Watermelon is arguably the best summer fruit. It’s hydrating, refreshing, and helps reduce soreness in the muscles. Plus, you can almost eat a whole watermelon guilt-free.

In order to make this delicious, restorative smoothie you will need frozen watermelon. It’s quite simple and can keep in your freezer for over a year: slice the melon in cubes, freeze in a Ziplock bag, and you’re ready to go.

Better get blending and enjoy your slim summer protein drink.

3-Ingredient Watermelon Recovery Smoothie

  • Prep Time:0 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1-2
  • Easy


  • 2 cup frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup diet cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein drink
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  • Step 1

    Put frozen watermelon into blender.

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  • Step 2

    Add diet cranberry juice.

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  • Step 3

    Add vanilla protein drink (or protein powder).

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  • Step 4

    Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until all watermelon is thoroughly mashed.

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  • Step 5

    Pour into a glass, add some tasty garnish, and enjoy!

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