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Creamy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothies

These Creamy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothies are a delicious and healthy way to start any day, and they’re a fantastic cold drink to enjoy on hot summer days!

Quick and easy to make, all you need is 5 ingredients, a blender, and a few minutes to whip up a batch of these smoothies. One sip, and you’ll be hooked!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love smoothies!

I drink them for breakfast, post-workout, for lunch, after dinner, in the middle of the afternoon, or any time I want a good-for-me snack or sweet treat. And I really love that I can take one with me whenever I’m on the go.

I’ve got several smoothie recipes here on the blog – be sure to check them out – and I’m always trying new flavor combinations.

As it turns out, strawberries and watermelon are fantastic together, and both have lots of nutritional benefits, including being good sources of vitamin C.

So, in the summer when watermelon and strawberries abound – and I always seem to have lots of leftover watermelon – I make these smoothies all the time.

I start by making sure I have bags of frozen strawberries and watermelon in the freezer at the ready (yes, you can freeze watermelon; it’s easy, and my post on How To Freeze Watermelon shows you the best way to do it).

The frozen fruit makes these smoothies awesomely thick and frosty without having to add ice, which also means the smoothie won’t be watered down, and so you’ll get the full flavor of the fruit and other ingredients.

Almond milk and vanilla yogurt add creaminess, and I sweeten them up naturally with some pure maple syrup.

Cool, creamy, fruity, and so refreshing…this, my friends, is summer in a glass!

all of the ingredients needed to make creamy strawberry watermelon smoothies in individual bowls, almond milk, honey, yogurt, frozen strawberries, and frozen watermelon

Ingredients you need:

Note: Ingredient amounts are in the recipe below.

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen watermelon
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Vanilla yogurt (I use regular yogurt, but Greek yogurt will work too)
  • Pure maple syrup

Special equipment needed:

  • Blender (make sure it powerful enough to handle the frozen fruit)

Here’s a look at how to make Creamy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothies:

Note: This is just a brief overview of the steps. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full recipe with detailed instructions.

2 images; one of all of the ingredients needed to make creamy strawberry watermelon smoothies in a blender with text that says place all ingredients in a blender; the other of the ingredients blended together in the blender with text that says blend until smooth, enjoy

Tips & Tidbits:

  • Frozen fruit is the key to making these smoothies thick. I don’t recommend using fresh fruit, which would result in a much thinner and less frosty consistency.
  • The quality of your fruit will determine the quality of your smoothie. Make sure it tastes good!
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is my favorite, but you can use your favorite milk, non-dairy or dairy. If it’s not vanilla flavored, add a splash of vanilla extract (½ to 1 teaspoon).
  • I use regular vanilla yogurt for this recipe (try my Easy Instant Pot Vanilla Yogurt for some of the best homemade yogurt ever), but you can use vanilla Greek yogurt if you prefer.
  • I like using whole milk yogurt for the extra creaminess, but low-fat and non-fat versions will work too.
  • Use as much or as little maple syrup as you need to get to the sweetness level you like. Depending on the sweetness of your fruit, you might need a little less or a little more.
  • Honey can be used in place of the maple syrup.
  • Want to make an all-watermelon or an all-strawberry smoothie? Just use 2 cups of whichever one you choose (I will say, though, that I think they are better together; the watermelon, especially, can sometimes be a little weak in flavor on its own).
  • For an extra-refreshing variation, try adding a little bit of chopped fresh mint.
  • Chia seeds and/or ground flaxseeds are a great addition.
  • Serve these smoothies immediately while they are thick and frosty!
2 creamy strawberry watermelon smoothies in glasses with straws in front of them and bowls of frozen strawberries and watermelon in the background

These smoothies are not just for summer. I also love sipping on them in the winter when I need a little pick-me-up and want to be reminded of sunny summer days and the warm weather to come!

I hope you try this Creamy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothies recipes and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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Creamy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothies

These Creamy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothies are a delicious and healthy way to start any day, and they're a fantastic cold drink to enjoy on hot summer days!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 (about 1½ cups each; recipe makes about 3 cups total)
Estimated Calories: 182

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup whole milk vanilla yogurt, (I use regular yogurt, but you can also use Greek yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, add more or less to taste

Special Equipment

  • Blender (make sure it is powerful enough to handle the frozen fruit)

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth (if the mixture is too thick, add a little extra almond milk).
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • The quality of your fruit will determine the quality of your smoothie. Make sure it tastes good!
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is my favorite, but you can use your favorite milk, non-dairy or dairy. If it’s not vanilla flavored, add a splash of vanilla extract (½ to 1 teaspoon).
  • I like using whole milk yogurt for the extra creaminess, but low-fat and non-fat versions will work too.
  • Honey can be used in place of the maple syrup.
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Recipe Rating




Michelle James

Saturday 11th of June 2022

Sounds so good, I'll have to try this one!

Michelle

Saturday 11th of June 2022

Thank you, Michelle! Hope you enjoy it!