On a hot day, there is nothing more refreshing than this Honeydew Melon Smoothie recipe. It’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, with only a few ingredients.

A handled mason jar filled with Honeydew Cucumber Smoothie.

Honeydew is a green-fleshed melon that can be either yellow or green on the outside. Like most melons, honeydew is typically harvested in the summertime, and is naturally sweet.

Even though honeydew is high in natural sugars, it is also full of water, electrolytes, and health benefits. This refreshing smoothie is so perfect for a hot summer day.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • You won’t believe how easy it is to make this simple Honeydew Smoothie recipe. It is sweet and refreshing, with a nice balance of flavors.
  • I’ve also included an adaption to make it into a Honeydew Cooler. You only need a few main ingredients for either version.
  • As written, this green smoothie recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients to make Honeydew Cucumber Smoothie laid out on a white surface.

Ripe honeydew melon and cucumber make the base of this smoothie. The cucumber helps balance the sweetness of the melon without adding any sugar. Both honeydew and cucumber are known for their high water content.

Coconut milk makes it creamy and ice helps it become thick. Feel free to substitute with vanilla yogurt, almond milk, or even coconut water.

Fresh mint leaves are the last ingredient that works so well with the flavors and brings it all together.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Prep your ingredients by using a melon baller or a sharp knife to remove the melon flesh from the rind.

Honeydew cubes in the jar of a high-powered blender.

Step Two

Combine your honeydew melon, cucumber, coconut milk, mint, and ice in the base of a high-speed blender like a Vitamix.

Ingredients for Honeydew Cucumber Smoothie in the jar of a blender.

Step Three

Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Step Four

A blender jar filled with Honeydew Cucumber Smoothie.

Once you’ve blended your honeydew smoothie, then you can serve it right out of the blender.

This recipe makes two servings, so you can share it or you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

pouring honeydew smoothie into glass.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Peel the cucumbers before you blend them if you are sensitive to lectins or to the skin of cucumbers.
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are serving more than two people.
  • if you want to make this recipe a cooler or mocktail instead of a smoothie, you can strain the blended ingredients in a fine-mesh strainer and serve it with a shot of chilled sparkling mineral water or naturally-flavored sparkling carbonated water.
  • Feel free to add a squeeze of fresh lime juice or lemon juice to your smoothie to help balance the flavors.
  • You can also add a little bit of honey if you want to increase the sweetness.
two glasses of honeydew cucumber smoothie.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use cantaloupe instead of honeydew in this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! The cantaloupe will pair nicely with the mint and cucumber. You can use any type of melon you like in place of the honeydew. Check your grocery store or farmers’ market for a variety of summer melons.

Can I leave out the cucumber?

Yes, but I think the cucumber helps balance the sweetness of the melon.

I don’t have a Vitamix. Can I make this in a regular blender?

Yes, you can! It may not be as smooth, but it will still be delicious.

Closeup of a cucumber slice and mint leaf floating on a glass of Honeydew Smoothie.

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A small glass filled with Honeydew Cucumber Smoothie with a cucumber slice on the rim.

Honeydew Smoothie

When it’s hot outside, there is nothing more refreshing than this Honeydew Melon Smoothie recipe. It’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, with only a few ingredients.

  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped honeydew (from about 1/2 of a honeydew melon)
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber (from about 1 medium cucumber)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 24 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Instructions

  1. Combine the honeydew, cucumber, coconut milk, mint, and ice in the base of a high-speed blender.
  2. Process on high for 30-45 seconds, or until the smoothie is completely blended.
  3. Serve immediately, or strain the smoothie through a fine-mesh strainer to serve as a cooler.
  4. To serve this smoothie as a mocktail, top it with a few ounces of chilled sparkling mineral water or naturally-flavored carbonated water (I like the Spindrift Lime flavor).

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a covered glass in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
  2. Peel the cucumbers before you blend them if you are sensitive to lectins or to the skin of cucumbers.
  3. You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are serving more than two people.
  4. Use a high-speed blender to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.
  5. if you want to take this smoothie recipe to the next level, you can strain the blended ingredients in a fine-mesh strainer and serve it with a shot of chilled sparkling mineral water or naturally-flavored sparkling carbonated water.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 169
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 34.3 mg
  • Fat: 12.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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