Reminiscent of Mexico's popular agua frescas or "fresh water" drinks, this spicy watermelon juice recipe is all the good without the added sugar.
|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|
|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.|
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.
Remove the beet top ends and clean the bottoms thoroughly. If they are small in size, I remove the bottom skinny part as well.
If the mint stems are green and soft you can juice those as well.