Watermelon strawberry banana smoothie with yogurt, milk and honey is refreshing, delicious pink smoothie perfect for summer or anytime you have got fresh or frozen watermelons and strawberries.
I enjoy watermelon not just in summer but whenever I get access to one, simply because watermelon is one of my favorite fruits.
And strawberry is definitely my most favorite fruit or at least close to peaches, so you can see many strawberry recipes, peach recipes and also some watermelon recipes in this blog, though my most favorite thing to make with a fresh watermelon is fresh watermelon juice.
Adding bananas to smoothies give them texture naturally and also helps to make the smoothie slightly thicker than making a watermelon smoothie without banana.
While you can enjoy fresh watermelon and strawberries as they are, they also make great smoothies, juice, salads etc and they are perfect to be combined in drinks and salads.
This watermelon mint salad with honey lime dressing is one easy watermelon salad you can make at home.
I have also made easy watermelon jam in instant pot which is a delicious & sweet fruit jam using fresh watermelons!
What goes good with watermelon in a smoothie?
Watermelon pairs well with fruits like strawberries, bananas, pineapple etc and you can make delicious smoothies combining watermelons and strawberries, watermelon and pineapple etc!
Bananas always add a great texture to smoothies so you can add them to watermelon strawberry smoothie, watermelon pineapple smoothie etc.
In fact, watermelon and strawberries, watermelon and pineapple etc are great combineations.
I have made fresh watermelon pineapple juice which is very delicious, refreshing tropical fruit juice!
Fresh mint leaves, blueberries etc also goes very well with watermelon.
While making watermelon smoothie, it is a good idea to use only very little liquid since there is so much water content in the watermelon.
You may also use coconut water instead of plain water to make delicious watermelon smoothies.
Texture of watermelon strawberry banana smoothie
Watermelon is a very watery fruit and watermelon smoothies may not have a very thick texture like other smoothies made without watermelons.
Strawberries and bananas are really good for making a smoothie thicker in texture, however, when you add watermelon, the water from the watermelon fruit tends to thin down the smoothie slightly.
If you want a thicker smoothie, you may freeze the fruits (especially bananas and strawberries) in advance to making the smoothie.
But a watermelon smoothie is naturally refreshing and delicious and since we add bananas, strawberries and also yogurt, the smoothie is also creamy!
So here is how you can make easy, homemade watermelon strawberry banana smoothie using fresh or frozen watermelons, strawberries and bananas.
How to make watermelon strawberry banana smoothie?
To make refreshing watermelon strawberry banana smoothie, we use the following ingredients.
ingredients to make watermelon strawberry banana smoothie
watermelon 2 cups sliced (chilled or frozen)
strawberries 1 cup sliced (chilled or frozen)
banana 1 large (may use frozen sliced bananas for a thicker texture)
yogurt ½ cup
chilled milk ¼ cup
vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
honey 2 tablespoons (adjust to taste)
Step by step instructions
Place watermelon, strawberries and banana in a good quality blender.
Add the yogurt, honey, chilled milk and vanilla extract, blend until smooth.
Transfer to glass cups and serve immediately for best results!
How Long Does Watermelon Smoothie Last – Storing Watermelon Smoothie
Watermelon smoothie is best enjoyed immediately after preparation.
I really do not prefer storing watermelon smoothie in the fridge for longer time (and never at room temperature more than a few minutes!) because the smoothie may not stay fresh and the water from the watermelon can change the texture of the smoothie as it sits for longer time.
If you decide to store the watermelon strawberry banana smoothie in the fridge, you may store jars or pitchers and store for few more hours and make sure to use the same day. It is a good idea to blend the smoothie again just before serving, or the texture could be different.
If you want to save the watermelon smoothie for longer periods, it is a good idea to transfer the smoothie to ice cube trays and freeze in the freezer since smoothies tend to freeze well if stored properly.
In fact, storing the watermelon smoothie in the freezer is a better idea than storing it in the fridge.
Just before serving, you can use the frozen watermelon smoothie cubes and blend again in a good quality high power blender to make delicious smoothie!
Below you can get the recipe for watermelon strawberry banana smoothie in detail.
Watermelon Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Place watermelon, strawberries and banana in a good quality blender.
- Add the yogurt, honey, chilled milk and vanilla extract, blend until smooth.
- Transfer to glass cups and serve immediately for best results!