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Two Ingredient Watermelon “Wake Up” Juice: A Fresh and Cool Drink for Summer

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There’s nothing like a freshly poured juice to start your day, and this recipe for my Two Ingredient Watermelon “Wake Up” Juice: A Fresh and Cool Drink for Summer is the best way to do just that. It’s so refreshing and delicious and, thanks to this juicer, is super easy and takes less than two minutes.

Two-Ingredient Watermelon "Wake-Up" Juice: A Fresh and Cool Drink for Summer

It’s so easy that my daughter was like, “Why are you sharing this, Mom? It’s so simple and basic!” She’s right: it is simple and basic. I explained to her that sometimes, that’s just what us moms need 😉 In all seriousness, with only two ingredients and taking only two minutes of your time, this drink is so easy to make that it’s almost unbelievable when you learn the health benefits. So, bottoms up!

Besides, we recently replaced our old juicer with this Ninja juicer and have been having fun trying out new morning juices. My go-to juice is carrot and celery, but being that it’s summer, we wanted to try something new and seasonal. And this Two-Ingredient Watermelon “Wake-Up” Juice was born.

What makes this juice so good is how absolutely low-maintenance it is: thanks to this juicer, you don’t even have to cut off the rind or remove the seeds! That’s right – you can just toss chunks of watermelon into your juicer, rind, seeds, and all. Not just because you can, but because the rind actually contains tons of healthy nutrients which you can easily drink with this simple juice.

Ingredients and Health Benefits

Here’s the best part of this juice recipe: It has only two ingredients. That’s right. TWO! They are:

  • watermelon
  • mint leaves

Watermelon is not just a pretty fruit to display at your summer BBQ; the “meat,” rind, and seeds of watermelon are packed with nutritional value that are at their peak in summer. Not only will watermelon juice come out delicious and surprisingly creamy, but it will provide you with a major health boost.

The rind of watermelon provides your body with chlorophyll, protein, potassium, and provitamin A. The juice of the white inner rind gives you zinc, iodine, more potassium, and enzymes to help you with digestion. All melons help with elimination of waste and toxins from the body, and watermelon is no exception.

Mint is another cooling food, and it adds a perfect accent flavor to the watermelon juice. In Chinese medicine a “cooling food” is one that helps pull excess heat from the body which is exactly what we want in summer. Not only do we feel better when we eat foods that do this but we help our bodies to work better as well. And it makes this juice so delicious for summer!

The Juicer

We recently replaced our old juicer with this new Ninja juicer and it’s been a game-changer. When it comes to juicing and purchasing juicers, there are a few things to know.

First, the best type of juicer to buy is one that is “slow masticating,” which means it squeezes every drop and nutrient out of your fruits and veggies.

This is so important!

It means that if you’re using anything other than a slow masticating juicer, you are missing out on tons of vitamins and nutrients (not to mention wasting precious dollars down the drain). When it comes to juicing, slow masticating is a must.

I also love it because it’s pretty compact compared to other juicers we’ve owned, so it doesn’t take up much storage. And it’s easy to clean; all parts go straight into the dishwasher with the exception of the auger, which is easy to wash.

Two Ingredient Watermelon "Wake Up" Juice: A Fresh and Cool Drink for Summer

I also love that it has a wide 3″ shoot, which means bigger chunks of fruit and veggies can go right into the hopper. No more having to chop ingredients into small pieces, so morning juicing became more of a breeze for me.

I also love that it’s a NutriBullet. They are a trusted brand and I’ve used their products for years, so I felt more than good about purchasing this juicer.

Two Ingredient Watermelon “Wake Up” Juice: A Fresh and Cool Drink for Summer

Add this nutritious and super easy juice to your morning routine and I know your body will thank you. It’s the perfect way to nourish and cool your body during those dog days of summer, and the perfectly energized “boost” to jump-start your day.

And, if you’re reading this during a different season and craving a nutritious drink, try my Spring Zing Juice or my Soothing Winter Green Smoothie.

Two-Ingredient Watermelon “Wake-Up” Juice: A Fresh and Cool Drink for Summer

Recipe by Alessandra Macaluso
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  • 1/2 small watermelon, cut into chunks with rind on

  • 1 handful mint leaves


  • Add your chunks of watermelon directly into the hopper of your juicer, rind and all. About halfway through, toss in your mint leaves, then finish juicing your watermelon chunks. Enjoy immediately.

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Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. She’s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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