Banana has become a staple ingredient in any delicious smoothie, whether it's healthy or decadent. It adds that comforting creamy texture into the mix along with its tender tropical taste. It's also a fantastic source of vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and iron. Watermelon, on the other hand, deserves to get a respectable place in a smoothie-loving community, as it is a great source of vitamins A and C, magnesium, calcium, and antioxidants. Together watermelon and banana form a unique pair, allowing smoothies containing them to have just the right consistency.

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Watermelon and banana smoothies will instantly trigger your memories from all of your best summer vacations. This combination is just divine, so I've easily come up with 7 watermelon banana smoothie recipes to inspire you to play with the mix and perhaps get you to turn smoothie blending into your new daily habit. Something tells me you won't get tired of mixing these two beautiful fruits together for a long time.

1. Watermelon + Banana + Strawberries + Lime

strawberry smoothie

For those who want a taste of a bright summer day.

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup of strawberries (fresh during season, frozen otherwise)
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ½ to 1 cup of fresh water

2. Watermelon + Banana + Milk + Peanut Butter + Vanilla

banana smoothie

For those who want a traditional healthy dessert.

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 cup of plant-based milk (almond, hazelnut, quinoa, or oat milks are highly recommended)
  • 1 big tablespoon of peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
  • 1-2 drops of vanilla extract

3. Watermelon + Banana + Blueberries + Coconut Milk

blueberry smoothie

For those who want to improve their eyesight by delicious means.

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup of blueberries (fresh during season, frozen otherwise)
  • 2/3 cup of rich unsweetened coconut milk

4. Watermelon + Banana + Pineapple + Coconut Water

pineapple smoothie

For those who want to spend their sunset years on a tropical island.

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • ½ to 1 cup of coconut water

5. Watermelon + Banana + Spinach + Kiwi

kiwi smoothie

For those who get inspired by the healing powers of chlorophyll.

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 packed cup of fresh spinach
  • 2 small kiwis
  • ½ to 1 cup of fresh water

6. Watermelon + Banana + Celery + Ginger

banana drink

For those who want a better digestion and a nice cleanse.

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 chopped celery sticks
  • 1 full teaspoon of fresh shredded ginger

7. Watermelon + Banana + Apple + Cucumber + Lemon

watermelon beverage

For those who want something simple, fresh, and light.

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 cup of peeled cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Additional Tips For Watermelon and Banana Smoothies:

  1. Try to use organic produce as much as possible.
  2. Use fully ripe fruits.
  3. It's a good idea to get a big ripe watermelon, chop its flesh into nice little cubes and freeze them for later.
  4. You are free to buy and use seedless watermelon, though I would recommend opting for traditional ones, as the seeds have great health benefits. If not using them in your smoothie, you may want to roast them and then mix them with some spices or grind them to sprinkle them on top of salads, soups, and other dishes.
  5. Freeze ripe bananas too. Later you can use them for smoothies or make amazingly simple and delicious vegan ice cream by blending the frozen goodies until they reach a thick texture of real ice cream.
  6. If the smoothies are not sweet enough for you, you can always add a fresh date, stevia, or a dash of maple syrup into the mix.
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