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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
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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.

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?

More juices? Try Carrot Juice, Celery Juice, Cucumber Juice, and more juicing recipes.

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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 ½ 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 (source):

  • 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.
  • Hydrating and full of water
  • Very low calorie food and naturally sweet.

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 watermelon recipes with this hydrating, juicy fruit!

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!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon, chilled, plus more for small watermelon wedge garnishes
  • ½ 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

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:

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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