This low calorie, low sugar, watermelon smoothie with raspberry, cucumber and mint is the ultimate hydrating, refreshing smoothie for a hot summer day.
Whether it’s a hot day, you’re detoxing, recovering from a workout or you just want a refreshing and healthy drink, this watermelon smoothie has got you sorted.
Watermelon in a smoothie?
If you’ve never tried watermelon in a smoothie, give it a go. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at its delicate, refreshing flavour. The first time I tried it was in Malaysia about six years ago, where fresh watermelon juice (blended watermelon) is popular and readily available everywhere.
Watermelon, cucumber and raspberries all have a high water content, low sugar and calories in general, and they’re all really refreshing. Blend them up with a handful of mint and you have a seriously hydrating and refreshing drink on your hands. The mint also gives a boost of iron – it is after all a leafy green. Is this a nice way to increase your iron intake or what?
I also love that this smoothie is only lightly sweet and less of a full meal than some smoothies can be, which makes it perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up. That’s exactly how I enjoyed it, sitting in the sun watching my kids play in the back yard.
For those of you enjoying summer right now, I hope you’ve also been able to spend lots of time relaxing outdoors with the people you love.
I’m certainly feeling blessed right now.
This pretty pink smoothie made with watermelon, raspberry, cucumber and mint is the ultimate hydrating, refreshing smoothie for a hot summer day.
- Half a small watermelon (2-3 cups, peeled and chopped)
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- Half a telegraph cucumber
- 3-4 sprigs fresh mint leaves
Remove watermelon flesh and roughly chop.
Peel all or some of the skin from your cucumber if you like (I peeled about half of the skin so there wouldn't be too much in the smoothie).
Blend watermelon, raspberries, cucumber and mint until smooth. Top up with a little water or a handful of ice and blend again.