Fresh Watermelon and Cucumber Juice

[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Refreshing and tangy, this lightly flavored juice will keep you happily hydrated on hot summer days.

Note: Start with very cold ingredients and juice them in the order listed to maximize yield. If your juicer has multiple speeds, use a slower one for all ingredients. Watermelon juice has a tendency to separate if left to sit and can come to resemble something from a horror movie. Resist stabbing it with a knife to save your family—a simple stir with a spoon before serving should do the trick.

About the author: Carolyn Cope is the voice behind the popular food and lifestyle blog Umami Girl, where she'll soon be releasing a free e-book filled with easy ways to incorporate more healthy, plant-based foods into your life. She is equal parts live-to-eat and eat-to-live and currently does both from London.

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Fresh Watermelon and Cucumber Juice

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 2
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
Special equipment:Juicer
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: A Fruity Brunch From the Juicer: Fresh Watermelon and Cucumber Juice


  • 2 cups (16 ounces) fresh watermelon juice from about 6 cups diced watermelon flesh
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) fresh cucumber juice from about 1 large cucumber
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) fresh mint juice from about 15 mint leaves with stems
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice from 1 to 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, optional


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    Stir juices together thoroughly (along with sugar, if using). Divide between two ice-filled glasses and serve immediately, or keep refrigerated for up to a day and stir well before serving.


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