Looking for a simple beverage? Our mango watermelon smoothie recipe is what you need.
This deliciously sweet beverage is packed with vitamins and minerals. Even better, you don’t have to add sugar to make it sweet.
Is This Smoothie Healthy?
Our mango watermelon smoothie holds an abundance of health benefits from its two main ingredients: mango and watermelon.
Mango is low in calories but packed with lots of nutrients, especially vitamin C, which helps your body's immunity, iron absorption, and cell growth and repair.
This tropical fruit also contains folate, several B vitamins, vitamins A, C, and more! All of these micronutrients are vital in maintaining and improving health.
Watermelon is also packed with nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamins A and C. Additionally, it contains antioxidants such as lycopene and cucurbitacin E, as well as phytochemicals that may help fight certain types of cancer.
As an added bonus, both watermelons and mangoes are naturally sweet, so we don't need to use any added sugar in this recipe.
Our mango watermelon smoothie recipe includes only 5 simple ingredients:
Mangoes: You can use any variety of mangoes you like as long as they're ripe and sweet.
Watermelon: We recommend using seedless watermelon for all of our smoothie recipes. After all, you wouldn't want tiny specs of seeds to ruin your drink.
Lime juice: We added one teaspoon of lime juice to balance the sweetness of the mango and watermelon.
Mint: We love using spearmints in our smoothies, but any other type of mint will work too. We recommend peppermints as their refreshing flavor suits this mango watermelon smoothie well.
Can You Use Frozen Watermelon for Smoothies?
Yes, you can. Adding frozen fruits to your smoothies can give the drink a thicker, slushier texture and keep it cold for a longer time.
How to Tell If a Watermelon Is Ripe
When shopping for ingredients, you can often find pre-cut seedless watermelons that come in small containers. Rest assured that these freshly cut fruits are perfectly ripe and ready to go into your blender.
If you decide to buy a whole watermelon, here’s how to pick a ripe one:
Check the ground spot.
A ground spot is formed on the side the watermelon has been sitting on while growing on the vine.
A yellow spot indicates that the watermelon was allowed to ripen sufficiently on the vine. A ripe melon will have a buttery or creamy yellow field spot running down its belly, whereas an underripe melon will typically have a white field spot or none at all.
Tap the fruit.
When you knock on the rind with your hand, a ripe watermelon should make a deep hollow sound, similar to a knock on the door. Unripe melon has a higher-pitched resonance, whereas overripe melon has a thud-like sound.
Check the smell.
If you sniff close to the rind, you should be able to detect a sugary aroma. This is another indication that the watermelon is ripe.
However, if you can't smell anything, the watermelon is most likely underripe. Or if the aroma is too strong, the fruit may be past its prime.
Examine the stem.
Watermelon fruits have a curly stem that connects the fruit to the vine during the growing process.
When the watermelon is ripe, the curly tendril should be nearly dry. If the curly tendril is green, the watermelon was picked before it was fully ripe.
While this method will not work at the supermarket, it will assist you when selecting one at a local farmer's market.
How Long Does This Smoothie Last?
As with the majority of our recipes, this mango watermelon smoothie should keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. You can also freeze it and it will keep for about a month.
Even better, pour your mango watermelon smoothie into popsicle molds for healthy, low-calorie, vegan-friendly, refreshing fruity popsicles on hot days!
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Sherry M Durden
Refreshing blend of mango and watermelon - summer delight!