Watermelon Juice Recipes

Watermelon Juice Recipes

by: Sharon Carter, staff writer

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There are not many juices I love better than a chilled watermelon juice on a hot summer day.  Besides having a gentle sweetness that is also refreshing, watermelon also delivers some nutrition for those of you keeping track. If you are juicing for weight loss, watermelon is a great fruit to use sparingly in addition to other alkalizing ingredients such as cucumber, celery and lemon. 

Because there is such a high water content in watermelon, it is a fairly easy fruit to work with for many watermelon juicing recipes.  You can use a traditional juicer to extract the juice and easily combine it with other fruits.  However, just plain watermelon juice on a hot day is still one of my favorite fruit juices.

You can also use a blender to prepare your juice in case you do not have a juicer or just don’t want to deal with the extra effort it takes to clean your juicer over a blender.  Watermelon agua frescas are often prepared with a blender and combined with other ingredients.  Agua frescas are popular Hispanic juices that are very popular in mexico. In Spanish, “agua” means “water” and “fresca” means “fresh”.

 Watermelon Juicing Directions:

Just make sure that you cut the rind off of the watermelon before juicing or it adds a bit of bitter taste to the juice.  Cut the cubes into small squares or whatever size best fits into your juicer.

Blender Directions for Watermelon juicing:

Also cut the rinds off of the watermelon and cut into small cubes.  Place the cubes into your blender and add just a little bit of water to help the blender puree the watermelon and keep a more liquid consistency. You do not need to add too much water as watermelon already has quite a bit of water.  So just add as needed as you are preparing it.

If you are inclined to add some additional ingredients this would be the time to do so.  Some recipes call for some fresh lemon juice, or you can be creative with how you want accent your recipe like with some ginger, strawberry or kiwi.

After you have finished blending your watermelon and are happy with the consistency you need to pour the mixture through a strainer.  The finer your strainer the less of the fruit fiber that will get into your final juice. 

Watermelon Juice Recipes:

 

Watermelon Aqua Fresca:

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp of honey or agave syrup

½-1 cup of water ( *If using blender)

 

Watermelon Ginger

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice

small cube of ginger ( careful not to add too much)

½-1 cup of water ( *If using blender)

 

Watermelon Orange

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

1 medium to large orange peeled

 

Watermelon Orange Pineapple

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

1 medium to large orange peeled

2 cups cubed pineapple

½-1 cup of water ( *If using blender)

 

Watermelon Juice Lime

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

1 lime ( squeezed or peeled)

 

Watermelon Juice Honeydew

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

2 cups of cubed honeydew melon

½-1 cup of water ( *If using blender)

 

Watermelon Cucumber

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

1 cucumber ( peeled or with peel)

 

Watermelon Carrot Melon

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

2-3 carrots

1-2 cups of cubed melon ( honeydew or cantalope)

 

Watermelon Juice Mango

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

1-2 cups of cubed mango

 

Watermelon Apple Lime

3-4 cups of cubed watermelon ( seedless or remove seeds)

2 apples ( play around with different apple types for entirely different flavors)

½ lime

*Juicing Tip For Kids.  Watermelon is a great juice to freeze to make watermelon popsicles.  Many stores have Popsicle making kits you and your family can have fun with. 

Because watermelon juice compliments so many fruits and some vegetables it is a fairly simple juicing fruit.  For more simple fruit and vegetable juicing recipes go to: Easy Juicing Recipes

Many people are surprised to find that Watermelon is an alkalizing fruit.  For more info on alkalizing juice recipes click here.

Interesting in more recipes? Follow this link: Juicing Recipes 





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