I look forward to this time of year for so many reasons, one of them being the chance to make fresh watermelon juice! Our first exposure to watermelon juice was a few summers ago at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah, GA. The SAAFON booth was our first stop each week for a glass of their refreshing goodness! Today we’re sharing our own fresh, super simple watermelon juice recipe. Since watermelons are large in size and have a high water content, they yield a lot of juice, making it great for get togethers (or a house of 2!). The melon pictured here yielded about 9 cups. I love that unlike most juices, watermelon uses most all of the fruit and that it is full of nutrients like vitamins A and C and lycopene!
-1 small or 1/2 large watermelon (preferably seedless)
-1 lime (optional)
-A few sprigs of mint (optional)
-Fine mesh sieve
How to Make:
To make the juice, slice the watermelon into manageable wedges. If your melon isn’t seedless, remove the seeds with a spoon. Then, cut or scoop the flesh from the rind and add to the blender. If using mint and/or lime, tear the the mint leaves from the sprigs and juice the lime. Add those to the blender. Place the lid on nice and tight and blend away until smooth (about 30 seconds). You can stop here or pour the juice through a mesh sieve for juice with less pulp. Enjoy!