This Watermelon Smoothie Bowl is a delicious, refreshing summer breakfast or snack! With just 6 basic ingredients, it's quick and easy to make. Coconut milk makes it extra creamy, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice adds the perfect amount of acidity!
From somewhere around mid September to mid April, oatmeal is my go-to easy breakfast. But as soon as warmer spring temps roll around, it's officially smoothie bowl season!
They're quick and easy to make, so refreshing, versatile, and a great way to get in a hefty serving of fruit (and sometimes veggies. - see here for my favorite Green Smoothie Bowl). This smoothie bowl is perfect for peak summer – it's extra refreshing on a hot day!
Why We Love This Recipe
- Quick & easy: This watermelon smoothie bowl comes together in less than 5 minutes with just 7 ingredients.
- Customizable: Once you have your watermelon base blended, the topping options are endless. Berries, shredded coconut, or granola all make for great choices! You can also change up the flavor of your actual smoothie by adding in different frozen fruits, sweeteners and more.
- Super refreshing: This is the perfect easy recipe for a hot summer day, since you'll be using watermelon when it's at peak freshness and in season.
Here's what you'll need to make this watermelon smoothie bowl:
- Frozen berries: In addition to frozen watermelon, we like to add in frozen strawberries and raspberries for a creamier smoothie bowl. Since watermelon has such a high water content, it tends to be a bit icy when blended on its own. You can use just about any berry or frozen fruit of choice in this recipe, including blueberries, blackberries, mango, pineapple or peaches.
- Frozen watermelon: We typically freeze our own watermelon by cutting it into small cubes and freezing overnight. You can also buy frozen watermelon at many grocery stores (like Whole Foods). This is the brand we typically use!
- Honey: For a vegan version, feel free to substitute with maple syrup, agave, or even a pitted medjool date or two.
- Coconut: We use canned full fat coconut milk for the best creamy consistency in this watermelon smoothie bowl. You can also use oat milk, regular milk, or another milk of choice. Coconut water is also a great alternative!
- Lime juice: Lime juice adds just the right amount of acidity, which really complements the watermelon. You can also substitute with lemon juice, or leave it out completely.
- Salt: This is an optional ingredient. We always add a small pinch of salt to our smoothies to balance out all of the flavors. Feel free to leave it out if preferred!
How to Make a Watermelon Smoothie Bowl
Pro tip: Let the frozen fruit soften for 15-20 minutes before blending. If you skip this step, you'll likely have to add a lot more liquid to get the mixture to blend thoroughly.
(1) Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve right away with toppings of choice.
Tips and FAQs
- Go easy on the liquids: There's a fine line between a creamy, thick smoothie bowl and a watery one that doesn't hold any toppings. It's best to stick to as little liquid as possible, only adding it in when you need something to help blend.
- For best results, let the frozen fruit thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before blending. You can also microwave the fruit for 30 seconds for a quicker option.
- Don't add ice: Smoothie bowl not thick enough? Instead of adding ice (which will make your bowl grainy and watered down), add in another handful of frozen strawberries and/or raspberries.
- Smoothie version: If you would rather have a smoothie you can drink out of a glass, add an additional ¼-½ cup of coconut milk or another liquid of choice.
- Top it off: Some of our favorite toppings for smoothie bowls include fresh fruit (berries, banana, mango, etc.), shredded coconut, chocolate chips, honey/ agave, nut butter or nuts, and granola. Feel free to customize to your liking to make your perfect watermelon smoothie bowl.
Dice watermelon into ½-1 inch cubes and transfer to a sheet pan, spreading out the cubes in an even layer. To prevent sticking, we suggest lining the pan with parchment paper. Freeze for 2-3 hours (until frozen solid), then transfer to a freezer bag/container until ready to use.
It's important to freeze the watermelon on a sheet pan first (versus just adding it to a bag and freezing), otherwise the frozen watermelon will stick together in large clumps.
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This Watermelon Smoothie Bowl is a delicious, refreshing summer breakfast or snack! With just 6 basic ingredients, it's quick and easy to make.
- 2 cups frozen watermelon*
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons honey, maple syrup or agave
- 1 ½ tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- Optional: ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Defrost the frozen fruit at room temperature for 15 minutes before blending.
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
*You can freeze your own watermelon or purchase frozen watermelon in stores like Whole Foods. To freeze your own, dice watermelon into ½" cubes and transfer to a sheet pan, spreading out the cubes in an even layer. Freeze for 2-3 hours (until frozen solid), then transfer to a freezer bag/container until ready to use.
Smoothie instructions: To make this into a smoothie, add an additional ¼-1/2 cup coconut milk or another liquid of choice.
Go easy on the liquids: There's a fine line between a creamy, thick smoothie bowl and a watery one that doesn't hold any toppings. It's best to stick to as little liquid as possible, only adding it in when you need something to help blend.
For best results, let the frozen fruit thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before blending. You can also microwave the fruit for 30 seconds for a quicker option.
Don't add ice: Smoothie bowl not thick enough? Instead of adding ice (which will make your bowl grainy and watered down), add in another handful of frozen strawberries and/or raspberries.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It may vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Smoothies
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 228
- Sugar: 36.1 g
- Sodium: 150.9 mg
- Fat: 4.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 49.3 g
- Fiber: 7.6 g
- Protein: 2.4 g
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