Watermelon Cucumber Juice

Here is an awesome juicing recipe along with health tips from Joy McCarthy who blogs at Joyous Health. It appears simple, and it really is, but has incredible health benefits!

Joy points out some of the benefits of juicing watermelon and cucumber below:

In my world, watermelon is one of the most thirst-quenching fruits, packed with antioxidant goodness like lycopene. In contrast to other phytonutrients, lycopene has been tested on humans (not just animals) and can reduce the risk of prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and colorectal cancers.

The potassium content of cucumber makes it highly useful for conditions like high and low blood pressure. A source of erepsin, an enzyme that helps to digest protein makes cucumber a highly desirable vegetable to eat prior to your main meal.

These are some great insights into the nutritional power of watermelon and cucumber juice! In addition to these benefits, watermelon is a rich source of potassium, which helps muscle and nerve function, works to maintain your body’s proper electrolyte and acid-base balance, and helps lower the risk of high blood pressure. (See old post about Benefits of Watermelon in Juicing Recipes).

Watermelon Cucumber Juice

Watermelon Cucumber Juicing Recipe
Credit: the Fitchen

1/4 watermelon, washed, cut into chunks. (Cut the peel away if it’s not organic.)
1/2 cucumber
Handful of fresh mint

 

Thanks for reading about this healthy juicing recipe! Please respond with your comments letting us know if you liked it and if you have any tweaks to the recipe!

 

 

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