I came up with this watermelon ginger smoothie recipe because I wanted 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!

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Watermelon Ginger Smoothie

Watermelon Ginger Smoothie

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A refreshing watermelon ginger smoothie – A hydrating blend of tropical flavors with a zing of ginger. Perfect for a revitalizing pick-me-up

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup of frozen watermelon chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • 1 tbsp of freshly minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon zest or lemon juice


  1. Add all your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. it should take 3-4 minutes.
  2. If the smoothie is too thick, and your blender struggles to blend, add more liquid.
  3. Serve and enjoy.


For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothies
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 185
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 3g

Watermelon And Ginger Smoothie Benefits

Watermelon Ginger Smoothie served in a small glass cup

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.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my green watermelon smoothie and my avocado watermelon smoothie recipe!

Ingredient Alternatives And Recipe Variations

Watermelon Ginger Smoothie

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 bananas, 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 Smoothie 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.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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