t have almond milk but it still tastes really good!!5 stars

  11. Tasty! I skipped the honey and milk but added lime. I loved the idea of using mint in the smoothie and not just as a garnsih. I’ve had similar smoothies with cantaloupe in the past and will certainly try that variation. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  12. It’s pretty good! I just had to add some ice and a little bit more honey to get the right consistency and flavor.5 stars

  13. I loved the taste of this recipe! My family isn’t huge on basil or mint, so I did leave that out. The smoothie was much too liquidy, so I suggest adding the almond milk after blending the other ingredients.4 stars

  14. I loved the taste of this recipe! My family isn’t huge on basil or mint, so I did leave that out. The smoothie was much too liquidy, so I suggest adding the almond milk after blending the other ingredients. I’ll definitely be using this recipe again soon.5 stars

  15. I used your recipe! You neglected to mention that for the liquid, bourbon, vodka, or tequila can be used. :-) I used Maker’s Mark.5 stars

  16. This was very good and I am sure, would have been even better if I had gone to the store and gotten the mint instead of being lazy and not wanting to leave the house!! 😊
    Thank you for all the good tips as well.

  17. I can’t rate the recipe because your page it too full with clutter to even bother. Is all that really necessary?

    1. I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience this caused you, Emme! I will certainly keep paying close attention to this, as I never want them to hinder your ability to view the recipe or the blog post. I do truly appreciate your feedback and apologize again for the inconvenience! Also, there is a quick and convenient “jump to recipe” button that will help you get to the recipe faster and a print button to have the recipe quickly at your fingertips. Hope this helps!

  18. Nice but sweet, I changed up my recipe by adding 4 slices of frozen watermelon half a cup of full cream milk, half a cup of normal yogurt and frozen raspberries. It tastes really nice but as I said very sweet.

    1. Hi Madison, sounds like the changes would of made this sweeter. Using the almond milk and Greek yogurt would definitely help with that. Thanks!

  19. We got a bit eager and bought a watermelon before it was in season. The watermelon is ok but this made it so tasty and we didn’t have to waste any melon.
    Can’t imagine how much more we’ll love this when melon is actually in season!

    Thank you!5 stars

  20. I didn’t have strawberries and used peaches. My husband loved it. I love how the Greek yogurt balances everything. Super refreshing! Thank you!!5 stars

    1. Hi Ronnie, I’m so confused. The recipe is in the recipe card, right above the area where you commented. There is also a “jump to recipe” button at the top of the page that helps you navigate there quicker. Could you please check again?