Spicy Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Beet Apple Juice (with Optional Spicy Chili Pepper)

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 2 Reviews

 

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
two glasses of cold pressed watermelon juice with green apple, lime, beet and chilies on a wooden cutting board

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 (optional), sugar-free version of the fresh beverage.

ingredients to make cold pressed watermelon juice including beets, watermelon,lime, mint and serrano chilis on a wooden surface

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

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

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

Ingredients

  • watermelon
    14.4 oz
    3 cups cubed
  • green apple
    1.17 oz
    1/5 medium apple
  • beet (red variety)
    0.36 oz
    1/10 beet
  • lime
    0.23 oz
    1/5 lime
  • fresh mint
    0.11 oz
    3-4 mint leaves
  • chili pepper (optional)
    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.

  • If the mint stems are green and soft you can juice those as well.

  • You can remove the serrano chili pepper seeds for a milder flavor or keep them in for added heat.

 

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Not super into the spicy but pretty interesting. Without chilies it’s A+

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  2. 5 stars
    Good recipes but I’d like to know if I can just use a blender and get the same results.

    Reply

    1. Hi Kevin,

      You can use a blender, but it will definitely taste a little different and have a different mouth-feel. You can see more about the differences between blending (smoothies) and juicing here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/juice-vs-smoothies/

      Reply