Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Juice

The Spruce / Ali Redmond

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 8 to 10 ounces
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
140 Calories
1g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 29mg 143%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 826mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Watermelons are not just a refreshingly sweet, thirst-quenching fruit, but are actually abundant in nutritional benefits, from vitamins and minerals to phytonutrients. They’re rich in vitamins A, C, and B-complex compounds such as thiamin, riboflavin, and pyridoxine.

Watermelons afford a wealth of beta-carotene, as well as folate, pantothenic acid, the amino acid citrulline, and antioxidants lycopene, cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. They also contain anti-inflammatory phenolic compounds, which include both lycopene and triterpenoid. They’re plentiful in the minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper, with trace amounts of selenium, iron, and even calcium.

The seeds of the fruit offer a wealth of nutrients as well, and should not be overlooked! Because watermelon is so nutrient-rich, it's a great juice for fasting, cleansing, and weight loss. Watermelon provides a rich resource of electrolytes and is void of cholesterol and nearly absent of fat while offering a modest amount of fiber and protein, and as little as 48 calories per cup!

"Super-refreshing juice that isn't too sweet. A nice combination of fruit and veggies." —Renae Wilson

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 mini watermelon, peeled and seeded (about 8 ounces)

  • 1 carrot, peeled and trimmed

  • 1/4 beet, peeled

  • 1 stalk celery

  • 1/2 inch wheatgrass

  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Watermelon Juice ingredients

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  2. Add the peeled watermelon, carrot, beet, celery, wheatgrass, and mint to a juicer and process.

     peeled watermelon, carrot, beet, celery, wheatgrass, and mint juice in a container

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  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy! 

    Watermelon Juice in a glass

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Tips

  • Though the rind of the watermelon is packed with nutrients, it is somewhat bitter so we don't recommend juicing it.
  • The peel of the carrot and beet is also a bit bitter which is why we recommend peeling. However, they have tremendous nutrient value, so use unpeeled veggies if you like. Be sure to scrub them clean before using.
  • If you don't have a juicer, you can puree all the ingredients in a blender until smooth, adding water as necessary. Pour through a fine strainer to remove the pulp.