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Watermelon Chia Smoothie

By August 2, 2021August 26th, 2023Breakfast, Detox Drink, Lunch, Recipes, Side / Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Sis, at the time of the writing of this post, Summer is almost over, and you can’t let it end without trying this delicious and refreshing way to beat the heat or even just start your day! This Watermelon Chia Smoothie blends together the natural sweetness of watermelon, the tanginess of lime that I love, and the creaminess of coconut milk!  Try it sis, and you’ll be telling me how it danced on your taste buds, LOL!

LET’s REVIEW THE BENEFITS OF THE INGREDIENTS for the  Watermelon Chia Smoothie?
**1. Why watermelon?**
Watermelon, with its high water content and naturally sweet flavor, is the star of this smoothie. It provides hydration, vitamins, and antioxidants, making it a perfect base for a summer drink. Watermelon is composed of over 90% water, making it an excellent hydrating snack. It’s a source of vitamins A and C, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin and boosting the immune system.

**2. Why use frozen strawberries?**
Frozen strawberries not only add a lovely pink hue to the smoothie (Strawberries contain anthocyanin, which give them their vibrant color). Their vibrant color also indicates the presence of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, making them a nutritious addition. 

**3. What’s the purpose of the banana in the recipe?**
The ripe banana adds natural sweetness and creaminess to the smoothie. Additionally, it provides potassium, an essential mineral that supports heart health and proper muscle function. The potassium in bananas help regulate blood pressure and supports muscle and nerve function. They also contain vitamin B6, which is important for brain health.

**4. Can I use coconut or almond milk interchangeably?**
Absolutely! The choice between coconut and almond milk depends on your preference and dietary restrictions. Both options provide a creamy texture and are rich in nutrients, offering a dairy-free alternative to traditional milk. Coconut milk adds creaminess while providing healthy fats. It’s a source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can be easily absorbed and used by the body for energy.

**5. Why include lime juice?**
Lime juice brings a zesty kick to the smoothie, enhancing the overall flavor profile. Beyond its tangy taste, lime juice is packed with vitamin C, which supports immune function and skin health. Limes are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage and supports collagen production for healthy skin and connective tissues.

**6. What’s the role of chia or hemp seeds in the recipe?**
Chia or hemp seeds are optional, but they can add a boost of nutrition to your smoothie. These seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein, contributing to a satisfying and nutrient-packed drink. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, promoting digestive health and potentially reducing inflammation. Hemp seeds are rich in complete protein and essential fatty acids, making them a valuable addition to plant-based diets.

**Preparing Your Watermelon Chia Smoothie**

1. **Gather Your Ingredients:** Collect fresh watermelon cubes (seeds removed), frozen strawberries, a frozen and chopped ripe banana, unsweetened coconut or almond milk, lime juice, and optionally chia or hemp seeds.

2. **Blend to Perfection:** Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Adjust the thickness by adding more almond milk or frozen strawberries, depending on your preference.

3. **Fine-Tune the Flavor:** Take a moment to taste the smoothie and adjust the flavors. If you desire more acidity, add extra lime juice. For added sweetness, introduce more banana. To intensify the watermelon flavor, consider incorporating extra watermelon cubes.

4. **Serve and Enjoy:** This recipe yields two servings. Pour the smoothie into glasses and, for an extra touch of whimsy, top with chia seeds to mimic watermelon seeds. Enjoy your refreshing creation immediately, although any leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days.

Whether you’re looking for a wholesome breakfast, a post-workout treat, or simply a way to beat the heat, this recipe is bound to become a staple in your kitchen. So, gather your ingredients and blend up a taste of summer today!
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Watermelon Chia Smoothie Recipe…

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5 from 2 votes

Watermelon Chia Smoothie


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon cubed // black seeds removed
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 medium ripe banana previously peeled // chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup unsweetened plain coconut or almond milk
  • 1 medium lime juiced // 1 lemon yields ~30 ml
  • 1 Tbsp chia or hemp seeds optional


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, adding more almond milk to thin, or more frozen strawberries or ice to thicken.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more lime for acidity, banana for sweetness, or watermelon for a more intense watermelon flavor.
  • Serves 2 (as original recipe is written) - top with additional chia seeds to mock watermelon seeds! Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.


  • JM says:

    5 stars
    This looks colorful and bright. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 And healthy!!!

  • Sarah says:

    5 stars
    I love it!! Stay healthy😊 my fave!

  • Janice Davis says:

    I enjoyed the Watermelon Chia Smoothie. It was very refreshing and would be wonderful on a hot day. My strawberries weren’t very sweet, so I added some sweetener. Next time, I will use purchased frozen strawberries instead of freezing fresh strawberries. They tend to be sweeter.

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