This healthy watermelon mango smoothie combines fruits with shredded coconut and lime juice for such a delicious tropical taste. Ready in minutes, super creamy and very versatile. Makes for a tasty nutritious breakfast, snack on-the-go or post-workout treat. 100% vegan and dairy-free.
If you love fruity drinks, then this watermelon mango smoothie will become a new favorite I am sure!
My kids adore smoothies and I often make big batches so my whole family can have a glass in the morning. Smoothies are such a great way to enjoy more fruits and they only take a few minutes to make.
Our go-to are usually berry smoothies (especially this raspberry blueberry smoothie) or this avocado peanut butter smoothie for when I am looking for something more filling. And now this refreshing fruit smoothie will make it to our regular rotation... it is so delicious, frosty and naturally sweet!
We also loved its tropical vibe: the watermelon and mango are combined with shredded coconut, zesty lime juice and a hint of fresh mint. The pairing of ingredients is totally on point and makes this smoothie more unique and fun!
This smoothie also is made using plant-based milk for a completely dairy-free and vegan drink. Plus, the addition of shredded coconut makes it so creamy and rich!
It makes for such a nutritious breakfast you can feel good about or enjoy after working out to rehydrate and feel energized.
Hope you give it a try! ❤️
Why you will love this recipe
- Sweet, very fruity and delicious!
- Light and refreshing: perfect treat on a hot summer day!
- Great simple recipe to add on your favorite nutrient-boosters, such as spinach, chia seeds, other fruits, etc
- Ideal for breakfast, but also perfect as a light dessert or post-work out treat
- Great smoothie recipe to help kids enjoy more fruits
- Quick and perfect on-the-go meal or snack
- Healthy, refined sugar-free and packed with antioxidants
- 100% vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free
Ingredients you'll need
- Frozen watermelon: using frozen watermelon instead of fresh fruit makes this smoothie so frosty and thicker. Look for a ripe, sweet and seed-free fruit if you can and ideally, slice and freeze it the night before.
- Mango: I love Ataulfo mango since they are usually sweeter and juicier. You can also use a large red mango as well. Look for a ripe mango that gives a little when you press on it to ensure your smoothie is nice and sweet.
- Frozen banana: helps make your smoothie creamier and it adds natural sweetness, but they also boost the drink with extra potassium, magnesium and vitamins. There is only half of a banana in this recipe so the flavor isn’t too strong. Make sure your bananas are ripe enough before freezing them!
- Plant-based milk: I love making drinks and smoothies using oat milk from Oatly, but use any dairy-free milk you like, such as almond milk or soy milk.
- Shredded coconut: blended with the milk to create a creamier texture and to turn your treat into a tropical coconut-y tasty beverage!
- Lime juice: so delicious paired with the coconut and mango. It brightens up the whole smoothie! Swap for lemon juice if you prefer.
- Mint: optional, but even a few leaves add a freshness without much of a minty taste.
How to make a watermelon mango smoothie
The blending process is done in 2 steps to ensure a super smooth texture.
Blend the coconut base
In a blender, add the plant-milk, shredded coconut, mint and lime juice. Blend on high until smooth. Check to make sure that the coconut is all crushed before adding the fruits.
Blend again with the fruits
Then, add the frozen watermelon, frozen banana and mango. Blend on high until smooth. Taste and add more lime juice if desired.
- Blending the smoothie in 2 steps will make sure that the coconut is all blended to a smooth texture before you add the fruit. If you add all the ingredients at once, you will have to blend for a while to crush the coconut nicely, which can turn your smoothie warmer and less frosty at the end by over-blending the fruits.
- Adjust the consistency of your smoothie by adding more milk if needed, especially if it is too thick to blend.
- You will have to plan ahead for this recipe to freeze the watermelon. What I recommend you to do is to get a very large watermelon and slice/cube about half of it right away and freeze. Then, you will always have some frozen watermelon ready to-go at any time and also, you will limit the risk of having some of the fresh watermelon going bad.
