Friday, August 19, 2011

Watermelon-Cucumber Juice


Watermelons and cucumbers are in season right now and my family is taking advantage and juicing them as much as we can.  Watermelon-Cucumber is probably my favorite juicing combination.  It’s so delicious and refreshing. 

Watermelon is very cleansing for the whole body.  It is especially beneficial for the kidneys.  It helps break up kidney stones and helps prevent them from occurring.  Watermelon is full of antioxidants and is high in vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin C.  It is also very hydrating.     

Cucumbers are high in vitamin C and antioxidants.  They are also known for having cleansing properties and dissolving kidney stones.  Cucumbers are very hydrating due to their high water content.  When juiced, they have a very mild, sweet flavor, which goes well with almost any juicing combination. 

Watermelon-Cucumber Juice
Pretty and pink, this juice has the most beautiful color.  It’s refreshing, hydrating and cleansing. 

Equipment: Juicer

·      4 cups organic watermelon, wash outside rind
·      4 organic lemon cucumbers or 1 large cucumber, washed

1.     Prep juicer, watermelon and cucumbers.  Cut watermelon in half, scoop out chunks of watermelon flesh with a spoon (I place the chunks in a 4 cup measuring cup and fill it).  Cut lemon cucumbers in half, then cut into pieces that fit into your juicer.  


2.    Juice the cucumbers then watermelon. 

My favorite helper, she juiced everything
Pretty and Pink

3.    Serve immediately, drink as is or pour over a small amount of ice. 


My Little Love with her Watermelon-Cucumber Juice

Yield: Makes about 4 cups of juice.

Note: Don’t forget to rinse the juicer parts after juicing.  You don’t want to have dried pulp remnants that your can’t clean off later. 

Tip: I love to fill 2 BPA-free ice cube trays with the juice and freeze it.  When I make smoothies, I pop a few cubes in.  The juice cubes are even great in a glass of water, adds a really nice flavor.  1 cube = 2 tablespoons 

Disclaimer: ALL information you read on Recipes to Nourish is purely for informational and educational purposes only.  I love to share and share with love, but I am not a health care practitioner.  This information is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.  If you have questions about food, diet, nutrition, natural remedies or holistic health, please do your own research and consult with your health care practitioner.  


This post is part of Wellness Weekend @ Diet, Dessert and Dogs, Whole Health Weekend Link-Up @ Nourishing Treasures, Recipe Sharing Monday @ Jam Hands, Homestead Barn Hop @ The Prairie Homestead, Mangia Mondays @ Delightfully Dowling, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday @ Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, and Seasonal Sunday @ Real Sustenance. 

26 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try this! What kind of juicer do you use? I'm currently shopping for one.

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  2. @ Hi Jen, it's such a wonderful combination, I hope you enjoy it :) I use a Champion, which works great, but I wouldn't get one again. It tends to heat the juice which I don't like and the pulp always seems to have a lot of juice left in it. It is a masticating juicer though and I would highly recommend that over a centrifugal juicer. I've heard GreenStar juicers are fabulous, but the price is not in my budget right now. Hope that helps some.

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  3. Visiting from the Barn Hop. Oh, this juice sounds so good!

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  4. Hi Carol, thanks for visiting! I hope you get to make some, it's so yummy! Definitely one of my favorite juice combinations.

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  5. Hi I am visiting from Barn Hop too, it does look very yummy. I am following now too!

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  6. Hi Cheryl, thanks for visiting and following :) It is so yummy, I hope you enjoy it too.

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  7. Have you tried juicing the rind? I have heard that it can be equally delicious and nutrative.

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  8. @ Majica, I haven't, but I've heard that too. Have you tried it?

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  9. We are big juicers and I can't wait to try this in the morning. Found you through Slightly Indulgent Tuesday. Can't wait to explore your site for more yumminess! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. @ Angela's Kitchen, thanks for visiting! I hope enjoy it, it's so yummy :)

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  11. This looks so delicious!

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasure's Whole Health Weekend Link-Up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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  12. That looks really great! It seems thought that it would probably be even better with a dash of lemon juice! I've got to try this!

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  13. @ Penniless Parenting, it's delicious and refreshing as is, but I'm sure a bit of lemon juice would be yummy too, especially if you're drinking this in the morning, the lemon juice will help with digestion, gives your body a great start for the day :) Hope you enjoy it!

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  14. Happy Monday! I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

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  15. We don't have a juicer yet, but we do have a Magic Bullet, and we blended up the watermelon and cucumber in the Magic Bullet cup. It's delicious! It tastes so fresh.

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  16. @ Ali, thanks and Happy Monday to you too. Thank you, I will, thanks for hosting :)

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  17. @ stjinnova, oh that's great! Good to know that it worked that way too :) So happy to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing here :)

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  18. wow!! I love watermelon,but never thought of this combination...cant wait until I try

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  19. Hi Amy :) Hope you enjoy it, it's so delicious! Thanks for visiting.

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  20. YUM!! This combination sounds wonderful and very refreshing!!
    Shalom,Moira

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  21. A dear friend ordered me a juicer and im SO adding this to my list of yummies! Cant wait to get started!!!

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    1. Oh how wonderful, what a fabulous gift! Enjoy it :) I think you'll love this combo, it's so yummy. Be well :)

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  22. This was wonderful, I had a cucumber to use but am not a fan of them and it blended so well with the watermelon! Thanks for sharing!

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