Cucumber Watermelon Juice

Refreshing and tangy, this lightly flavored cucumber and watermelon juice will keep you hydrated on hot summer days. It's packed with nutrients and has a gentle sweetness that's hard to resist.

Tip

You can just as easily juice watermelon in a blender, but we've done it in a juicer here so you don't have to dirty two appliances.

Coffee is not watermelon juice

Getting my morning coffee at Starbucks is a real gamble these days, not so much because of what’s in the cup as what’s on it. Europe does not seem to recognize the name Carolyn as distinct from Caroline, so I’ve gotten used to parading around town with someone else’s name Sharpied onto my personal belongings. This morning, though, the barista took things to a whole ‘notha level and opted for the rare silent-K spelling of Carolyn, which also apparently involves a U. Knuline — or is that Kwalint? It’s hard to tell.

Pink drinks and social capital

Either way, I’m pretty sure the universe is trying to tell me something. Knuline, it’s saying, what the heck are you doing at Starbucks? You live in Europe, where a good cup of coffee does not need to have any Sharpie on it at all. Kwalint, show some self respect, girl. And maybe save some of your awkward-drink social capital for those pink juices you seem to like so much. Like Rhubarb Juice. Or Cucumber Watermelon Juice.

Fresh Watermelon and Cucumber Juice

Refreshing and tangy, this lightly flavored juice will keep you happily hydrated on hot summer days.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 6 cups diced watermelon flesh
  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 15 mint leaves with stems
  • 2 limes, peel and pith removed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, optional

Directions

  1. Run the watermelon, cucumber, mint, and limes through the juicer in the order listed. (Watermelon juices equally well in the blender, but running it through the juicer will prevent you from having two dirty appliances.)
  2. Stir in sugar, if using.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Start with very cold ingredients.
  2. If your juicer has multiple speeds, use a slower one for all ingredients.
  3. Watermelon juice has a tendency to separate if left to sit and can come to resemble something from a horror movie. Resist stabbing it with a knife to save your family—a simple stir with a spoon before serving should do the trick.

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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 188 Total Fat:: 0.9g Carbohydrates:: 48.4g Fiber:: 3.4g Protein:: 3.8g