Fresh Watermelon Juice

Since my husband and I have been traveling so much in the last couple of years, I’ve had to get by without a well-equipped raw food kitchen. Some of the places we stay are better than others but mostly I only have access to very basic tools. We let go of our Vitamix a couple of years ago because it took up too much space in our luggage, plus it isn’t dual voltage so doesn’t work in many places in the world anyway.

Anyhow was really craving some fresh juice and wishing we had a juicer. The oranges here in the Bahamas have been pretty poor so even squeezing orange juice by hand isn’t an option. But we did manage to find some fantastic, sweet and juicy watermelons.

Luckily we have a regular blender in our apartment so I had the idea to make watermelon juice. It was perfect!

Watermelon, Lime and Ginger Juice

Serves 3-4

8 cups watermelon, chilled and cubed
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoons chopped ginger
Water, as needed

Because watermelon contains such a high water content it is really easy to make a juice in the blender. Simply chop it into large cubes, add a little water to get it started and blend. If you have a Vitamix the water isn’t even necessary because you can use your tamper to push the melon down.

In this recipe I added some fresh ginger and lime for a refreshing, alkalizing and hydrating fresh juice. You could certainly add extra ginger and lime to suit your own personal taste. Fresh mint leaves would also be a delicious addition.

If you prefer you can strain the juice after blending – with a large sieve or nut milk bag – to remove the fiber.

Even though I’ve done a lot of watermelon fasts in the past, lately I find it difficult to eat a lot of watermelon. However, in the form of juice it is really easy to love. For me it is easier on my digestive system and so much more satisfying.

I just love starting my day with fresh juice and it was great to discover a way to continue to do so, even without access to a juice bar or juicing machine.

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