Watermelon Smoothie With Yogurt

Watermelon smoothie
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Ratings (15)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
97 Calories
2g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 82mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Watermelon is a refreshing fruit, and a smoothie is a refreshing drink—so why not combine the two? The quenching abilities of watermelon make it the perfect ingredient for a cooling beverage on a hot summer day. In addition, mixing watermelon, banana, and vanilla yogurt is a quick and easy way to get a nutritious and tasty beverage that will hit the spot after some outdoor exercise or a few hours relaxing in the warm sun.

The consistency of this smoothie is thinner than when using other fruits (because watermelon has a lot of water, hence the name), but it is still a cool way to consume a healthy dose of fruit and yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon chunks, seeds removed
  • 1 small banana, chopped
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 cups 0-percent-fat Greek-style vanilla yogurt (such as Oikos or Trader Joe's)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place watermelon chunks, chopped banana, ice, and yogurt in a blender.

  2. Blend until smooth. Pour into four large or six small glasses.

Tips

  • Make sure to buy a seedless watermelon so you don't spend time picking out the seeds. White seeds, however, are fine to leave in.
  • Pre-cut watermelon also saves time. Throw it in the freezer, if you like a slushy drink.
  • Strawberries and blueberries pair well with the other ingredients. And fresh mint adds a cool twist and aids in digestion.
  • If you like your smoothie sweet, add honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon. Those who like it tart should swap lemon yogurt for the vanilla.

Recipe Variations

  • Eliminate the yogurt entirely for a thirst-quenching summer refresher—one you can even turn into a frozen cocktail.
  • Omit the bananas and yogurt and add 1 cup ripe strawberries and 1/2 cup of lemon juice for an invigorating frozen watermelon lemonade (no sugar needed).