A refreshing watermelon drink with cucumber! This cooler is packed with health benefits and is perfect for sipping and stay hydrated during hot summer months!
Summer is here and we’re all about staying hydrated! Watermelon and cucumber both have health benefits as well as hydrating properties, making it the perfect summer cooler! It’s similar to our homemade watermelon juice, but we’ve added a few more ingredients to make it a refreshing cooler!
This watermelon drink is made with only 4 simple ingredients: Watermelon, cucumber, lime juice and a little honey for extra sweetness.
It’s a great summer drink recipe to serve pool side, at picnics or just to store in your refrigerator for something sweet and healthy to sip.
Healthy Benefits of Watermelon
Watermelon contains mostly water, but it’s also full of vitamins like A, B6 and C, lycopene, as well as antioxidants. Here are a few more benefits:
- Keeps you hydrated which is perfect during the summer.
- May Lower Inflammation and Oxidative Stress.
- May Help Relieve Muscle Soreness.
Health Benefits of Cucumber
Cucumber is another fruit that contains a high amount of water but is also full of vitamins, minerals and keeps you hydrated.
How to Make a Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
- Lime Juice
Remove the watermelon rind and cut the watermelon into cubes.
Slice the cucumber, removing the peel first.
Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Add cheesecloth over a strainer and then pour the watermelon, cucumber liquid into the cheesecloth to strain.
Throw the cheesecloth with watermelon residue away.
Pour the watermelon juice into a jar or pitcher and enjoy!
How long will watermelon juice last?
This delicious pulp-free juice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. If freezing, leave 3/4 to an inch of room in the top of the jar for expansion.
Watermelon juice will store in the back of the freezer for 30-60 days.
Is watermelon full of sugar?
Watermelon isn’t necessarily full of sugar. 92% of it is made up of water alone.
Still, there is a good chunk of sugar in the remaining 8%. A cup of watermelon has around 10 grams of sugar, depending on the variety. Keep in mind that this is natural sugar, not processed junk.
Plus, watermelon is naturally fat-free, very low in sodium, and only has about 40 calories per cup.
How do you pick out a watermelon?
Whether you’re picking it off of the vine or off of a shelf at the grocery store, you’ll want to follow these tips.
First, pick up a watermelon that is uniform and feels heavy for its size. You want to avoid ones that have any blemishes like bumps or dents.
Turn it in your hands so that you can see the “field spot“. This is the discolored part of the melon where it sat in the field. It starts off white and becomes yellowish when it’s ripe and at its full sweetness.
This Watermelon Drink is a Great Cocktail Alternative
Not everyone is after a boozy tipple at parties, so it’s great to cover all bases with some nonalcoholic alternatives to cocktails.
This fresh watermelon cucumber cooler is perfect! With its vibrant colors and invigorating taste, it’s a real crowd pleaser!
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Watermelon Drink with Cucumber
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1 1/2 cucumber, sliced with peel off
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- Remove the watermelon rind and cut the watermelon into cubes.
- Slice the cucumber, removing the peel first.
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add cheesecloth over a strainer and then pour the watermelon, cucumber liquid into the cheesecloth to strain.
- Throw away the cheesecloth and watermelon residue.
- Pour the watermelon juice into a jar or pitcher and enjoy!