Hydrating Watermelon Smoothie Recipe with Strawberries and Banana

Watermelon smoothie recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

5 minutes

Serves

2

Meal Type

,

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional*)
  • Maple syrup to taste (optional*)

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender, blending until well-combined.

This fresh, sweet and thirst-quenching watermelon smoothie is exactly what you need to boost your energy levels, aid your digestion, improve the health of your skin and immune system and promote detoxification.

The watermelon and strawberries in this smoothie give it a sweet, delicious flavor, while the yogurt and banana provide the creamy texture that makes this smoothie go down easy. This is the perfect mid-afternoon snack or nutrient-dense dessert with a slew of health benefits.


A Delicious Hydrating, Detoxifying Smoothie

This delicious watermelon smoothie is an easy way to promote detoxification, ridding the body of excess water and fluids that lead to bloating and swelling. Watermelon is a hydrating alkaline food that helps to balance your body’s pH levels. It also promotes circulation and allows oxygen to reach your cells.

Watermelon smoothie ingredients - Dr. Axe

On a hot day, after a job or yoga class, or anytime you feel drained and weighed down by toxins or excess water, try this detoxifying watermelon smoothie and notice the benefits.


Watermelon Smoothie Nutrition Facts

One serving of my watermelon smoothie, without maple syrup, contains roughly the following: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Watermelon smoothie recipe - Dr. Axe
  • 218 calories
  • 7 grams protein
  • 6.6 grams fat
  • 36 grams carbohydrates
  • 5 grams fiber
  • 24 grams sugar
  • 39 milligrams vitamin C (52 percent DV)
  • 1032 IUs vitamin A (44 percent DV)
  • 0.3 milligrams vitamin B6 (26 percent DV)
  • 0.26 milligrams vitamin B2 (24 percent DV)
  • 1 milligram vitamin B5 (21 percent DV)
  • 0.45 micrograms vitamin B12 (19 percent DV)
  • 0.15 milligrams vitamin B1 (14 percent DV)
  • 1.5 milligrams vitamin B3 (11 percent DV)
  • 37 micrograms folate (9 percent DV)
  • 32 milligrams choline (8 percent DV)
  • 215 milligrams phosphorus (31 percent DV)
  • 0.5 milligrams manganese (31 percent DV)
  • 74 milligrams magnesium (24 percent DV)
  • 0.2 milligrams copper (23 percent DV)
  • 212 milligrams calcium (21 percent DV)
  • 1.3 milligrams zinc (17 percent DV)
  • 655 milligrams potassium (14 percent DV)
  • 7.9 micrograms selenium (14 percent DV)
  • 1.2 milligrams iron (7 percent DV)
  • 60 milligrams sodium (4 percent DV)

Here’s a quick glance at some of the top health benefits associated with the ingredients in this watermelon smoothie:

Watermelon smoothie step 1 - Dr. Axe

Watermelon: Watermelon is a high antioxidant food that serves as an excellent source of vitamins A, C and B, potassium, magnesium and manganese. Consuming watermelon can help protect the health of your skin, boost detoxification and support your immune system. (6)

Strawberries: Strawberries have a relatively low amount of sugar, and they are a good source of fiber. Plus, strawberry nutrition contains anti-inflammatory and anti-aging antioxidants that help protect you from chronic disease. (7)

Chia seeds: Chia seeds support the health of your heart and digestion. They are an excellent source of fiber and contain manganese, phosphorus, calcium and zinc. Eating chia seeds can help to fight against diabetes, promote strong, healthy bones and boost your energy levels. (8)


How to Make a Hydrating Watermelon Smoothie

Making this watermelon smoothie is as easy as it gets.

Watermelon smoothie step 2 - Dr. Axe

Start by adding 1 banana and ½ cup of frozen strawberries to your blender.

Watermelon smoothie step 3 - Dr. Axe

If you like your smoothies on the sweeter side, you can also add optional maple syrup.

Watermelon smoothie step 4 - Dr. Axe

Then add in 1 cup of coconut yogurt and 2 cups of watermelon. An optional ingredient for this smoothie is a tablespoon of chia seeds, which I recommend because of their many health benefits and nutrients.

Watermelon smoothie step 5 - Dr. Axe

Blend the ingredients until they are well-combined.

Watermelon smoothie recipe - Dr. Axe

Your smoothie will be creamy, frothy and delicious. Enjoy!

Watermelon smoothie recipe - Dr. Axe
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