If you come here and hang out with me often, you will know that when it comes to watermelon I find myself a bit powerless. The weather starts to heat up, and I can’t seem to help myself. It usually starts with just cutting myself a slice. Wow! That’s so refreshing! Then I decide to cut another slice. Magic! Pure, magic! Sooner or later I find myself alone, with sweet, sticky hands. I have pink juice running down my chin and I have a slosh-y affliction in my gut that can only be described as “Watermelon Belly”. Those of you watermelon fiends know what I’m talking about. Things happen to your body when you decide to take on an entire watermelon. So far this season, I have learned this lesson exactly twice. I might even (definitely will) learn it again.
When I’m being a sensible human, I decide to split up my watermelon consumption. I will make some of these watermelon margaritas and save the rest to put into a salad later (recipe coming soon). I will then slice up the extra and make a killer refreshing green juice! Watermelon is full of…that’s right, you guessed it, WATER! That means your juice yield will be plentiful! Add in some cucumber, celery, lettuce, lime and mint and BAM! I dare you not to feel extremely refreshed afterwards. Whoa, after reviewing my suggestions above I have come to the realization that one watermelon totally goes a long way when you are being sensible.
Your juice might come out with a slightly brown-ish pink-ish tinge. If that if off-putting to you, you could always shove a few kale leaves down the shoot to make it more green. I promise you though, there is nothing off-putting about the taste this juice packs! It is all of the flavors of summer in a cup.
Wishing you the most refreshing of days! xo
Green Watermelon Cooler
- 3 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1 bunch of organic celery
- 1 English cucumber, peeled if not organic
- 3 sprigs of fresh mint
- 2 limes, peeled
- 1 head of romaine lettuce
- Following the instructions of your juicer and run all of the ingredients through.
- Stir your juice yield and drink immediately, or save in airtight containers such as mason jars in your refrigerator for up to 48 hours. The sooner you drink your juice the more nutrient rich it will be. Enjoy!