Watermelon Smoothie Bowl. My thick watermelon smoothie bowl is made with just 3 ingredients! All you need is frozen watermelon, frozen strawberries, and kefir!
My Watermelon Smoothie Bowl Recipe is:
- Thick & Creamy
- Naturally gluten free
- Dairy Free & Vegan option in recipe
- Easy to make!
MY WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL INSPIRATION
I'm always looking for new smoothie bowl variations! The other day I was eating a big bowl of watermelon and realized I had not made any smoothies or smoothie bowls with watermelon yet! So I froze the leftover watermelon chunks for the next day.
First, I tried to blend just watermelon. Okay, it was really refreshing and perfect to cool you off on a hot day. But, the texture was not very creamy.. I wouldn't even call it watermelon sorbet.
Next, I tried making it with half frozen watermelon and half frozen pineapple. The texture was definitely better, I would call it a nice creamy watermelon sorbet. But, not as creamy as I wanted it. I think because pineapples also have a lot of water so the texture it a bit more "icy."
Finally, I tried frozen watermelon and frozen strawberries and after a lot of blending, the texture was just what I was looking for! Smooth, creamy, a perfect watermelon sorbet smoothie bowl. And the best part, sorbet with no sugar added!
ARE SMOOTHIE BOWLS HEALTHY?
Yes! Smoothie bowls are an excellent way to eat nutrient dense fruits. Just be careful of adding anything with added sugars, like flavored plant milks and flavored yogurts.
If you want your smoothie bowl to be as healthy as possible, use just frozen fruit and plain milk and/ or plain kefir. Add some healthy toppings like hemp seeds, flax seeds, or cashew butter.
ARE SMOOTHIE BOWLS GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Yes! Smoothie bowls are good for weight loss. Instead of your typical sugar loaded dessert, try making a smoothie bowl. A smoothie bowl is basically like a gelato or sorbet, with no sugar added!
To make an even more balanced smoothie bowl, you can add some frozen vegetables in too! Some of my favorite tasteless vegetables to use in smoothies are spinach and frozen zucchini.
WATCH HOW I MADE MY THICK WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL
Freeze your watermelon pre-cut on parchment paper. If you freeze your cut watermelon on parchment paper flat, they won't stick too bad and will be easier to add right to your blender! You can also add the frozen watermelon to a big bag for later if you have extras left over.
Let your watermelon and strawberries thaw for about 5 minutes before you start blending. Frozen fruit tends to be really hard as it is. But, watermelon has a super high water content so it is rock hard like ice cubes! Let it thaw for a couple of minutes so it will blend faster.
Don't add too much liquid. It's tempting to add more liquid when blending to make the blending go faster. But, you will just end up with a watery smoothie bowl. Take your time and keep blending! Either by using the tamper, or scraping down the sides every few minutes.
Chill your serving bowls in the freezer. Cold bowls mean the smoothie won't melt as fast!
Frequently asked questions about my frozen watermelon smoothie bowl.
IS THIS WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL MADE WITHOUT BANANA?
Yes! My watermelon smoothie bowl has no banana. If you do like banana, you can easily make it with half watermelon and half banana instead of strawberries.
WHAT MAKES SMOOOTHIE BOWLS THICKER?
Thick smoothie bowls are all about the frozen fruit. It's as simple as that.
WHAT TOPPINGS GO ON A SMOOTHIE BOWL?
This watermelon smoothie bowl tastes great topped with some kiwi!
CAN I MAKE A WATERMELON PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE BOWL INSTEAD OF STRAWBERRY AND WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL?
Yes! Instead of 2 cups of strawberries, just use 2 cups of frozen pineapple instead. The texture won't be as creamy as it is with the strawberries, but it will taste really sweet and delicious!
WHAT IS KEFIR?
Kefir is a think yogurt drink made from fermented milk. It is high in healthy bacteria for your gut health. Plain unflavored kefir has a tangy taste. You can find it in the yogurt section.
WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF KEFIR IN THIS RECIPE?
Use either a scoop of yogurt or any type of milk. I get a lot of questions about what type of milk is best in a smoothie bowl, and there isn't one! I like kefir to make a creamier texture because it tends to be thicker than milk. But, you can really use any kind of milk that you want.
OTHER HEALTHY SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
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- Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
- Pink Smoothie Bowl with Mango
- Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Bowl
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MAKE MY WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL
This smoothie bowl is so easy! It is an excellent way to use leftover watermelon.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED
- 2 cups frozen watermelon
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup plain kefir (or full fat coconut milk)
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED
High powered blender. Or, use a food processor.
YOUR SHOPPING LIST
- 1 whole watermelon
- 1 container of strawberries
- Plain kefir (found in the yogurt section)
HOW TO MAKE A THICK WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL
In your blender, add 2 cups frozen strawberries, 2 cups frozen watermelon, ¼ cup plain kefir.
Add the lid and turn your blender on low. Use the tamper to push the frozen fruit down towards the blades.
(If you don't have a tamper, turn your blender off every few minutes and scrape the frozen fruit chunks down toward the blades).
Keep blending until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Scoop between two bowls.
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Watermelon Smoothie Bowl (Super Thick & Creamy)
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 2 cups frozen watermelon
- ¼ cup plain kefir sub full fat coconut milk if dairy free
- In your blender, add the frozen strawberries, frozen watermelon, and kefir.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Scoop between two bowls. Enjoy!