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Holy mother of summer, it’s been HOT. My dog is sleeping in our shower because the tiles are cool. I’m testing recipes in the morning because I ‘m not so inclined to have my oven cranking all afternoon. And (this is how I know it’s really hot), I may be coming close to drinking my daily recommended amount of water.

Glass and blender of Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie.

If you make one icy smoothie drink this summer, it should be this refreshing and colorful Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie.

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As long as we count diet soda as water.  I know, kind of gross.

Has anyone ever carried an umbrella while walking around to shield themselves from the sun? I can’t quite bring myself to do such a thing, but I’m jealous of people who can.

Blender pouring Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie into a glass.

Blender Fruit Smoothies

All this is by way of saying if you have a blender, get it out, and make this Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie. Buy frozen berries and other frozen fruit, or freeze the fresh stuff yourself. Cut watermelon into chunks and stash those in the freezer (seriously, this may be the nicest thing you can do for your family this summer.  That and a trip to Cape Cod). Have some honey or agave or simple syrup (see Recipe Note) on hand.

Glass of Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie with a colorful straw.

You might need to let the frozen fruit soften a tiny bit for it to puree easily in the blender.  Blend all of this up, maybe with some crushed ice, or some juice or even some sort of milk or nut milk or yogurt for those of you who are into the creamier thing.  Drink.

Rinse and repeat.

Colorful straw in a tall glass of Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie.

Adding Booze to Frozen Drinks

After 5:00 p.m. you may also add liquor to the grown up’s glasses. Vodka or rum are great choices for this watermelon berry smoothie.  I would imagine tequila would be excellent.  After 4:00 if it’s a Sunday. After 3:00 if it’s above 90°F outside and it’s a Sunday.  Cute straws also don’t hurt (go for paper straws – easier on the environment, or be super green and get yourself some of these).

Glass of Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie next to a bowl of berries.

I know I sound like a woman who’s reached the end of her tether.  But this smoothie really did help.  On an unrelated note, how many of you have ever put an ice cube into the center of your bras to cool down?  Asking for a friend.

More Refreshing Drinks for Summer

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 People
The dog days are over. If you make one icy smoothie drink this summer, it should be this refreshing and colorful one.


  • 2 cups frozen watermelon chunks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice (preferably fresh)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • 1 tablespoon agave or honey or simple syrup (or more to taste)


  • Place the watermelon, strawberries, orange juice, lemon juice, ice and agave or honey in a blender.
  • Process until blended and thick. Serve in glasses with straws.


Making Simple Syrup

Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool completely. The simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for at least 1 month.


Calories: 185.99kcal, Carbohydrates: 44.71g, Protein: 2.73g, Fat: 0.87g, Saturated Fat: 0.08g, Sodium: 7.53mg, Potassium: 652.4mg, Fiber: 2.42g, Sugar: 35.84g, Vitamin A: 1236.88IU, Vitamin C: 149.58mg, Calcium: 42.62mg, Iron: 1.03mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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