Watermelon Summer Bliss Juice

Watermelon Summer Bliss Juice

Summer bliss juice is an ultra refreshing blend of watermelon, coconut water, tangy lime, and frozen strawberries. Energizing and delicious.

I have been on a hot streak of picking out the sweetest, most delicious watermelons lately. No doubt I’m jinxing myself making this knowledge public, but it’s been great! We’re in the middle of an unseasonable heat spike, so I’ve just been eating halves of melon with a little sprinkle of lime for lunch basically. I find simple mono meals like this really energizing and weirdly relaxing in their simplicity. I like to do bowls of healthy foods with a bunch of stuff mixed in/on top, but just enjoying the fully ripe, natural goodness of one thing until satiated is a very special experience as well.

This summer bliss juice is a super refreshing liquified version of my fave snack! If you like this, you’ll probably also enjoy my sparkling strawberry watermelon limeade as well.

We’re getting ready for a downright balmy and very low key weekend over here. The low key part is what I’m looking forward to the most. The last few weeks have been a little fast-paced. I’m hoping to get our shed painted and some other little things done, but that’s about it. My other priorities include: wine, pizza, coffee on the porch, grilling things, and then maybe some wine again. How about you? Here’s a few reads and things I found on the internet this week!

Can you imagine your doctor writing a prescription for time spent in the garden?

A restaurant packed to the brim with flowers. Might be a bummer if you’re an allergy sufferer, but otherwise wonderful.

On being 13, having 64 notifications on your phone, absorbing and constantly switching visual stimulation for 12 minutes straight… I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to grow up with iPhones.

I know there’s a lot of bad press about gluten intolerances, and I don’t think that they’re a joke at all. But these fine art pieces made gluten free are hilarious.

Do humans need meat to survive? Are our bodies “designed” to eat meat? These and other questions/myths explored in an interesting new book.

I’m a huge fan of quiet moments for most of the reasons they suggest here. I tend to get overwhelmed by visual/audio overstimulation quite easily, and find that silence makes me more receptive to new information.

Serial breakfast skippers rejoice!

Even if your outdoor space is tiny, it can still be beautiful and relaxing.

Some of my most productive workdays are the result of some anger that I’ve allowed myself to feel, express, and work out. Anger as an emotion can be misunderstood and mis-channeled quite easily though. “You have to feel it to heal it.”

Watermelon Summer Bliss Juice

Summer bliss juice is an ultra refreshing blend of watermelon, coconut water, tangy lime, and frozen strawberries. Energizing and delicious.

PREP TIME10 minsTOTAL TIME10 mins

Course BeverageDiet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 2

Author: Laura Wright

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 4-5 cups chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice from approximately 1 small lime

Optional Add-Ins

  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • use lemon juice instead of lime for a lemonade feel
  • small handful of chopped basil or mint or both!
  • any frozen berry instead of the strawberries I love blueberries in this
  • a few fresh lavender buds
  • splash of rosewater

Instructions

  • In an upright blender, combine the watermelon, frozen strawberries, coconut water, and lime juice. Blend the mixture on high until completely smooth and in a liquid state. Enjoy the summer bliss juice immediately, either straight up or over ice if you like.

Notes

  • Inspired by Will Frolic For Food’s Watermelon Coconut Aloe Juice
  • I like frozen strawberries for this because they make the drink extra refreshing, but you could definitely use fresh ones with a little handful of ice.
  • I don’t strain this juice, but if you’re looking for a more refined texture to use in a cocktail or something, I’d go for it.
  • I don’t typically endorse my recipes as “OMG you have to make this!” but I really hope you all get a chance to make this bliss juice at least once this summer. It’s so simple, but so dang good.

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  • Sarah | Well and Full

    I really enjoyed reading that article on MBG about the nutrition myths. I get so annoyed with the “sugar is the enemy” schtick too! Our bodies need sugar, just not the way it’s usually consumed in the Standard American Diet. Also… this juice looks so refreshing and, well, juicy 😉Reply

    • Laura

      Exaaaactly. I hate it when all fats or all sugars get bundled together into some ridiculous “all bad” category. So much misinformation. Keep it juicy, girl 😉
      xo LReply

  • Aubrey

    Perfect summer recipe!Reply

    • Laura

      Thanks so much, Aubrey!
      -LReply

  • Jodi

    That gluten-free art article made me laugh out loud! Too good. This drink sounds ultra refreshing, Laura. Hoping you’re having a relaxing, watermelon eating weekend xReply

    • Laura

      Glad you enjoyed it 😉 Thanks so much Jodi!
      xo LReply

  • Supal {chevrons & éclairs)

    This looks amazing! I want to add the cucumber and basil!Reply

    • Laura

      I think both of those together with this drink would be amaaazing!
      -LReply

  • Kandja Sylla

    Strawberries and watermelon are perfect fruits for the summer. When you add coconut water it will surely make your smoothies a bliss to drink. I can’t wait to make this! xx
    Reply

    • Laura

      Thanks Kandja! 🙂
      -LReply

  • Demi Bryan

    It looks like very fresh and tasty summer drink! Thanks! I’ll try it!Reply

  • Robin | CaliGirl Cooking

    This juice looks so delicious and refreshing! I’m sure it’s incredibly hydrating as well. It will be the perfect pick-me-up when our California June gloom finally lifts and the temperatures reach the 90’s!Reply

  • Siren

    We’ve been having sort of bipolar weather here in Boston. One day it’s 96, another it’s 59. But, it was super nice out today, and I picked up a watermelon. This sounds like a great way to use some of that melon, but I’m also going to make melon ice cubes (just frozen chunks of melon to stick in my drinks) and eat the rest with some plum salt.

    By the by, when it was 96 here, I made your recipe for strawberry milk, and that was the best dinner ever.Reply

  • Kate

    This sounds like the epitome of refreshing! Watermelon is hard to beat. Hope you’re getting sunshine like we are now. P.s. I need more Cleo snaps in my life!!!Reply

  • Liesel

    Hi, Laura. Well it’s not even summer yet but we’ve made this drink twice in the past 2 days. Once after a long hike and then again today after toiling in the yard/garden for 3 hours. So perfectly delicious and refreshing. I did up the lime juice a bit. Will be lugging home another watermelon this week. Thanks for a super recipe.Reply

  • Zoey

    Amazingly refreshing recipe! Watermelon is one thing that I look forward to every summer 🙂Reply

  • Sonia

    Made this last week and you are right it is an “OMG you have to make this!!” Loved it and want to make all summer long.Reply

  • Bridget

    Thank you for this recipe. Watermelon is my favorite fruit. I’ll try this juice tomorrow!Reply

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