My absolutely favorite summer time drink is this delicious homemade watermelon juice recipe. It is incredibly easy to make and always hits the spot on a hot sunny day. And kids love them too!
Watermelon Juice is Made From the “Whole” Fruit
If you follow Clean Cuisine regularly you are probably familiar with our most popular clean eating recommendations. In case you are new, we want you to avoid juice and use blended”whole” fruits. Then, add lots of vegetables in the form of smoothies.
Need smoothie and “no milkshake” recipes? Find them all right here. Not to worry, my favorite watermelon juice recipe is made from the “whole” fruit. Which means, it is blended rather than juiced. By the way, blending is so much easier and “cleaner” than juicing.
You don’t need a fancy juice machine or super charged blender to make my watermelon juice. Any decent blender will do.
How to Make Watermelon Juice Recipe
You’re seriously not going to believe how delicious this is!
Watermelon Juice Recipe
Watermelon Juice Recipe is much healthier than typical juice because it’s made made with the whole fruit. Turn it into a watermelon popsicle!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- 3 cups watermelon, chopped
- OPTIONAL: 1 cup ice
- Cut the watermelon away from the rind and place the watermelon chunks in a blender. Process until smooth.
- Pour the watermelon juice into serving glasses and place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes before serving.
NOTE: If you want instantly cold watermelon juice, you can also add a bit of ice to the blender with the watermelon chunks.
If I am making the watermelon juice for adult guests I often add a bit of fresh mint to the watermelon chunks before blending. Kids never seem to like the addition of mint though, so I would omit the mint for the kids.
2 Great Things to do with Watermelon Juice Recipe
Of course you can drink your watermelon juice straight-up and it is absolutely delicious. But if you happen to have a house full of kids and looking for something healthy snack, make popsicles. You can easily freeze watermelon juice into popsicles. No matter what their age, popsicles always make a big splash with kids!
To Make Watermelon Juice Recipe Popsicles
And if you are going to make popsicles, then you will definitely want to pick up the magic Zoku Popsicle maker. With a Zoku popsicle maker your frozen treats will be ready in as little as 7 minutes. Which is just about the maximum time limit kids seem to be able to wait for popsicles to freeze!
For Adults Only!
If you are entertaining adult guests, you can always add a splash of vodka and a squirt of lemon to the orange and watermelon juice. Adults always seem to like this little addition (wink.)
Oh… be sure to save a few chunks of watermelon! Just add them to a glass with a fresh lime squeeze and sparkling water for a watermelon refresher.
A Quick Word on Juicing Verse Blending….
Blended “whole” fruits and vegetables contain all of the good stuff from the fruit or vegetable, including the fiber. Which also has potent anti-inflammatory benefits as well as ALL of the antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Juicing is processed and is not a “whole” food. Juice simply does not provide all of the nutrition you get from eating the whole fruit or vegetable.
Whole Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies are Healthier!
Plus “whole” fruit and vegetable smoothies are digested much slower and therefore do not disrupt blood sugar levels. Sugar in fruit is NOT harmful and will NOT cause weight gain. We suggest that you choose to consume the “whole” fruit.
The effects of “whole” fruit consumption have actually been shown to be inversely associated with BMI and body weight. In other words, people who eat more fruit weigh less. (1) If you are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy body weight you should absolutely make “whole” fruit a regular part of your diet.
1. K.E. Schroder, “Effects of Fruit Consumption on Body Mass Index and Weight Loss in a Sample of Overweight and Obese Dieters Enrolled in a Weight-Loss Intervention Trial,” Nutrition 26, no. 7-8 (2010):727-34.