Zero-waste watermelon juice

Updated: Jul 27


Ever have a watermelon go bad but is still edible? I sure have. I still attempt to eat it even though there are spots where it is a little gritty. Then it dawned on me, I could just blend it all up in my Vitamix and make it into a refreshing summer drink! This way, I wouldn't be able to tell the bad parts from the good parts, they would all be blended together into a yummy drink.


Once I realized my watermelon was going bad and didn't want to eat a whole watermelon in one sitting. I decided that I was going to make watermelon juice. I immediately cut the watermelon up and put it in the refrigerator for 24 hours to keep cold before I started to blend it.


You do not need to put it in the refrigerator before blending it, it doesn't matter. However, I knew I was going to want some right away and warm watermelon juice didn't sound too delicious.


You will need

  • A blender

  • 2-quart size mason jars (more if you have a big watermelon)

  • 1 small watermelon

  • spoon

  • cutting board

  • bowl

  • knife


Here is what I did




  • Used a spoon to scoop out all of the pink flesh from the rinds.

  • I put the rinds to the side for composting. Next time, I will attempt to make a pickled treat using them, but today I was in a hurry.

  • Filled up the blender to the max fill line with the pink flesh

  • Ran on high for 1 minute (it takes a little bit to get started since I don't add any water)

  • Poured the juice into my mason jar and bam - you are done!

  • I did this two times for a small watermelon, if yours is bigger, it will probably take a couple more.

More things you can do

  • You can strain the juice if you want to. It is all dependent on how high speed your blender is. Mine smooths it right up and adds a little thickness that I really like.

  • Adding fresh mint into the blender before blending it will make this drink extra refreshing

Storing

  • I wouldn't recommend keeping it in the fridge for more than 2 days. Plus, this is too good for you to not enjoy it immediately.



I hope you enjoy it!


Sustainability Boss Lady, Marina McCoy

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