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This Watermelon & Kale Green Juice is a surprisingly sweet and refreshing green juice combination, especially during the heat of summer.
What is Watermelon Juice?
Watermelon juice is made by either blending or juicing the flesh of the watermelon. But, did you know that you can also juice the rind of the watermelon? I wouldn’t suggest eating watermelon rind because it is very fibrous and doesn’t have much flavor, but the nutritional properties of watermelon rind make it ideal for juicing.
Also, in case you were wondering, you can juice the watermelon seeds! The seeds are also high in nutrition. I always recommend using organic produce for juicing, by the way. It’s especially important in this case where you are juicing the rind.
Watermelon & Kale Green Juice
Since the flesh of the watermelon is so sweet, I find the combination of juicing watermelon flesh, watermelon rind, kale, cucumber, and a lime to be absolute perfection.
Unfortunately, by adding the kale in the juice mix, it turns the juice green, but you will definitely taste the watermelon when you drink it. The sweetness of the watermelon covers any of the bitterness from the kale and watermelon rind.
Questions About Watermelon Juice
What are the benefits of watermelon juice?
Watermelon itself is high in the antioxidant lycopene. Watermelon juice has been shown to reduce oxidative stress. Watermelon has tons of research showing its health benefits. It can even help treat erectile dysfunction!
What are other watermelon juice combinations?
Watermelon juice by itself is so sweet that I like to pair it with less sweet juices. Watermelon juice diluted with coconut water would be an excellent option, or just juicing watermelon with cucumbers and celery. What other combinations have you tried?
Other Juicing Resources
If you’re considering a juice cleanse, you definitely need to do your research. My preferred way of consuming juice is to use it in conjunction with a clean diet to boost micronutrient levels. I drink fresh juice a couple of times a week. But, everyone is different!
Here are some of my other favorite juice recipes:
Here’s the recipe for this refreshing and nutritious Watermelon & Kale Juice:Print
The combination of sweet watermelon, plus cucumber, kale, and lime juice works perfectly in this healthy juice.
- 1/4 medium watermelon rind and flesh, cut into narrow strips to fit through a juicer feed
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1 bunch of kale, including stems (lower portion chopped off and discarded)
- 2 limes, skin cut off and discarded
- Feed all ingredients through the feed of a juicer, alternating softer and harder textures.
- Enjoy immediately.
You can store any leftover juice in a tightly sealed container for up to 48 hours.
- Serving Size: 6 ounces
- Calories: 45
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
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