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.
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
- Full of amino acids
- Full of antioxidants
- Provides tons of electrolytes
- SOOOOO TASTY!
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! 🙂
I hope you enjoy this Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie Recipe!
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Interested in more healthy, tasty smoothies? Try these!
- Beet Ginger Smoothie
- Tropical Papaya Smoothie
- Chocolate Raspberry Sea Moss Smoothie
- Green Smoothie Bowl
- High-Protein Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie
- Soursop Smoothie Recipe
- Sea Moss Smoothie
Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie
- 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.
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
It’s such a refreshing combination and pairs well! I hope you enjoy!
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.
Hi Melissa, it’s definitely a great combination. I hope you enjoy 🙂
This is such a strange pairing for a smoothie, but it sounds amazing! I am making this the next time I buy watermelon!
Hi Crytal! Please do, this drink is so delightful!
I never would have thought to do this, but I definitely love both of those things separately. I’m intrigued!
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.
Hi Louisa! It sure is! You’re in for a treat if you make it! 🙂
My son and I made some banana strawberry smoothies yesterday. Will try this next time. I bet it’s delicious!
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.
We have a huge watermelon, going to make this smoothie this weekend!
Hi Heather! I am excited for you! Hope you enjoy!
I go crazy over watermelon! I am so curious to try this smoothie! Yummy!
That sounds like an interesting combination! I love watermelon and I would love to try this.
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.