Thursday, August 14, 2014

Juicing on Thursday - Summer Breeze

With the abundance of really fresh and cheap summer fruits available in the stores, I dusted off my Hurom slow juicer and started putting it to good use on a regular basis.

Drinking freshly pressed juice is just so healthy for you, and with a little effort you will soon be guzzling down a glass or two of this delightful concoction.

You will need:
1/3 fresh seedless watermelon
pint of washed blueberries
8 organic carrots, well scrubbed, but not peeled, and cut into 1 inch pieces
2lb tub of medley of fruits from Publix, already chopped because I am feeling lazy, under a time constraint - my tub had honeydew and cantaloupe melon, pineapple, and a few grapes and strawberries. I am not crazy about strawberries in a juiced drink, but 3 hardly counts!
Squeeze of lemon, suggested but not necessary.

Because the carrots are rather fibrous I make sure that I put a few pieces in and then follow up with softer, juicier fruits, repeat, repeat. This way the juicer doesn't come to a grinding halt - excuse the pun, couldn't resist.

Here is a mere snapshot of the reported health benefits of the various fruits used in this recipe.

Watermelon - from
"considered a nutrient dense food...high amount of vitamins, mineral and antioxidants for a low amount of calories." "One cup provides 17% Vitamin A, 21% Vitamin C, 2% Iron and 1% calcium needs for the day........Watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable."

Cantaloupe - from
"Cantaloupe serves as a good source of folate."
"Cantaloupes contain carotenoids......can decrease a patient's risk for the development of cardiovascular diseases."
"Cantaloupe serves as a rich source of Vitamin C."

Blueberries - from
"Blueberries, like cranberries, contain compounds that prevent bacteria from adhering to bladder walls..."

Carrots - from, this website has great juicing recipes to try!
"..excellent source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, D, E, K, B1 and B6."

Well then....enough said! Cheers!


  1. Lookin good, Dawn! I've been wanting to make a sort of virgin watermelon drink ever since we had some in Louisiana when there on vacation. Straight up blenderized watermelon and added bubbles of some sort like citrus soda or club soda. A squeeze of lime would make it even better! I'm a bit surprised you did not add any kale into yours! Love the carrot added for fiber. The pineapple makes all juice drinks awesome!!!! Love how you got a nice carafe-ful.

    1. Hi Julie, it is such a versatile drink that anything would work. I do love the bubbles idea though!!

  2. Yum! That looks fabulous, and it's so good for you. I often make freezies with bananas, berries, and skim milk. Yum!

    1. HI there, I have also used almond milk before now, and that has had a great reception by my boys.


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