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!
Gather the ingredients.
Add the peeled watermelon, carrot, beet, celery, wheatgrass, and mint to a juicer and process.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
- 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.