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Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie

by Capri Lilly

Refreshingly delicious 5-ingredient watermelon smoothie made with nutrient-rich cacao, fresh watermelon, herbaceous basil, and sweet dates! It’s hydrating, healthy, chocolatey, and perfect for the summer!

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Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie

I must confess that I am a Watermelon Fanatic. No, literally, I am OBSESSED with all things watermelon. As soon as the summer hits and watermelon becomes available at the farmers market, I am first in line to grab a few.

I love everything about watermelon! It is:



Full of amino acids 

Full of antioxidants

Provides tons of electrolytes


Because of my deep resounding love for watermelon, I enjoy finding new ways to incorporate watermelon into my daily diet. Of course, you can simply slice up some watermelon and have it as a snack– don’t forget to top it with lime because it is absolutely the best! But, I like to get creative with how I use watermelon. My watermelon mint salad is one of my favorites and it is always a hit whenever I bring it to parties.

ingredients for watermelon smoothie

This time I decided to add watermelon to as a featured drink in my Smoothie Series. First, watermelon is AMAZING when it is juiced or blended into a smoothie. Second, 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.

This Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie is somewhat of an aperitif, sans the alcohol. It’s refreshing, dynamic, light, and perfect to sip on before brunch.

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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, magnesium. It is also high in amino acids that naturally enhance relaxation and boost mood. In addition to cacao, there is herbaceous basil and sweet dates added, making this drink is an invigorating delight.

My boyfriend’s birthday passed recently and to celebrate we had a few friends over for brunch. I made my Cajun Shrimp and Creamy Polenta and a Mushroom and Bacon Frittata. Once everyone was stuffed beyond belief and blissfully satisfied, I brought out glasses of this Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie to help wash everything down. I cannot begin to describe everyone’s reaction once they tasted the smoothie. 

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!

The general feedback was, “This is amazing!” “I cannot believe I can distinctly taste each ingredient but they all blend together so well at the same time!”, and “This is so refreshing!”.

recipe watermelon fresh smoothie

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

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5 from 8 votes

Watermelon Chocolate Smoothie

Refreshingly delicious 5-ingredient watermelon smoothie made with nutrient-rich cacao, fresh watermelon, herbaceous basil, and sweet dates! It’s hydrating, healthy, chocolatey, and perfect for the summer!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: breakfast smoothie recipe, chocolate, healthy chocolate smoothie, healthy smoothie recipe, smoothie, watermelon
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. 

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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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