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Strawberry Watermelon Juice Lemonade

Back in the summer of 2009, I posted a recipe for one of my favorite summer drinks. Watermelon Juice Lemonade. There are quite a few health benefits to this amazing, flavorful drink and it is very quick to make and is a great nutritious addition to your raw food diet!



Watermelon is packed with antioxidants. A great source of vitamin C and also A (from it’s beta carotene) it is also rich in B6, B1 and magnesium which are needed for energy production. It has almost a 90% water content and is considered to be more nutritious than other fruits.

Watermelon is also a great source of lycopene, which is a potent carotene antioxidant. These antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which can cause much damage to us. It contains higher amounts of lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable including tomatoes. In fact, it has 40% more lycopene than tomatoes!

Watermelon is rich in electrolytes sodium and potassium and has a cooling effect on the body. It is no wonder that we find ourselves reaching for a piece on those hot summer days! Who knew it was biological? Watermelon is fat free but great for energy production. It is also more effective that carrots for protection against macular degeneration.

For this revised version of the recipe, I threw in a handful of strawberries. Oooo la la!


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  1. Victoria wrote on July 24, 2011

    Suzanne, do you include the watermelon rind? I’ve made straight watermelon juice before and included the rind because I read that the watermelon rind has chlorophyll, vitamin A, protein, potassium, zinc, iodine, nucleic acids and enzymes which aid digestion. Ninety-five percent of the nutritional content in watermelon is in the rind. Just wondering. Thanks.

  2. Saskia wrote on July 8, 2011

    this was absolutely fantastic. I could drink it by the gallon. Thanks for the recipe, it made my day!

  3. Goody @Curvatude wrote on July 2, 2011

    i love that you can take so little and make something so great!

  4. Katie @ Imperfect People wrote on June 28, 2011

    I have some watermelon growing in the backyard that has the recipes name all over it! Thank you so much!

  5. Andrea wrote on June 26, 2011

    We used to eat lots of watermelon when I was a kid. As I grew older I stopped eating since I thought it was just water. I started eating watermelon again after my children were born and they liked it. Since I have been learning more about food properties I started eating it more and more and I found it delicious. I do not have strawberries but will try it without them.

  6. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul wrote on June 25, 2011

    Wow, this sounds lovely, and so refreshing. Watermelon is definitely my favorite fruit, but it never lasts long enough around me to use it in a smoothie. I bet the lemon is really nice in here too.

  7. Elenore Bendel Zahn wrote on June 23, 2011

    I´eating my favorite summer salad as I read this:) Watermelon, zest & juice from lime, ginger and bee pollen
    Love love love your posts by the way! Great inspiration!

  8. Keane wrote on June 22, 2011

    I just got really thirsty!


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