Boy, was it hot here this weekend!! I don’t know what the heck happened. Northern California is supposed to be known for it’s cool, temperate weather but I would say 90 degrees is a little too warm. Listen to me, getting all spoiled. 90 degrees is nothing compared to the many 100+ degree days I managed to survive in Texas. I can’t say that I miss those hot days and I don’t think my wallet does either. As a matter of fact, I almost put the AC on this weekend but I’m too big of a cheapskate to do that now that I have to pay state income taxes. However, I am not too cheap buy loads of fresh fruit to make myself a refreshing, skin- glowing juice to cool off with. This drink is full of juicy watermelon which, to me, is incredibly refreshing on a hot day. It’s like you can feel it hydrating your insides and giving you that radiant glow on the outside. Whenever a hot day rolls around, all I need is a comfy chair in the shade along with one of these in my hand and I’m good to go! ‘Glow From Within’ Watermelon Juice Click to Print this Recipe!
- 2 cups seedless watermelon, diced (approximately 1/4 small-medium size watermelon)
- 3/4 cup strawberries, hulled and diced
- 1 cup apple, cored and diced (approximately 1 medium size apple, I used a Gala)
- 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, cored and diced (approximately 1 cucumber)
- 1 tablespoon filtered water
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
Makes 12 ounces juice (I doubled the recipe to get two juices) After my transmission went out on my car, my get-a-juicer fund went towards a new car instead so I had to make this juice sans juicer. Luckily, I discovered the technique of using a blender along with a fine mesh strainer from The Minimalist Baker and it does the job just fine.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until a smooth, liquid-like texture is achieved.
- Grab a large bowl or measuring cup and place a fine mesh strainer over top of it.
- Slowly pour a quarter of the mixture into the strainer and press with a spatula so that juice begins to drain.
- Continue this step until the rest of the mixture has been added to the strainer and pressed.
- Allow the pulp to sit for at least 10 minutes to get any extra juice out. I also stirred it occasionally to help get more out.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or freeze for 10) before serving. This juice is best served extra cold and I personally like it over ice with a straw.
Note: Because of the seeds in the strawberries and watermelon, the texture of the juice is slightly thick. I definitely plan on making this juice again so I can “glow” my way through the summer heat. If you are wondering exactly what it is in watermelon that makes your skin glow, I found this article that explains it a little better: 3 Fruits for Great Summer Skin Besides enjoying this juice, my weekend was pretty low-key since Brandon had to work a few graveyard shifts which meant he was going to bed not long after I woke up. Luckily, these shifts are out of the ordinary for him so it’s not unbearable. Plus, I get to stay home and make juice so it all works out! Well friends, I hope you have a fantastic Monday! What is your favorite way to cool off on a hot day?