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Watermelon Lemon Smoothie

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A watermelon lemon smoothie is the perfect way to showcase and enjoy what’s great about summer.

Delicious and Refreshing Smoothie Recipe

2 watermelon lemon smoothies with slices of fruit

The blend of fresh, sweet watermelon and tart lemons gives you a delightful and refreshing experience.

In other words, you’ll love these smoothies! Basically, it’s delicious and helps you stay cool on the hottest of days.

Every year in late may or early June, I start craving watermelon. My husband is like that with lemonade.

So how can you go through the summer without watermelon … and lemonade? You don’t have to.

Combine the two, and you have the most refreshing drink in town. Both my husband and I agree that this blend is perfectly satisfying for both of our cravings.

Imagine yourself sitting out on the front porch or on the back lawn on a warm summer day.

Whether you’re reading a book or chatting with the neighbor, this drink will cool you off and make the experience even more enjoyable.

But it’s even good when it’s not hot out. If you like watermelon, you’ll love this smoothie.

It’s like a vacation every single time you take a sip.

Seriously, this drink is so good my husband and I both wanted more the first time I made it. Unfortunately, I only got enough watermelon to make one for each of us.

Now, I get enough ingredients for us to have them several days in a row.

It’s also a delicious drink that goes with a meal. Or you can make them for an afternoon pick-me-up.

It’s basically good at any time of day. Another delicious summer drink is this lemonade smoothie.

I’m not a huge fan of blazing hot, humid weather, but these watermelon lemon smoothies make it tolerable. They cool you from the inside out.

Farm-Fresh Watermelon Memories

I have fond memories of eating watermelon from a very early age. A wave of nostalgia washes over me every time I taste it.

My grandfather grew watermelons on his farm, and they were the best I’ve ever had.

I’ll never forget those hot summer days when he and another strong person would carry one of the just-picked watermelons over to the concrete picnic table to cut it.

Everyone would stand and watch in anticipation of biting into the juicy melon.

Even the cows in the nearby pasture stood at the fence, hoping someone would toss them a treat.

It was so delicious and refreshing. Because of this, I look forward to watermelon season, even though I have to put up with the hot weather that comes with it.

We didn’t even think about the health benefits other than the fact that we quenched our thirst with the naturally sweet deliciousness. But there are quite a few benefits.

Benefits of Watermelon

According to Healthline.com, watermelon has a boatload of benefits. First of all, it’s hydrating.

Watermelon also contains lycopene, vitamin C, and potassium. It also contains quite a few other vitamins that keep your body in good form.

So you need to take advantage of watermelon season and eat as much as you can.

Lycopene is good for you on so many levels. It’s promotes healthy arteries by helping to prevent them from getting clogged by plaque.

And in some cases, it helps reduce blood pressure. In other words, lycopene is a heart-healthy nutrient.

Isn’t it nice to know that watermelon is more than just a delicious, juicy fruit? It’s good for you in so many ways!

Watermelon Lemon Smoothie Ingredients

These watermelon lemon smoothies don’t have many ingredients.

All you need are watermelon, lemon, a sweetener (honey, sugar, or sugar-substitute), and crushed ice.

Watermelon slice, lemon, and honey

How to Make a Watermelon Lemon Smoothie

Put all of the ingredients into the blender and turn it on. It’s that simple.

Watermelon, lemon juice, ice, and honey in a blender

It’s basically a two-step process that delivers the most amazing refreshing deliciousness.

Watermelon lemon smoothie after it's blended in the blender

How to Serve Watermelon Lemon Smoothies

Serve this delicious drink to your family at mealtime, and they’ll thank you over and over.

2 mason jars filled with smoothies and topped with lemon and watermelon wedges

If you have a party, serve it with chips and this delicious Greek yogurt onion dip. Or offer it with these spicy hot fire crackers.

These watermelon smoothies are also delicious with these Tater Tot waffle pizzas. If you have kids or grandkids, they’ll love this combination.

And if you like cold drinks, you’ll also love this creamy orange smoothie!

More Great Recipes

See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck, Full Plate Thursday, Fiesta Friday, and Meal Plan Monday.

Yield: 2 smoothies

Watermelon Lemon Smoothie

Watermelon lemon smoothie with slices of fruit

A watermelon lemon smoothie is refreshing and nutritious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of cut watermelon (seedless or remove seeds)
  • 1 large lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or other sweetener
  • 2 cups of crushed ice

Instructions

    1. Put all of the ingredients in the blender, turn it on, and blend until the mixture is smooth.
    2. Pour the smoothies into two glasses and garnish with watermelon and lemon slices.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 147Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 6mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 33gProtein 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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mary kirby

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Perfect for the 4th!! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday this week.

Mollie

Balvinder

Friday 26th of June 2020

Refreshing and nourishing! Love it.

southernhomeexpress

Friday 26th of June 2020

Thank you! It is so good and perfect for hot days!

Irene

Friday 26th of June 2020

Sounds so yummy and refreshing! And about the previous comments, in Mexico, limeade is often made with whole fruits blended in; it is delicious, but it must be consumed almost right away before it turns bitter.

Rebecca - Glutarama

Friday 26th of June 2020

My son adores watermelon slices and also loves to make smoothies...only trouble he never drinks them afterwards. I'm crossing my fingers we can merge the two and I can get him to make these with me AND drink it too!

southernhomeexpress

Friday 26th of June 2020

I hope your son drinks it and enjoys it! We love smoothies, and this is one of our favorites!

Belinda

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

Do you throw the whole lemon into the blender or just the juice of 1 lemon??

southernhomeexpress

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

Just the juice. I've never added the whole lemon, but I might try that next time just to see how it turns out. I love trying new things, so thanks for giving me the idea.

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