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Watermelon Chia Ginger Smoothie Bowl

Sharon Palmer

A cool, silky, nutritious smoothie—poured in a bowl and adorned with flavorful toppings—what’s not to love about the smoothie bowl trend? It’s the perfect light, satisfying breakfast, lunch, or snack. This vegan, gluten-free Watermelon Chia Ginger Smoothie Bowl calls upon a blend of sweet watermelon, creamy bananas, spicy ginger, and chia and hemp seeds—topped with a creative combo of berries, coconut and granola—creating a balanced, healthy meal to kick start your day. Pour it into a glass jar, top it, and tote it along for a meal on the go. Everyone will be ogling your gorgeous plant-based creation for sure!

Watermelon Chia Ginger Smoothie Bowl

Watermelon Chia Ginger Smoothie Bowl

The chia seeds create a gel-like consistency, thickening up the smoothie bowl to a creamy texture. If you chill it overnight, it will be even more firm—providing a thick, spoonable texture. Plus those chia seeds are packed with protein and healthy fats. You can get this recipe done in under 10 minutes! Great for meal prep too.

Check out how I make this recipe in my live IGTV Plant-Based Cooking Class Series.

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Watermelon Chia Ginger Smoothie Bowl

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This satisfying vegan, gluten-free smoothie calls upon a blend of hydrating, naturally sweet watermelon, spicy ginger, and protein-rich chia and hemp seeds, topped with berries, granola, and coconut.




  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon, chopped, chilled
  • 1 small banana, peeled, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds



  1. Place watermelon, banana, lemon juice, ginger, chia seeds, and hemp seeds in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into one 2-cup bowl.
  3. Garnish bowl with coconut, granola, berries.
  4. Serve immediately or chill until serving time. (May make the night before.)
  5. Makes one 1 ½-cup smoothie bowl + toppings.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 39 g
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Keywords: watermelon smoothie bowl, summer smoothie bowl, vegan smoothie bowl

For other fruit-forward smoothie bowls, check out some of my favorites:

Matcha Tea Smoothie Bowl
Winter Berry Smoothie Bowl
Super Acai Berry Bowl

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