I came up with this watermelon ginger smoothie recipe by wanting to elevate the sweet taste of watermelon smoothies.
So I tried adding ginger, and it gave the smoothie character, and a lot more to it, rather than just a sweet watermelon taste.
It’s certainly different, but I recommend you try it!
Watermelon And Ginger Smoothie Benefits
This watermelon banana ginger smoothie only contains a handful of ingredients, but they all bring in a lot of benefits.
Here are some of them:
- Antioxidants: The watermelon, banana, and lemon used in the melon smoothie contain antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from oxidative damage and support overall health.
- Hydration: Coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes, helping to keep you well-hydrated. As for watermelon, it further helps the hydration aspect of this smoothie.
- Digestive Health: The chia seeds in the smoothie are high in dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion and promote a healthy gut.
- Ginger’s Digestive Benefits: Freshly minced ginger has compounds that may help alleviate nausea and improve digestive function.
- Healthy Fats: Chia seeds are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health.
- Energy Boost: The natural sugars in watermelon and banana can provide a quick energy boost.
- Low in Calories: This smoothie is relatively low in calories, making it a suitable option for those watching their calorie intake.
- Potential Skin Benefits: The antioxidants in the smoothie may contribute to healthier skin.
How To Make Watermelon And Ginger Smoothie
This watermelon ginger and lemon smoothie is totally vegan-friendly and dairy-free. All is you need is 6 healthy ingredients:
- Chia Seeds
- Coconut Water
I always like to start by adding my frozen fruit first to a blender followed by the rest of the ingredients.
Basically, always add your difficult to blend ingredients first, it really helps the blending process.
I then blend for about 3-4 minutes, until I reach a smooth consistency, without any bits.
Ingredient Alternatives And Recipe Variations
Based on a lot of feedback from my readers, I always make sure to leave alternative options, and different ingredients you can use to make my smoothie recipes.
- If you cannot find coconut water at your local grocery store, use coconut milk (from a carton) or dairy-free milk of choice instead.
- If you do not like banana, you can use mango or pineapple instead. I have tested it with both of these alternatives, and the smoothie still comes out delicious!
- The lemon can easily be substituted for lime instead.
- I used fresh ginger root in my smoothie, but you can also use ginger powder. 1/3 tsp of dried ginger powder is more than enough per serving.
- I also used frozen watermelon, but it’s almost impossible to find ready frozen watermelon, so I always freeze some myself. If you don’t have time, you can use fresh watermelon too.
Watermelon Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions:
Is This Watermelon And Ginger For Weight Loss?
This smoothie can be used as part of any diet, even a weight loss diet. A serving of this smoothie contains 185 calories, which is very low. The smoothie is also quite filling.
When Is The Best Time To Drink This Smoothie?
I personally love to drink this smoothie first thing in the morning, because it hydrates me after a long night of fasting, and it also helps flush out toxins. However, you can drink it anytime of the day!
How Do I Store The Watermelon And Ginger Smoothie?
Watermelon doesn't store very well, which is why I like to make just enough smoothie for the day. However, should you need to store it, pour the blended smoothie into a smoothie bottle or an air-tight container, and refrigerate. Consume within 24 hours.
More Watermelon Smoothie Recipes:Print
- 1 cup/150g of frozen watermelon chunks
- 1/2 cup/75g frozen banana slices
- 1/2 cup/125ml of coconut water
- 1 tbsp of freshly minced ginger
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 tsp lemon zest or lemon juice
- Add all your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. it should take 3-4 minutes.
- If the smoothie is too thick, and your blender struggles to blend, add more liquid.
- Serve and enjoy.
Best consumed straight away.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Smoothies
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
- Calories: 185
- Sugar: 24
- Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 40
- Fiber: 7
- Protein: 3
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