Watermelon Cucumber Juice

Looking for a refreshing drink that takes just a few minutes to make? This watermelon cucumber juice is easy to make in a blender and so tasty!

Watermelon cucumber juice

Are you a drink person? Alex and I are on a constant quest to find interesting drinks that are healthy alternatives to soda. We found that adding fruit to water brings a subtle flavor that’s ultra refreshing! So have a few fruit infused water recipes that are perfect for entertaining or just everyday use. And now that it’s summer, we’ve found a really easy way to make a “fancy” drink that’s ultra refreshing and healthy: watermelon cucumber juice! It takes minutes to make and garnished with a little watermelon wedge, it looks beautiful too. And something about the cucumber brings in a spa-like, relaxing vibe. Ready to get started?

Cutting fruit

How to make watermelon cucumber juice

You don’t need a juicer to make watermelon cucumber juice: just a simple blender and a fine mesh strainer! The concept is that you blend up the watermelon and cucumber, then strain out any of the particulate (watermelon seeds, cucumber skin) with a strainer. What comes out is a seriously refreshing juice that looks beautiful too!

For some reason, cucumber in drinks makes me think of a spa: or at least something ultra relaxing. Anyone else? I must have only had cucumber water in intensely relaxing situations: but something about it gives it a relaxing vibe! Combine this with sweet watermelon, and it’s a perfect match for a hydrating summer drink.

Here’s how to make watermelon cucumber juice:

  • Chill the watermelon. (You can add ice to the ice, but this can water it down so we recommend storing it chilled until you’re ready to make the juce.)
  • Chop the watermelon into cubes. Chop the cucumber into rough slices.
  • Blend the watermelon and cucumber until it becomes liquid. Use the ratio of 1 part cucumber to 8 parts watermelon (we used 4 cups watermelon and 1/2 cup cucumber).
  • Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a clean container.
  • If you’d like, make little watermelon wedge and cucumber slice garnishes. Enjoy!
Watermelon cucumber juice

What is the nutrition of watermelon?

Another reason to drink watermelon cucumber juice? Watermelon is very healthy! Here are a few of the benefits of drinking your watermelon — it is:

  • High in lycopene, an antioxidant. Studies show lycopene could help curb your risk of cancer and diabetes as part of a healthy lifestyle. Watermelon has more lycopene than any other veggie!
  • High in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.
  • Full of water, so it’s very hydrating.
  • A very low calorie food, and naturally sweet.

(Source WebMD: Health Benefits of Watermelon)

So why not drink watermelon cucumber juice? It’s a fun way to add a unique spin to your everyday water drinking habit. Did we convince you yet? Let us know if you make this recipe in the comments below! We’d love to hear if you enjoy it as much as we do.

Watermelon cucumber juice

Looking for more watermelon recipes?

Outside of this watermelon cucumber juice, here are a few of our favorite recipes with this hydrating, juicy fruit!

A few more healthy drink recipes

Are you looking for more healthy soda alternatives? Or looking to kick your La Croix habit like we are? Here are a few more healthy drink recipes that we love:

This watermelon cucumber juice is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, refined sugar free, and naturally sweet.

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Watermelon cucumber juice

Watermelon Cucumber Juice


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

Looking for a refreshing drink that takes just a few minutes to make? This watermelon cucumber juice is easy to make in a blender and so tasty!


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Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon, chilled, plus more for small watermelon wedge garnishes
  • 1/2 cup roughly sliced cucumber, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the watermelon and cucumber to a blender and blend until a juice forms.
  2. Pour the juice through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container.
  3. Pour into glasses. Garnish with watermelon wedges and/or cucumber slices.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: Watermelon cucumber juice, watermelon juice, healthy drink, healthy juice

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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