Watermelon Pomegranate Beetroot Juice

28 May

Watermelon Pomegranate Beetroot Juice

Prepare yourself for an onslaught of red, and a megadose of vitamins and minerals. Watermelon, pomegranate and beetroot combine to make a wonderful cooling concoction. Besides reminding you of the translucent glow of rubies.

Watermelon Pomegranate Beetroot Juice

Want to know the health benefits of this drink? I refer you to the comprehensive ingredient write-ups on BBC Good Food and WH Foods: beetroot, watermelon, pomegranate.

You Need:

[per glass]

  • Watermelon – 250 grams*
  • Pomegranate – 1/2
  • Beetroot – 1/2

*You’ll probably need to carve out a chunk from a whole watermelon for a glass of juice.

How To:

Cut the watermelon into sizes large enough to fit into your juicer. Remove the green rind**. You need not deseed if you are using a juicer like mine. Keep 2-inch high watermelon wedge(s) aside for garnishing.

Scrape the beetroot and cut into sizes large enough to fit into your juicer.

Pluck out the pomegranate arils.

Watermelon, Pomegranate and Beetroot

Place beetroot, pomegranate in the juicer funnel, and stack over them watermelon slices if the funnel has room. Activate the juicer. Continue adding more watermelon slices till you have juiced everything.

Juicer with Fresh Fruit Juice

To Serve

Add a few ice cubes to the glass. Pour in freshly extracted watermelon pomegranate beetroot juice. Fix a watermelon wedge on the rim of the glass.

Serve immediately.

Watermelon Juice with Pomegranate and Beetroot

Notes:

**Some juicing tutorials recommend leaving the rind on watermelon while juicing as it has precious nutrients that a powerful juicer can extract. I usually juice the skin sparingly as it tends to make the juice bitter. While I want to drink up nutrients, I don’t want to torture myself in the process! Try leaving the skin on, and see if you can take to it. If you can, excellent! Remember to wash the skin very well before juicing it, and it’s safer if you’re using organic watermelon.

Likewise, instead of plucking out the pomegranate arils, you can peel the pomegranate’s outer skin only and juicing the inside whole. As with watermelon, this is going to add some bitterness to the juice, and also alter its color, but you’re getting maximum health benefits of the fruit this way.

Watermelon Pomegranate Juice with Beetroot

Want more juicing recipes? Try a green cucumber coriander mint juice, or a bright melon orange juice.

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2 Responses to “Watermelon Pomegranate Beetroot Juice”

  1. Louise from Delishorgam May 31, 2015 at 8:58 PM #

    Wow, what a beautiful colour!
    I think my daughter will love this, if it is pink then she wants it!

    And a great way to sneak an extra portion of veg into her diet! Thank you!

    I have recently started a food sharing site and would love for you to contribute, please pop over and submit this, and other, recipes :-)

    • S May 31, 2015 at 9:34 PM #

      Thanks for your compliments :-) Juicing is one of the very few ways in which I enjoy consuming beetroot myself ;-) I never took to it in curries.

      All the best for your new food sharing site. Will check it out.

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