My fridge is overflowing with fresh fruits and veggies. It’s my fault. I can’t leave the farmers market without a full bag…or four. Good thing I have a killer blender. One way to quickly use up produce is to make fresh fruit juice. Simply add prepped fruits and veggies to a blender and whirl them into juice.
Here’s a simple juice recipe using cucumber, watermelon, lemon and basil. Since watermelon and cucumber are so juicy, there’s no need to add water to make juice. Adding ice makes the juice good and cold.
Cucumber Watermelon Juice
2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
1 small cucumber, peeled and seeded (about 3/4 cup sliced)
Juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon
3 fresh basil leaves
1 cup ice cubes
Natural sweetener, if needed
Add watermelon, cucumber, lemon juice and basil to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. Sweeten to taste. Pour into glasses.
Makes 2 servings (about 2 cups)
Tip: You can substitute fresh mint for the basil.
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