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Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie

by Capri Lilly
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This Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie is a refreshingly delicious 5-ingredient smoothie that’s hydrating, healthy, and perfect for the summer! This cool beverage is made with nutrient-rich cacao, fresh watermelon, herbaceous basil, and sweet dates.

If you want to add more smoothies to your diet, check out this Moringa Papaya Smoothie and the Hydrating Apricot Smoothie.

two smoothies made with watermelon cacao basil and dates

Because of my love for watermelon, I enjoy finding new ways to incorporate it into my daily diet. Watermelon is AMAZING juiced or blended into a smoothie. This time I decided to add watermelon as a featured drink in my Smoothie Series.

It looks like simple chocolate milk at first glance. But at first sip, your taste buds are taken over by the sweet taste of watermelon followed by the subtle peppery taste of the basil, and all of these flavors are wrapped in velvety chocolate!

When I served this, the general feedback was:

  • “This is amazing!”
  • “I can distinctly taste each ingredient but they all blend together so well at the same time!”
  • “This is so refreshing!”

The Benefits of Watermelon

  • Nutritious
  • Hydrating
  • Full of amino acids
  • Full of antioxidants
  • Provides tons of electrolytes
ingredients for watermelon smoothie on a wooden plate shown are sliced watermelon two medjool date a tablespoon of cacao and fresh basil

What’s the difference between cocoa and cacao?

The chocolatey flavor comes from nutrient-rich cacao powder, not to be mistaken with cocoa powder, which is highly processed and less nutritious. Cacao is rich in antioxidants, iron, and magnesium. It is also high in amino acids that naturally enhance relaxation and boost mood.

In addition to cacao, this smoothie contains fresh basil and sweet dates, making this drink an invigorating delight.

Do chocolate and watermelon go together?

Something that many people do not know, is that watermelon pairs PERFECTLY with CHOCOLATE! I mean perfect, as in mouthwatering addictively, can’t-get-enough-of-it good.

Adding cacao is a fun, unexpected way to enjoy this classic summer fruit. This Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie is somewhat of an aperitif, sans the alcohol. The chocolate watermelon duo feels rich and decadent without weighing you down. It’s actually refreshing, dynamic, light, and perfect to sip on.

So, grab yourself a watermelon and add this Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie to your brunch this weekend. I know I will! 🙂

two smoothies made with watermelon cacao basil and dates

I hope you enjoy this Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie Recipe!

If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe, and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love seeing my recipes come to life in your kitchen.

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Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie

This Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie is a refreshingly delicious 5-ingredient smoothie that's hydrating, healthy, and perfect for the summer! This cool beverage is made with nutrient-rich cacao, fresh watermelon, herbaceous basil, and sweet dates!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 387kcal


  • 1/4 of a medium-sized Watermelon (~3 cups watermelon cut into cubes)
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Basil
  • 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 2 Dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup Almond Milk (or other non-dairy milk)


  • Combine all the ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • If your smoothie is thicker than you’d like, add more almond milk. If you would like your smoothie thicker, add ice, until you reach your desired consistency. 


Calories: 387kcal

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hailey July 2, 2020 - 2:05 am

5 stars
Ok i have never heard of this combo before but I also love everything about watermelon and can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing

Capri Lilly July 3, 2020 - 7:49 pm

It’s such a refreshing combination and pairs well! I hope you enjoy!

melissa chapman July 24, 2020 - 7:19 pm

5 stars
I have never thought chocolate would go with chocolate but this seems like a great combination. I have to get my first watermelon of the season and try this soon.

Capri Lilly July 28, 2020 - 12:46 am

Hi Melissa, it’s definitely a great combination. I hope you enjoy 🙂

Crystal Carder July 24, 2020 - 11:12 pm

5 stars
This is such a strange pairing for a smoothie, but it sounds amazing! I am making this the next time I buy watermelon!

Capri Lilly July 28, 2020 - 12:43 am

Hi Crytal! Please do, this drink is so delightful!

Jennifer Van Haitsma July 25, 2020 - 11:20 am

5 stars
I never would have thought to do this, but I definitely love both of those things separately. I’m intrigued!

Louisa July 25, 2020 - 12:47 pm

5 stars
I love watermelon and chocolate but a watermelon with a chocolate combo, now that’s one I haven’t tried and it has got me curious. I hope its as tasty as it looks.

Capri Lilly July 28, 2020 - 12:42 am

Hi Louisa! It sure is! You’re in for a treat if you make it! 🙂

Lynndee July 25, 2020 - 1:41 pm

My son and I made some banana strawberry smoothies yesterday. Will try this next time. I bet it’s delicious!

Kathy July 25, 2020 - 2:19 pm

This sounds like an interesting combo for a smoothie. I love making smoothies too. I need to get back to making them more often though. They are so good.

Heather July 25, 2020 - 2:48 pm

5 stars
We have a huge watermelon, going to make this smoothie this weekend!

Capri Lilly July 28, 2020 - 12:44 am

Hi Heather! I am excited for you! Hope you enjoy!

Catalina July 26, 2020 - 4:31 am

5 stars
I go crazy over watermelon! I am so curious to try this smoothie! Yummy!

Marysa July 26, 2020 - 12:59 pm

That sounds like an interesting combination! I love watermelon and I would love to try this.

Capri Lilly July 28, 2020 - 12:42 am

Hi Marysa! Everyone is so surprised whenever I make it. When you think of these ingredients together it does make you consider how it would taste, but once you taste it you wonder why you’ve never had it before! They blend together so perfectly. This is definitely one of my favorite drinks, especially when hosting a gathering.


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