Looking for a light and tasty treat? This low-carb watermelon smoothie with mint and lime only takes minutes to prep and is so refreshing!
Whenever it’s hot outside, I just love grabbing a quick smoothie to cool me down.
But you know what I don’t love? All the sugar, fillers, and artificial ingredients you get in smoothies from a shop or the grocery store.
So instead, I like to whip up easy smoothies right at home, like this low-carb watermelon smoothie with mint and lime juice! The flavor combination is so refreshing, and this drink can be ready in about 5 minutes.
Whether you’re in the mood for something cool or just don’t know what to do with leftover watermelon, definitely give this recipe a try. It may become your new summer favorite!
How to make low-carb watermelon smoothie with mint
This super easy smoothie comes together in just 4 simple steps.
Step 1: Add the watermelon, lime juice, stevia, soy milk, and mint to a blender.
Step 2: Blend until completely smooth.
Step 3: Add the ice.
Step 4: Pulse until the smoothie is incorporated, then serve immediately.
I like to pour mine into a glass mug and garnish with a little extra mint!
Is watermelon good for diabetics?
Watermelon can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced snack or meal.
For example, this recipe includes a ½ cup of watermelon per serving. That amount of watermelon contains about 5.5 grams of carbohydrates, 0.3 grams of fiber, and 4.5 grams of sugar.
So while this fruit isn’t the lowest in carbs or sugar, recipes like smoothies mean you can limit the serving size while still getting to enjoy the flavor.
I recommend serving this smoothie right away. This will give you the best flavor and texture!
If you want to prep the smoothie ingredients in advance, just store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to blend everything together.
Other healthy smoothie recipes
Smoothies you get from a shop or the store can be full of unwanted sugar and filler ingredients. Plus, they’re pretty pricey! So ditch the sugar and the high price tag by making your own delicious and healthy smoothies right at home.
Here are a few of my favorites that I know you’ll love:
For even more smoothie inspiration, check out this roundup of the best low-carb smoothies for diabetics!
When you’ve tried this smoothie, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
- 2 cups watermelon (cubed and chilled)
- 1 lime (juiced)
- 5 drops stevia liquid (or to taste)
- ½ cup soy milk
- 5-10 fresh mint leaves (to taste)
- 3 cups ice
- Add the watermelon, lime juice, stevia, soy milk, and mint to a blender.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Add the ice.
- Pulse until the smoothie is incorporated, then serve immediately.
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Diabetic Foodie says
I thought watermelon was high glycemic?
Autumn – Thanks for you comment. Watermelon’s glycemic INDEX is high (72), but its glycemic LOAD is low (less than 4). My understanding is that GI tells you how fast the carb in a particular food turns to sugar while GL takes into account how much of the carb is actually present in the food. So watermelon’s carb turns to sugar quickly, but there isn’t much of it there.
Feast on the Cheap says
I have been craving watermelon, can’t wait to try this