It’s no surprise that watermelon is a popular summertime treat especially with it being over 90% water and packed with Vitamin C, magnesium, beta carotene (Vitamin A), and zinc to name a few. Also, nifty fact – there is this wonder anti-oxidant by the name of lycopene (most popularly recognized in tomatoes) which is an awesome way to fight free radicals. The best part – it’s fan-freakin-tastic and delicious, simple to make in shareable batches and very easy to compliment with virtually any fruit – this is definitely a summertime gem.
What you shall need!
1 Large Watermelon
Blender and Strainer
Watermelon Pineapple Papaya Wonder:
1 Large Watermelon
1/2- 1 Large Papaya
2-3 Limes (optional)
Blender, Strainer and Juicer
Want to just make watermelon juice? No problem, you don’t even need a juicer or a fancy blender. I have one of the cheaper blenders, something to serve it’s purpose and we are great friends…. when I’m not trying to blend nuts (they don’t like that, bad idea). Here’s how easy it is, grab your blender, a strainer, if you so desire, a knife and of course a watermelon and let’s go!!
2. Blend until smooth
3. Strain, if you so desire and serve chilled!
Now for a twist on the classic watermelon refresher, grab yourself a pineapple, a papaya and some limes and let’s get juicing!
1. If you haven’t already done so, chop and blend your watermelon in your blender and strain.
(Why do we strain? To separate the fibers from the juice, creating a less chunky beverage. Yes, the fibers are good for you, but if you prefer a smoother juice, much like I do, than it’s best to strain, but I leave it up to preference.)
2. Juice your papaya and pineapple first and then your limes for an added zing!
3. Combine your juices and chill!
This makes a huge juice! The watermelon juice alone made about 10 cups/ 76 oz. and the pineapple, papaya, lime mix is roughly 46 oz. just around 7 cups, that is about a gallon of pure awesomeness. Enjoy and drink nutritiously!