If your smoothie is thick enough, then you can add a piece or two of fresh fruit and sprinkle some shredded coconut over for a nice presentation. You can also garnish with hemp seeds, chia seeds, fresh herbs, etc. There are other ways you can serve your smoothie, such as:
- Smoothie bowl: in that case, I would recommend to also use frozen mango and use a little less milk to help keep the smoothie thicker. Pour or scoop in a bowl and garnish with fruits, seeds, granola, coconut, nut butter, etc. Enjoy right away with a spoon. You can check out my banana strawberry smoothie bowl and watermelon smoothie bowl for more inspiration!
- Ice pops: you can pour the smoothie mixture in an ice pop mold, freeze them until completely set and enjoy your smoothie on a stick! This is especially a great idea if you have extra smoothie you don't want to lose.
- Smoothie swirl: you can make a beautiful presentation by making in a colorful swirl with your ingredients. To make it that way: blend the milk with the coconut, lime and mint as described. Then, set aside about half of the milk mixture. To the other half still in the blender, add half of the sliced banana and then all the frozen watermelon. Blend on high. Divide the mixture in between 2 glasses and set them aside. Do a quick blender rinse and add back the milk you set aside in the blender. Then, add the other half portion of the sliced banana and also the mango. Blend on high and pour in your glasses making swirls or create layers.
Variations to the recipe
There are many ways you can vary this smoothie recipe and make it your own. Here are a few healthy booster ingredients you can include:
- Dates: if you would like your smoothie to be sweeter, which can happen if your fruits were not that sweet, then add 1-3 medjool dates to the blender.
- Coconut milk: make your smoothie ultra creamy, rich-in-flavor and even more tropical-ish by making it with coconut milk. I recommend to use a coconut milk in a carton in the fridge and not in a can.
- Nut or seed butter: adds more healthy fats (which can help you feel more full) and boosts the creaminess of the smoothie. Peanut butter or almond butter are great options and choose pumpkin seed butter for a nut-free recipe.
- Greens: add a handful of baby spinach or kale to make your smoothie ultra packed with nutrients.
- More fruits: other fruits that would pair well with this recipe are oranges, papaya, peach and strawberries.
- Seeds: feel-free to add a tablespoon of hemp seeds, flax seeds or chia seeds. They are rich in healthy omega-3 fats and will also help make your smoothie thicker!
- Protein powder: if you are looking for a high-protein smoothie, then add a scoop of vanilla pea protein to the blender!
Yes you can. In this case, I would recommend adding more mangoes to compensate and make sure your smoothie is nicely sweet and creamy.
You can definitely use frozen mangoes to make your smoothie. You might have to add a little more milk to help the smoothie blend easier.
More healthy smoothie recipes to try
- Cucumber strawberry smoothie
- Peach pineapple smoothie
- Beet kale smoothie
- Oat milk smoothie
- Chocolate, strawberry and banana smoothie
- Banana carrot smoothie
- Blueberry pineapple smoothie
- Watermelon banana smoothie
- Banana vanilla chai smoothie
- Strawberry, blackberry and banana smoothie
- Tropical island green smoothie
- Arugula smoothie
- Banana pear smoothie
I hope you like this watermelon mango smoothie recipe as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Watermelon Mango Smoothie
- 2 cups frozen watermelon - cubed
- 1 large fresh mango - or use frozen, see notes
- ½ frozen banana - roughly sliced
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut - unsweetened
- ½ lime - juiced
- 3-5 mint leaves - optional
- 1 cup plant-based milk - I used oat milk
- Add the milk, shredded coconut, lime juice and mint leaves (if using) to a blender and blend on high until as smooth as you can (check to ensure the coconut is all crushed).
- Then, add the frozen watermelon, mango and frozen banana. Blend on high until smooth (add more milk if needed). Enjoy!
- If using frozen mangoes, then you might need to add a little more milk to help the smoothie blend properly. Or, use frozen mango and make your smoothie super thick to turn this recipe into a smoothie bowl!
- A few adds-on you can include are chia seeds, peaches, dates, baby spinach, etc. Check out the blog post for more ideas!