Your kids keep begging for juice, but your don’t want them to drink the sugary bottled stuff? You have to make refreshing, naturally sweet Watermelon Juice!

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I’ve never been a huge fan of juices for kids because most of the important fiber and nutrients, which are in the skin and flesh of fruits and vegetables, are lost in the juicing process. Still, juice, especially for kids who have a difficult time eating fruits and vegetables can be a life saver for a parent.

Watermelons are a perfect choice because as their names states, they’re comprised 95% of water as well as being sweet, crispy, and delicious water at that.
Watermelon contains vitamin C and is also rich in lycopene and beta- carotene, which protects skins and the lining of the intestines, lungs, nose and throat.

Kenya has been eating a slice of watermelon every day since it popped back in season, but you should have seen his eyes when I opened a yellow watermelon. The texture of the yellow is a little bit more dense, but it’s still got that sweet, refreshing flavor.

This juice only take seconds to make and is a fraction on the cost of the bottled juices you get at the store which are in many cases filled with sugar and artificial flavors. Another bonus, if you buy a whole watermelon (the yellow one I bought at the farmers market was $3 and the huge red one was $5), you’ll have plenty of your fruit left over to much on!

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Watermelon Juice

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1/4 Red or Yellow Watermelon (about 3 cups)

Instructions 

  • Cut the watermelon into chucks removing the rind and seeds.
  • Place in a blender and puree.
  • Slowly pour the mixture through a strainer into a bowl or large glass to remove the pulp. You may need to use a spatula or spoon in the strainer to keep the juice flowing through.
  • Serve (I like to chill it before we drink it).

Nutrition

Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 35g | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 170kcal | Fat: 1g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 43g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. I must confess that i like what am seeing on this page.But is it safe for one to produce this thing for public consumtion?What i mean is,has this thing undergone laboratory test?
    i would also want to know the usefulness of the water melon back.

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  3. one of my favorite summer treats. i don’t strain- just drink it straight with fresh squeezed lime. freezes great for popsicles and and excellent mixer with vodka or even prosecco!

  4. It’s even better when you add some frozen watermelon chunks (small chunks to blend easier) to it before you blend it! Makes it nice and slushy and you don’t even have to remove the pulp. Perfect on a hot day 🙂

  5. My kids will love this drink. What cute glasses-where are they from? I’m gettimg rid of all my plastic cups!

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