Beat the heat this summer with this watermelon mint smoothie! Only six ingredients and ultra-refreshing, this smoothie is a heatwave staple.
Made with coconut water for maximum hydration, it comes out a creamy burst of flavor. Naturally dairy-free, it's a hit with kids too!
When it comes to summertime, as a Certified Nutrition Coach, this hydrating watermelon mint smoothie recipe is a must-have.
One of the common problems during the summer is not staying hydrated while enjoying time outdoors (though here are some tips to boost your water intake!). Let's be truthful, it's hot, the kids are shrieking and water just isn't making the cut.
But this creamy watermelon smoothie recipe solves that! In fact, watermelon is %92 water! Add coconut water into the mix and you have a healthy boost of electrolytes too.
You'll fall in love because it's:
- Easy to make: only six ingredients
- Allergy friendly: no dairy, gluten, processed sugar
- Refreshing: kids love watermelon
- Wonderful when pregnant: mint helps curb that first-trimester nausea (this smoothie also helps you stay cool during a summer pregnancy!)
- A great base: also tasty with a shot of vodka (poolside, right?)
Ingredients You Need
Watermelon: fresh or frozen watermelon will work. If using frozen watermelon, the smoothie will come out thicker but the "coolness" will last longer.
Avocado: this helps balance any sugar from the fruit and makes the watermelon smoothie creamy instead of chunky.
Coconut water: one of the best things you can drink to rehydrate! Make sure to double-check that your brand doesn't have any added sugars.
Strawberries: frozen strawberries work best to give the smoothie a creamy consistency.
Fresh mint: a little goes a long way but fresh mint works best!
How To Make A Hydrating Watermelon Mint Smoothie
- Chop your watermelon to make it easy on your blender.
- Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender.
- Process until smooth.
- Divide into mason jars and top with fresh mint or lime.
Nutrient-Dense Smoothie Recipes
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- They are healthy and simple to make
- All the recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free
- All of the recipes are real-food based and focus on nutrients and not fillers
- They’re loaded with extras in the form of superfoods
My girls and I have a smoothie every day. Mainly, because it makes is simple to load up on healthy fuel while running out the door! Make healthy eating LESS stressful and feel like you’re eating ice cream more often by grabbing your copy of Sunday Smoothies.
Important Teaching Tips
Make sure to double-check that your coconut water doesn't have added sugar (lots do!). I personally use Buddha coconut water or Taste Nirvana.
Mint is a natural way to boost your energy! However, it's not awesome for breastfeeding moms as it can reduce milk supply. If this is you, just omit the mint and add some lime juice.
Adding a squirt of fresh lime juice gives it a great twist!
Frequently Asked Questions About Watermelon Smoothies
Typically bright berries mix well with watermelon (strawberries and raspberries) along with tropical fruits like pineapple and mango as well as bananas. Each one will bring a different texture and flavor to the watermelon smoothie.
Though fresh watermelon tastes great in smoothies, frozen watermelon brings a whole other element. It creates more of a refreshing, thick blend perfect on hot days.
Fresh mint will give the smoothie the best flavor. Mint is also wonderful for energy, clarity, and digestion making it great to sneak into your diet.
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Watermelon Mint Smoothie
- 4 cups watermelon chopped
- ½ avocado
- 6-8 ice cubes
- ¼ cup coconut water
- ½ cup strawberries
- ⅔ mint leaves
- Prep and chop your watermelon making sure there's no seeds.
- Add all the ingredients into the blender, starting with the watermelon first to make it easier for the machine.
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Make sure to double-check that your coconut water doesn't have added sugar (lots do!). I personally use Buddha coconut water or Taste Nirvana.
- Frozen watermelon will make the smoothie thicker
- Mint is a natural way to boost your energy! However, it's not awesome for breastfeeding moms as it can reduce milk supply. If this is you, just omit the mint and add some lime juice.
This refreshing watermelon mint smoothie is not only extremely hydrating but also full of nutrients and health-boosting ingredients.
It's easy to whip up and tastes great on a hot day.