vegan. gluten-free. dairy-free. nut-free. soy-free. (free of anything but good fruit.)
I love melon season, and it is here! Frankly, eating watermelon is a fond childhood memory, and one of my favorite earlier foods. Granted, the seeds can be difficult to pick through, but ultimately the taste is often superb and worth it.
A problem I run across year in and year out, even from a Southerner like myself accustomed to picking and eating melons, is picking the right ones. Sometimes, even with the keenest eye, I come home with a green (not ripe) melon. It is disappointing and possibly inevitable if the melons were picked too early anyways. This recipe is my solution to unripe melons.
The best thing about making melon juice is you cannot tell the melon was green. It’s great actually, and a wonderful remedy. The juice is refreshing, sweet, and tasteful. Not to mention super easy to make, consists of only three ingredients, four max, and gives the benefit of a healthy snack.
Notes: (1) I only pick one melon for each juice. I don’t mix melons, so I am not sure how that would taste. If you happen to, feel free to give feedback. (2) I like my juice to be a juice. If you want a slushie or smoothie consistency, adding more ice should do the trick. (3) In my experience, honeymelon (aka honeydew) seems to be the least sweet. Watermelon seems sweetest. If the sweetness of watermelon is too much, a nice addition is ¼ of a lemon squeezed into the juice at the end. This changes the taste, and will taste like a watermelon lemonade.
Great way of using melons to create a delicious chilled juice perfect for the season.
- around 2 c. melon of choice, measure with cut chunks
- ¾ c. water
- 5 ice cubes
- optional: ¼ of a lemon squeezed for taming the watermelon’s sweetness
- Using a high speed blender or food processor, place melon of choice and water into machine and blend on high until a juice forms.
- Add ice and blend until ice is fully incorporated. This is mainly to make the juice colder which, in my opinion, gives a more pleasant taste. Enjoy!
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