This healthy watermelon smoothie is perfect for weight loss! It’s healthy with no refined sugar and it’s refreshingly sweet with watermelon, strawberries, and lime.
Why you’ll love it:
This watermelon weight loss smoothie is low calorie and healthy too! The entire smoothie is only 218 calories, with 13 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber.
Summer’s almost here and what better way to lose weight then with peak-season watermelon! Fresh watermelon is so juicy, sweet, and nutritious. If you haven’t tried it in a smoothie yet, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
Watermelon is made up of more than 90 percent water! This is what makes it so refreshingly juicy. Because of this, you don’t even need a liquid base for your watermelon smoothie. The watermelon IS the liquid!
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This watermelon smoothie for weight loss combines watermelon, strawberries, and lime for a sweet-tart flavor!
Frozen banana – Frozen banana naturally sweetens and thickens the smoothie. I always keep frozen bananas at the ready. Just peel and slice a banana, transfer to a zip-top bag, and freeze overnight. I usually freeze two at a time so I know I’ll have plenty.
Frozen strawberries – Strawberry and watermelon are a truly sweet combo! Be sure to use frozen strawberries so the smoothie is thick enough.
Greek yogurt – For a boost of protein and creaminess. I prefer unsweetened to avoid excess sugar, but you can use sweetened too! Or swap the Greek yogurt with a dairy-free alternative.
Fresh watermelon – For best results, use peak-season ripe watermelon! If your watermelon isn’t ripe, the smoothie won’t taste sweet enough. Look for a watermelon with a deep yellow-orange field spot.
Lime – Citrus makes the watermelon flavor pop! Always buy fresh limes.
How to Make a Watermelon Smoothie:
Smoothies are super simple! Here’s what you need to do:
Combine ingredients: In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the frozen banana chunks, frozen strawberries, fresh watermelon, Greek yogurt, and a fresh squeeze of lime juice.
Blend: Blend until thick, creamy, and smooth.
Adjust and serve: I like my smoothies on the thick side. If you like them a bit thinner, add a splash of water and blend again. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!
It’s that easy!
- Don’t add liquid. Watermelon turns to liquid once it’s blended. Blend first, then add liquid if necessary. I liked the consistency so I didn’t add any.
- Freeze bananas ahead of time. I always keep frozen bananas in the freezer. They’re cheap and great for smoothie bowls. Remember to freeze a banana the night before you plan to make this smoothie.
- Use a high-speed blender. High-speed blenders have powerful motors that give you a creamier blend. A Ninja is an affordable option and works great!
- Watermelon spinach smoothie – Add a handful of baby spinach for a boost or iron and feel-good nutrients.
- Make it vegan – Swap the Greek yogurt with vegan yogurt.
- Sweetener – I prefer the sweet tart flavor, but you can make yours sweeter if desired! Add a teaspoon or two of honey, maple syrup, or light agave.
I don’t recommend storing smoothies. Technically, you can store them in the fridge for 24 hours, but they lose their frosty texture.
Instead, I recommend freezing any leftover smoothie in a popsicle mold. Add popsicle sticks, freeze overnight, and enjoy refreshing smoothie pops on a hot summer day!
Watermelon Smoothie Benefits:
This watermelon smoothie is packed full of antioxidants, protein, and essential vitamins. Here’s what I love about it:
- Rich in antioxidants – Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C, carotenoids, and lycopene. These compounds fight against free radicals in the body, which cause cell damage.
- Low in calories – Watermelon is nutrient dense but low in calories. One cup of watermelon is a measly 46 calories!
- Good for your skin – Watermelon is full of vitamin C and A, which help keep your skin soft and your hair strong.
This watermelon smoothie contains 218 calories, with 44 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat, and 6 grams of fiber. It’s refined-sugar-free and full of whole foods and Greek yogurt!
Absolutely! Watermelon is over 90 percent water and it’s full of immune-boosting vitamin C. It’s a great source of antioxidants and it’s low in calories. Watermelon is a healthy part of a balanced diet and can be great for weight loss.
More Low Calorie Smoothies:
- Tropical Spinach Cucumber Smoothie
- Arugula Pineapple Smoothie
- Pineapple Apple Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Low Calorie Smoothie Bowl
Weight Loss Watermelon Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- ½ cup frozen banana chunks
- ¾ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh watermelon chunks
- ½ lime
- In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the frozen banana, frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt, fresh watermelon, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
- Blend until creamy and smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!