Watermelon Banana Smoothie is a light and healthy breakfast. Made with just 5 ingredients, this smoothie is quick and simple to make, refreshing and a nutritional powerhouse!
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Watermelon Banana Smoothie Details
Level of Difficulty: Super Simple! This smoothie is about as easy a homemade breakfast comes. Add all ingredients to a blender, blend for a minute and your Watermelon Banana Smoothie is good to go!
Flavor: This smoothie has a fruity and sweet flavor. The banana flavor is very subtle. The watermelon and strawberries provide a natural sweetness.
Time: 5 minutes! This includes time to get all of your ingredients out, add to the blender and blend away!
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Seedless Watermelon
- Strawberries- substitute your favorite tropical fruit if you do not have strawberries. Mango, Pineapples or Peaches would work great with this flavor combination.
- Milk– use the milk that you have on hand! I tested this smoothie with coconut milk and almond milk. Both options were delicious. The coconut milk gave a slight nutty flavor to the smoothie. Cows milk is a good option in this smoothie. If milk is not your thing, substitute coconut water for an extra hydration boost.
- Greek Yogurt– I use a Vanilla Greek yogurt for extra sweetness. I find that the flavored Greek yogurts remove the bitter taste of plain Greek yogurt. If you do not have Greek yogurt, you can substitute regular yogurt. However, the smoothie will not have as much protein as it would using Greek yogurt.
How to Make a Banana Watermelon Smoothie
- Start with frozen fruit. Freeze your banana and watermelon for at least 12 hours prior to making the smoothie.
- Add ingredients to blender. Blend ingredients on high for 1 minute. All fruit should be smooth and combined.
- Serve in glasses after blending.
It really is as simple as those 3 steps. If you have an extra five minutes in the morning, be sure to try this smoothie!
- Use frozen fruit! By doing this, you will not have to add ice to your smoothie. Ice can water down a smoothie and take away the flavor. Once bananas begin to brown, wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze. I like to do this with any extra fruit I have that may go bad before it can be eaten.
- Premeasure your fruit. Measure your fruit ahead of time and freeze in plastic bags. This will allow you to have all ingredients ready to put in the blender.
- Leave your blender out. If you are trying to have a quick breakfast, have your blender and travel cup ready to go in the morning. Then, you can pull your frozen fruit out of the freezer and add everything right into the blender.
Watermelon Banana Smoothie FAQ
What can I serve with my smoothie? This smoothie can be consumed alone on-the-go or serve this smoothie with a slice of avocado toast or a light quiche like this Whipped Ricotta Quiche!
What else can I add to my smoothie? If you want to add extra protein to your smoothie, a scoop of vanilla protein powder would be delicious with the fruity flavor combination. You can also add spinach for an extra nutrition punch. The spinach is relatively tasteless and will give the smoothie a bright green flavor. Additionally, you could top the smoothie with chia seeds or flax seeds. Finally, you can add oats to your blender. This will thicken your smoothie slightly and give it a grittier texture, however, the flavor will not be significantly altered.
Help! My smoothie is not sweet enough. If your smoothie is not sweet enough, try adding some honey or agave nectar. I like to use this Vanilla Greek Yogurt with Honey. It adds the perfect amount of natural sweetness.
What can I do with leftover smoothie? Use leftover Watermelon Banana Smoothie to make a delicious popsicle! Simply pour the leftover smoothie into a popsicle mold and freeze. This makes this smoothie even more toddler friendly! You can also make this smoothie baby friendly by putting the leftovers into a teething bag and freezing!
Is this Watermelon Banana Smoothie healthy? Yes, this Watermelon Banana Smoothie is healthy and full of health benefits! It is low in calories and high in nutrients. The watermelon will help you stay hydrated. The banana is full of potassium. Strawberries are low in calories and packed with vitamins. The Greek Yogurt gives the smoothie a protein punch to keep you full longer. Along with a healthy diet, this Watermelon Banana Smoothie could assist with weigh loss.
What fruit mixes well with watermelon? Banana mixes well with watermelon. Take this Watermelon Banana Smoothie as an example! The banana mixed with watermelon gives the watermelon smoothie a smooth texture and thickens the smoothie. Mango and peaches have similar properties to bananas and will bind well with watermelon.
Should I add the watermelon seeds to my smoothie? While watermelon seeds do have nutritional benefits, I do not recommend adding them to your smoothie. Once the seeds are blended, they will cause the smoothie to be chunky with seeds.
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If you make this Watermelon Banana Smoothie, please leave a comment and share on Instagram @delmarvaliciousdishes! I hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as my family does!
Watermelon Banana Smoothie
- 1 Blender
- Measuring Cups
- 1 cup Seedless Watermelon Chunks Frozen
- 1 Banana Frozen
- 1/2 cup Strawberries Fresh or Frozen
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Freeze watermelon and banana at least 12 hours before using.
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute.
- Serve immediately in glass.