Watermelon Smoothie


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This watermelon smoothie is exactly what you want on a hot summer day! It’s perfectly creamy, naturally sweet, and the ultimate thirst quencher.

Watermelon smoothies in glasses with fresh watermelon

There’s truly nothing more refreshing than chilled watermelon all summer long. I’m a big fan of chopping watermelon up to make my watermelon, cucumber and feta salad, or grilling it for smoky, cilantro lime grilled watermelon. But a cold glass of watermelon agua fresca or this creamy smoothie really hits the spot on a blazing hot day.

Side note, this isn’t just blended watermelon and ice (which is more of a slushy). Instead, this is a luscious smoothie recipe loaded with watermelon, strawberries, vanilla Greek yogurt, and milk (you can use dairy-free also). Sound refreshing and delicious? I think yes!

Ingredients for watermelon smoothie on a table.

What’s In This Watermelon Smoothie

Smoothies should be quick and easy, so this recipe calls for just 4 ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Watermelon: I’m using fresh cubed watermelon, which makes this smoothie slurpable. But if you want it EXTRA thick you could freeze the watermelon cubes overnight.
  • Strawberries: Frozen is best to keep the smoothie thick and creamy!
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt: I’m using vanilla yogurt for a hint of sweetness and added flavor. But feel free to use any dairy or non-dairy yogurt.
  • Milk: Any type of milk will work, but I personally love to use non-dairy milks such as almond milk or cashew milk!

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

Why Watermelon Is So Good For You!

  • The ultimate hydration boost! Did you know watermelon is made up of 92% water? With that high percentage of water, plus loads of fiber, it will make you feel fuller longer without consuming tons of calories.
  • Can improve digestion. The powerful combination of water and fiber helps to improve bowel movements.
  • Loaded with antioxidants. Watermelon is not only high in lycopene (which makes it a great anti-inflammatory fruit), but also beta-carotene, cucurbitacin, and Vitamin C.

How To Make This Watermelon Smoothie

Smoothies are great for getting your daily dose of fruits in an instant. All you need to do is toss everything into a blender and let it work its magic. In under one minute, you’ll have this vibrant, creamy watermelon smoothie!

Holding a glass of watermelon smoothie

A Few Tips

  • Make it less creamy by removing the yogurt and using a banana instead.
  • Make it thicker by adding another cup of frozen strawberries or using frozen watermelon instead.

More Summer Smoothie Recipes

There’s not better time for smoothies than summer. So here’s a few favorites that make the best of in-season fruits!

If you make this watermelon smoothie, let me know how it turned out! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

Two glasses of watermelon smoothie next to watermelon slices

Watermelon Smoothie

4.91 from 21 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


This easy and creamy watermelon smoothie recipe is everything you want on a hot summer day!


  • 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk (or other milk of choice)


  • Add the watermelon, strawberries, yogurt, and milk to a high powered blender, and blend until smooth.
    Adding watermelon smoothie ingredients to a blender
  • Pour into a glass, and enjoy!
    Watermelon smoothie glasses on a table next to a napkin

Lisa’s Tips

  • You can use a dairy-free Greek yogurt and milk, to make the entire smoothie dairy-free! 


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1306IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Watermelon Smoothie
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. OMG!!! This is the best smoothie recipe ever!!! Only thing is I substitute the milk for coconut condensed milk!!!5 stars

  2. Watermelon Smoothie is so refreshing!   Love this recipe for a mid day pick me up!  Thank you!! 5 stars

  3. Loved this! I used cottage cheese /watermelon/chia seeds only, & it was super delicious & hydrating!! Will try plant yogurt when have it on hand!

  4. Made this today, very refreshing and delicious! Only thing I did differently I added two scoops of whey protein, and I used oat milk. Will definitely make again.4 stars

  5. Super refreshing and delicious! Only thing I can say is that the e single serving made a LOT of smoothie, might half the recipe next time.

  6. I’ve tried this several times since you’ve posted this recipe. It’s the perfect way to use up my watermelon after a party.5 stars

  7. I just made this after looking for a watermelon drink recipe.  Easy and economical. Especially when I love smoothies.  I used what I had . . . Substitute frozen raspberries for frozen strawberries, oat milk for almond milk.  Very good!!  I love making things at home.  It relaxes me. High fives to you! 5 stars

  8. This was so delicious. Especially refreshing to enjoy in hot FL haha. I used plain yogurt with a little bit of vanilla and raw honey to make vanilla yogurt.5 stars

  9. Another great recipe! I’m enjoying my smoothie as I write this review. Quick and easy for on the good. It tastes absolutely delicious.5 stars

  10. I made this smoothie this morning and it was a thumbs up from my wife and I. Very refreshing. I enjoyed the fact that it was not as thick as a regular smoothie.4 stars

  11. Waooo it’s super quick and easy to prepare. Looks so refreshing! I will definitely try this. Thanks for the recipe!

      1. I made it. And believe me, it was soooo deliciousssss. Thank you so much for the recipe!5 stars

  12. I made this. I didn’t have any vanilla yoghurt so used skyr 5% Greek yoghurt and added some vanilla extract in. It is a lovely and refreshing smoothie. I have put the strawberries in the freezer to try it with frozen. I am trying to put good things into my body and keep hydrated.5 stars

  13. I had some doubts that this would be good as I’m not a huge smoothie fan and the ingredients are so simple, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was so yummy, my new favourite! P.S. I love all your recipes that I have tried!5 stars

    1. Hi Michelle – I think this is a perfect example where simple ingredients really shine! So glad you loved it (and many of my other recipes). :)

  14. Absolutely delicious and so refreshing, my family and neighbours loved it 😍 
    Thanks for all your yummy recipes and tips!
    Cheers🌺5 stars

  15. Thanks for the watermelon recipe. It is delicious. I was searching for a watermelon smoothie recipe and this hit the spot!5 stars

  16. Have some wonderfully ripe watermelon in the fridge. Can’t wait to try.

    Instructions say to add banana but it’s not listed in ingredients.

  17. Don’t see banana in the recipe, but it is listed in the instructions. How much banana should be used? Also, if using plain Greek yogurt instead of vanilla, can vanilla extract be substituted? If so, how much would you recommend? Thank you 

    1. I actually just tweaked the recipe, as there is no banana in this :) As for the yogurt, you can use plain Greek yogurt. I would just add about a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

  18. When were you going to add the yogurt? It said add the milk, but nothing about the yogurt. Did I miss something, probably did.?

  19. I didn’t think this would be good  and I was wrong and This is soooo good, so I was born and raised in Korea and living in Europe right now, it kind of reminds me of strawberry milk that I used to drink in korea. I cant find those starwberry milk here but this totally hits the spot that I missed, its creamy yet refreshing! Thank you Lisa for coming up with this recipe!  5 stars

  20. Unfortunately I pretty much never eat watermelon as an adult, but this was just too easy and tastes so good. Combining the watermelon with frozen strawberries seems so natural but not sure I’d have ever thought of it. Thank you!5 stars

  21. So what are the ingredients? You list watermelon, strawberries, almond milk and vanilla Greek yogurt. But in the description it’s watermelon, strawberries, banana and milk.

    1. Hi Anthony – thanks for pointing that out! I just adjusted the recipe as there’s supposed to be no banana in this.