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Spicy Watermelon Juice Recipe

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Spicy Watermelon Juice Recipe

 

Spicy Watermelon Juice Recipe

Reminiscent of Mexico's popular agua frescas or "fresh water" drinks, this spicy watermelon juice recipe is all the good without the added sugar.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 95 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

Popular in Mexico, aguas frescas (which is Spanish for "fresh waters") are light, flavorful drinks made by blending fruit with sugar and water. This is our spicy, sugar free version of the fresh beverage.

two glasses of watermelon juice garnished with wedges of watermelon on a white counter

In Mexico, you can find fruit aguas frescas made from with these fruit varieties:

  • cantaloupe
  • grape
  • guava
  • mango
  • melon
  • prickly pear
  • orange
  • papaya
  • passion fruit
  • soursop
  • strawberry
  • watermelon
  • raspberry
  • lemon 
  • lime
  • pineapple
ingredients to make cold pressed watermelon juice including beets, watermelon,lime, mint and serrano chilis on a wooden surface

Health Benefits

  • hydrating
  • increases energy
  • cardiovascular support
  • reduces inflammation
  • antioxidant
  • cancer fighting

Ingredients

  • watermelon
    14.4 oz
  • green apple
    1.17 oz
  • beet
    0.36 oz
    red variety
  • lime
    0.23 oz
  • chili pepper
    0.09 oz
    serrano variety

Directions

  1. Wash the produce.

  2. Remove the watermelon rind (optional, see pro tips below), weigh, cube, then place directly into the juice press chamber.

  3. Weigh the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Grind the rest of the ingredients and press.

Pro Tips

  • You can actually leave the watermelon rind on if you prefer (there are nutrients in the skin) but the juice will look less vibrant and will mellow the flavor a bit. If it is not that sweet, I would definitely peel.
  • Experiment with how much mint to use, start small and add until you get the flavor you like.
  • Remove the beet top ends and clean the bottoms thoroughly. If they are small in size, I remove the bottom skinny part as well.

 

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