A Trio of Healthy Detox Watermelon Smoothie Recipes

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I appreciate Whole Foods, don’t get me wrong, but it’s hard not to question their inflated prices at times. Case in point – yesterday we popped in for some lunch while out grocery shopping. At the checkout they had 16-ounce bottles of “fresh juices” chilling in ice, ready for thirsty customers to spontaneously grab. One variety was watermelon juice – for $4.99! Do you know how much it costs to “juice” watermelon, particularly during watermelon season? I would say about 50 cents and 30 seconds of time in the blender – and no, it wasn’t even organic watermelon juice. And just to show how easy and amazing “watermelon juice” is, I’ve got a trio of healthy, sweet, detoxifying watermelon smoothie recipes to share with you today!

Enjoy this Trio of Healthy, Sweet, Refreshing and Detoxifying Watermelon Smoothie and Juice Recipes. All are naturally vegan, paleo, top allergen-free, and just generally good for you!These watermelon smoothie recipes & photo were shared with us by the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

These watermelon smoothie recipes are about as pure as it gets – with only fruits and vegetables nourish, hydrate and refresh. On its own, sweet seasonal watermelon is packed with arginine and citrulline, which may help to improve blood flow. It also has a high water and potassium level that can offer serious hydration and potentially aid the body in flushing out unwanted fluids and reducing bloat.

Though a couple of these watermelon smoothie recipes do have juice options, keep in mind that many conventional juicers require you to throw away the pulp, which means throwing out some possible bonus health benefits. Also, though not required, a high-speed blender may come in handy to fully pulverize all of those fresh fruits and veggies into a smooth replenishing drink.

Special Diet Notes: Detox Watermelon Smoothie Recipes

By ingredients, these recipes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, paleo, and generally top food allergy-friendly – whew!

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Red Hot Blood Cleanser Watermelon Smoothie
 
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The natural sweetness of the fruit and the brilliant colors make this detox smoothie an enticing healthy find with a surprising kick. (Pictured center)
Serves: 2 1-cup servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 1 small to medium beet, washed
  • 1 apple, seeded and cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon apple juice concentrate
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in your blender with the watermelon on the bottom. Turn the blender on slow speed until the watermelon has liquefied, then increase the speed and blend 1 minute or until liquefied.
  2. Divide the watermelon smoothie between 2 cups and serve.
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Veggie De-Bloat Watermelon Smoothie or Juice
 
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This vitamin-rich juice is like a V-8, but with sweet watermelon instead of tomato! If you're not into juicing, you can blend the ingredients for a thicker beverage instead! (Pictured left)
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • ⅓ medium cucumber, peeled
  • 3 medium carrots, washed
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ red pepper, washed and seeded
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • Dash of horseradish or fresh horseradish root
  • Ice, for the juice
Instructions
  1. In a juicer, extract the juice from all ingredients.
  2. OR for a smothie, place all ingredients in your blender with the watermelon on the bottom. Turn the blender on slow speed until the watermelon has liquefied, then increase the speed and blend 2 minutes or until liquefied.
  3. Serve juice over ice or simply divide the smoothie between 2 glasses.
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Zapper Watermelon Smoothie or Juice
 
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The zesty, zingy ingredients in this simple smoothie or juice could "zap" any summer bugs before they take hold! (Pictured right)
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups watermelon cubes
  • ⅓ large lemon, peeled
  • 1 1 /2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 medium carrots
  • Ice, for juice
Instructions
  1. Juice all ingredients in a conventional juicer.
  2. OR, place all ingredients in your blender with the watermelon on the bottom. Turn the blender on slow speed until the watermelon has liquefied. Increase the speed and blend 2 minutes, or until liquefied.
  3. Serve juice over ice or simply divide the smoothie between 2 glasses.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

13 Comments

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  2. Just these gorgeous images have me drooling! I love smoothies but don’t have that magic touch to just toss it all into the blenders. I like the detox element here too. I also just happen to have extra watermelon in fridge. A match made in heaven I’d say!

  3. I agree … $5 for watermelon juice is a bit steep! Loving the recipes you’ve made here … and they are gorgeous too! Looking forward to trying the Zapper Watermelon Smoothie!

  4. I agree that Whole Foods (and most other grocery stores) inflate prices so much! Truth is though if people didn’t buy it they would either drop the price or pull the product. I think it’s all about convenience for most people. I am not one of those people lol! That de-bloat smoothie sounds awesome! Love the horseradish in it.

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