watermelon smoothie

There is no better way to celebrate summer than with a big slice of watermelon (especially with the 4th of July right around the corner.) But if you are looking to spice things up, try this watermelon smoothie! It has that great watermelon flavor with a little extra kick.

Plus it is packed with lycopene. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have a frosty glass of watermelon juice than tomato juice!

(Lycopene is a bright red carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits, such as watermelon – and it’s one of the most potent antioxidants out there!)


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups Chopped Seedless Watermelon
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • Watermelon wedge (for garnish)

Step 1: Prepare.

First, chop watermelon into chunks. Second, crush some ice. (Or, what I prefer to do is freeze the watermelon chunks. You can skip the ice in this case.)

Removing the seeds isn’t a bad idea, either, because even the little white ones can be annoying in a smooth drink like this.

Step 2: Blend.

Blend the watermelon and ice into a thick drink.

Step 3: Add extra flavor.

Add in the honey, lemon juice, and black pepper. Make sure the pepper is finely ground or it will sink to the bottom.

(Don’t be concerned about the black pepper. It actually adds a nice kick, but you don’t really taste the pepper itself.)

Step 4: Blend.

Now blend it all together.

Step 5: Garnish.

Pour the finished drink into a glass.

Slide a watermelon wedge on the side of the glass to garnish. (Just like you’d do with a lemon wedge.)

Then serve!

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  1. that must be delicious, and nutritious!

    I’ll try making one this weeekend.

  2. Watermelon Fruit Smoothie

    I’m looking forward to summer when watermelons are in season to try this smoothie.
    Are there any alternatives to watermelon for the time it’s not available?

  3. @Daryl

    I’m not sure that there are any good substitutes for watermelon. Lots of fruits make good smoothies, but I can’t think of any that would be a similar texture to this one.

    Perhaps a red raspberry smoothie would be somewhat close, but I don’t know. (At least it’s pretty easy to find frozen raspberries to use.)

  4. i do something similar with pomegranates. it’s crunchy though because you cannot find a seedless pomegranate!

  5. This Was Amazing , ! Best Recipee E V E R !
    Thank You So Very Much!

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