Our refreshing strawberry watermelon juice recipe is a wonderful choice to cool off on a hot summer day. This delicious homemade juice can be made in under 10 minutes for an instant and healthy thirst quencher.
This strawberry watermelon juice recipe makes a healthy and incredibly refreshing summer drink. It’s a low-calorie beverage that comes loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.
We’ve made it with lime juice and spearmint to add zestiness and a cooling element to match the summer heat.
We’ve also limited added sugar. Having this drink in place of higher-calorie sodas will help manage your calorie intake while nourishing your body.
Read on to learn the benefits that come with strawberry watermelon juice and how to store it for maximum benefits.
Is This Juice Good for You?
Just like our near pure watermelon juice, this strawberry watermelon juice offers a plethora of health benefits. Compared to traditional recipes, ours incorporates various fruits for increased nutrients and flavor.
1. Vitamin C
One 8 oz serving of strawberry juice contains 36% of vitamin C’s Daily Value (DV).
Every day, your body fights viruses, infections, and many factors that pose a health risk to your body. Among these factors are free radicals.
Vitamin C is one of the leading antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body. A deficiency can lead to inflammation, cell damage, slow wound healing, poor skin conditions, and a weak immune system.
Watermelon juice has admirable qualities too. It contains lycopene, a carotenoid with antioxidant properties.
In addition to fighting free radicals, studies show that lycopene can repress the growth of cancer cells. That, coupled with its natural sweetness, makes watermelon juice a favorable option to incorporate into your routine.
Lime juice and spearmint, in this recipe, bring minor benefits too. They both contain vitamin C, though lime juice (in this case) provides more.
Our bodies can’t produce vitamin C; neither can they store it. So it’s vital to get it every day from abundant sources like citrus fruits, broccoli, and this beverage.
3. Cognitive Health
Drinking strawberry watermelon juice with mint could also give you a mental boost.
According to studies, spearmint extract may improve cognitive health such as memory, mood, and alertness. So having this drink first thing in the morning may prove to be a great way to start your day!
Lastly, we’ve added just 3/4 tsp of sugar per serving. The USDA guidelines suggest limiting added sugar to six teaspoons/day for women and nine teaspoons/day for men.
This ensures a nourishing drink without risking adverse effects that come with excess sugar.
How to Juice
Watermelon juice is relatively easy to extract.
To juice: peel, deseed, and cube a watermelon. Run the cubes through a juicer and collect the liquid in a pitcher.
You can find out other ways to juice watermelon in this Top 10 Watermelon Juice Recipes article. It illustrates how to extract the juice with/without a juicer and has excellent options for making healthy, tasty drinks.
The process of extracting strawberry juice, however, is not as straightforward. Strawberries tend to clog the juicing filter since their flesh is very soft and difficult to separate from the pulp.
A more efficient way to juice strawberries is by adding them into a blender— pulse them to a liquid consistency.
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This is a refreshing drink! I would definitely do this again!