Watermelon Smoothie for Weight Loss
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
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!