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This Watermelon Smoothie Bowl is the definition of summer. It's sweet, refreshing, and the perfect bright, summer pink. Enjoy it in your favorite bowl or the leftover watermelon rind to help you cool down during hot summer days!

Smoothie bowl in watermelon rind.

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If you've never added watermelon to your smoothies or smoothie bowls, you're missing out! It's sweet, hydrating, low in calories, and a great way to use up extra watermelon.

Why you'll love this smoothie bowl

  • Rich in antioxidants. We love adding dragonfruit to our watermelon smoothie bowl to give it that extra bright pink smoothie bowl color and also boost the nutrition. Dragonfruit is considered a superfood because it is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Made without banana. Bananas are commonly included in smoothie bowl recipes because they are extra creamy and make an amazing ice cream-like texture and consistency. We wanted to make a watermelon smoothie bowl without banana as an option for people who don't like bananas, have allergies, or simply don't have any frozen bananas for smoothies.
  • Extra hydrating. Both watermelon and dragonfruit are known to have a water content over 80%. This smoothie bowl is great for extra hot days when you need something to both cool you down and keep you hydrated.

Ingredients you'll need

Frozen watermelon, dragonfruit, strawberries and fresh plant milk.
  • Watermelon – It's important to use frozen watermelon when making watermelon smoothie bowls. If you've never frozen watermelon before, you're in for a treat! It's super easy and tastes like frozen candy. Follow our super simple tutorial for freezing watermelon for smoothies.
  • Strawberries – It's also important to use frozen strawberries, but I recommend letting the strawberries thaw a bit so they blend quickly and easily.
  • Dragonfruit – Frozen dragonfruit is not as common as frozen strawberries in grocery stores, but it is becoming more and more popular. You can use either dragonfruit cubes or a dragonfruit smoothie pack. The only ingredients in the smoothie pack will be dragonfruit puree. We use the brand Pitaya Foods. Pitaya Foods also sells frozen jackfruit you can buy and use to make our Jackfruit Smoothie.
  • Milk – Any plant milk works in this recipe. You can even use water or coconut water if needed or preferred – you just need a bit of liquid to help the frozen fruit blend smooth into a thick smoothie bowl.

How to Customize Your Smoothie Bowl

  • Energy and mood support: Add 1 tablespoon of maca powder.
  • Omega boost: Add 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds, chia seeds, or flax seeds.
  • Add an anti-inflammatory: Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon of raw honey (if not vegan), or replace the milk with freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Add probiotics: Add 1/4 cup unsweetened, plain coconut yogurt.

How to Make a Thick Watermelon Smoothie Bowl

Defrosting dragon fruit in sink.
  1. Defrost the dragonfruit. This applies if you are using a dragonfruit puree smoothie pack. Just like in our Peanut Butter Acai Bowl, run the smoothie pack under cool water to help break it up so it is easy to put in the blender.
Watermelon and strawberries in a blender.
  1. Add ingredients to a high-powered blender. In the following order, add the milk, any add-ins (if using), dragonfruit puree, watermelon, and strawberries to the blender.
Blended smoothie bowl.
  1. Blend until smooth. Start the blender on a low setting and slowly work up to about ⅓ speed. Use the tamper to push the frozen fruit down into the blade. Continue until the smoothie bowl ingredients are completely smooth.

Common Questions

Are smoothie bowls vegan?

Most smoothie bowls can be made vegan friendly, including this smoothie bowl. To make a vegan smoothie bowl, always use nondairy milks like almond milk, soy milk, or cashew milk and use nondairy yogurts. You can also replace the raw honey in any smoothie bowl with another vegan sweetener like maple syrup, agave nectar, or even a Medjool date.

Why does my smoothie taste like water?

If your smoothie bowl tastes like water, it is most likely because your watermelon was not very sweet. For best results, taste test your watermelon before freezing and only freeze extra sweet watermelon!

Will a smoothie bowl keep overnight?

Unfortunately, smoothie bowls are similar to ice cream and should be eaten immediately. If you store a smoothie bowl overnight in the fridge, it will completely melt into a thin smoothie.

With that being said, if you made more smoothie bowl than you can eat or want to store some for later, pour the leftover smoothie bowl into an ice cube tray and freeze in small cubes. Then, when you'd like to eat the smoothie bowl again, allow the smoothie cubes to defrost at room temperature for about 20 minutes, then re-blend as usual.

Tips for Success

  • If you don't have a high-powered blender, use a large cup food processor. Large cup food processors fitted with the s blade do a surprisingly great job of blending frozen fruit smooth and are a great option when you don't have a high-powered blender. Instead of using a tamper, stop the food processor and use a silicone spatula to help push the fruit down as needed.
  • Be careful when using dragonfruit! Dragonfruit is very, very pigmented and easily stains. Carefully squeeze the smoothie pack into the blender and quickly throw away the plastic bag. If you drip any dragonfruit on your counters or kitchen tools, quickly wipe it up so it does not stain your kitchen.
Smoothie bowl in watermelon rind.
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Watermelon Smoothie Bowl Recipe

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
This Watermelon Smoothie Bowl is the definition of summer. It's sweet, refreshing, and the perfect bright, summer pink. Enjoy it in your favorite bowl or the leftover watermelon rind to help you cool down during hot summer days!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup frozen watermelon cubes
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 dragonfruit smoothie pack
  • 2-3 tablespoons non-dairy milk

Instructions

  • Defrost the dragonfruit. This applies if you are using a dragonfruit puree smoothie pack (if using cubes, skip this step). Run the smoothie pack under cool water to help break it up so it is easy to put in the blender.
  • Add ingredients to a high-powered blender. In the following order, add the milk, any add-ins (if using), dragonfruit puree, watermelon, and strawberries to the blender.
  • Blend until smooth. Start the blender on a low setting and slowly work up to about ⅓ speed. Use the tamper to push the frozen fruit down into the blade. Continue until the smoothie bowl ingredients are completely smooth.
  • Spoon into bowls and top as desired. Enjoy immediately!
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Notes

  • Pitaya Foods sells dragonfruit cubes or dragonfruit smoothie packs.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 48mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g

Disclaimer: The Nutritional Information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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