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 Mango Watermelon 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.
With how delicious and nourishing these fruits are, we couldn’t resist making a few other smoothies with them. Mango lovers, don’t miss out on our Healthy Mango Smoothie and Mango Avocado Smoothie. And if you want to experiment more with watermelon, our Watermelon Banana Smoothie is an excellent choice.
Ingredients for Mango Watermelon Smoothie
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.
- And ice.
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 Mango Watermelon 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!
Mango Watermelon Smoothie Recipe
Are you looking for an easy-to-make beverage to quench your thirst? This mango watermelon smoothie recipe is exactly what you need.
- prep TIME 10 mins
- total TIME 10 mins
- COURSE Beverage
- CUISINE American
- SERVINGS servings
- CALORIES 98 kcal
- 16 oz mangoes (peeled, pit removed, cut into chunks)
- 14 oz seedless watermelon (cut into chunks)
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 8 mint leaves (divided)
- 2 cups ice
In a blender, combine 2 cups ice, 16 oz mangoes, 14 oz watermelon, 1 tsp lime juice, 4 mint leaves.
Blend at high power mode in 20 - 30 seconds until smooth.
Divide the smoothie into four glasses.
Top with the remaining mint leaves on each glass, and serve.