Make hydration so very yummy with this super simple Watermelon Smoothie. With just two ingredients, you can blend up a smoothie for kids that’s packed with Vitamin C, protein, calcium, and pure deliciousness.
It can be hard to get the kids to drink as much water as they need, but simple kids smoothies like this one can help. The quick drink is made with just two ingredients—watermelon and yogurt—and it’s refreshing and energizing. I love it as a snack or drink during the warmer months, especially when we have lots of fresh watermelon on hand.
Easy Watermelon Smoothie Recipe
This healthy smoothie is so easy to make and the short ingredient list may make it a great place to start if your kids aren’t such fans of smoothies. Let them help you add the ingredients to the blender—they’ll be reassured to know there’s nothing funky hiding inside!—and give it a taste test!
Ingredients You Need
To make this smoothie, you just need:
TIP: You’ll need to freeze the watermelon ahead of time to give it the classic smoothie texture, but otherwise it’s super simple! And if you forget to do that, you can add a few ice cubes.
How to Make a Watermelon Smoothie Step-by-Step
To make this smoothie for kids, you just need to:
- Freeze the watermelon.
- Add it to a blender with the yogurt.
- Blend, starting on low and working up to high.
- Sweeten to taste with maple syrup or honey (which may or may not be needed depending on the flavor of the melon).
TIP: You can use vanilla yogurt if you prefer or non-dairy Greek style yogurt.
Frequently Asked Questions
Seedless is the way to go here. And if you can’t find or don’t have seedless watermelon, do your best to remove the seeds first.
Sure, that will work just fine if you need to adjust this recipe for a dairy intolerance.
You can totally add ½ of a frozen banana to vary the flavor of this smoothie a little.
You can, though the smoothie won’t be as creamy.
To add veggies to this smoothie, I recommend adding ¼ cup fresh or frozen cauliflower florets. You could also add fresh or frozen summer squash. (I’m going for lighter colors here so it doesn’t turn change the color of the final result!)
How to Freeze Watermelon
Cut the watermelon into cubes and place into a zip top freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible and lay flat in one layer in the freezer to freeze. This will avoid them all freezing together in one large clump, making it easy for you to measure some out for your smoothie.
Best Tips for Watermelon Smoothies
- Use seedless watermelon to make your life easier and avoid having to pick out seeds.
- Freeze the watermelon at least 6 hours before you plan to make the smoothie.
- Place the watermelon cubes into a zip top freezer bag and lay flat in one layer in the freezer to freeze. This will avoid them all freezing together in one large clump.
- Use vanilla yogurt or plain. If using plain, sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup.
- Serve immediately after making.
- You can freeze the blended mixture in freezer pop molds to make homemade popsicles for the kids.
- Serve the smoothie in a small cup, in a cup with a straw, or in a reusable pouch.
- You may also like Cherry Smoothie, Banana Blueberry Smoothie, and Watermelon Juice.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe so please comment below to share!
This post was originally posted June 2019.
Using frozen watermelon ensures a cold and creamy smoothie that blends easily in the blender. Plan to freeze the watermelon at least 6 hours before you want to make the smoothie.
- 1 cup frozen watermelon cubes
- ½ cup vanilla whole milk Greek yogurt
- Optional: 2 tablespoons fresh or frozen cauliflower, 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
To freeze watermelon: Place the watermelon cubes into a zip top freezer bag and lay flat in one layer in the freezer to freeze. This will avoid them all freezing together in one large clump. Do this at least 6 hours before you plan to make the smoothie.
Use seedless watermelon to make your life easier and avoid having to pick out seeds.
Use a nondairy yogurt if you prefer.
Use plain yogurt if you prefer and sweeten to taste with maple syrup or honey.
You can freeze the blended mixture in freezer pop molds to make homemade popsicles for the kids.
Serve the smoothie in a small cup, in a cup with a straw, or in a reusable pouch.
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