Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe.

June 27, 2022

Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe.

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Watermelon season is in full swing, and these (vegan, gluten-free, and paleo) Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots are (un)officially the drink of the summer (along with my 4 Ingredient Chaga Mushroom Iced Coffee with Espresso)! They’re healthy, hydrating, and highly refreshing. ๐Ÿ‰

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3 Ingredient Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe

I love taking wellness shots for a little health boost; however, they can get expensive when buying them individually (or even in bulk) from the grocery store. Making homemade wellness shots is cheaper, plus, you can adjust the recipe to your liking!

I thought of this recipe by chance, thanks to my husband, Jon, craving watermelon. After buying a large watermelon, he of course ate a maximum of four pieces; so, here I am, left with a ridiculous amount of watermelon. I was thinking of a way to use it, and I had already been on a homemade lemon ginger turmeric wellness shots kick. So, the vegan Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe was born!

This vegan Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe is super easy to prepare and comes together quickly (ten minutes max).

If you have a juicer you can certainly use that. But, it’s simple to prepare homemade wellness shots even if you only have a blender and a fine mesh strainer.

It may take a tiny bit more effort on my end since I need to blend in several batches and then strain it; however, it’s worth it!

Ingredients Needed

Diced watermelon, halved lemons, and fresh ginger on and in white plates and bowls on a white granite surface

Three simple ingredients are needed to make this Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe!

  • A ten-pound watermelon

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • Ginger (you don’t even need to peel it)!

The watermelon adds sweetness and freshness, the lemon juice adds acidity, but the best part? The spicy kick, warmth, and sharpness from the ginger. It’ll really wake you up in the morning!

Health Benefits of Each Recipe Ingredient

Watermelon Juice:

Did you know that watermelon is 92% water? I’m embarrassed to say that I was today years old when I realized that’s why it’s called a watermelon.

Anyway….staying hydrated is important for your body to function properly, therefore eating foods with a high-water content, such as watermelon, is essential. Especially in these sizzling summer months!

Not only is watermelon exceptionally hydrating, but it also contains tons of nutrients, including vitamins A and C, potassium, and magnesium. Itโ€™s also low in calories, containing only forty-six per cup.

It may also:

  • Have anticancer effects
  • Improve heart health
  • Reduce inflammation and oxidative stress
  • Help prevent macular degeneration
  • Relieve muscle soreness
  • Aid skin health
  • Improve digestion

Resource | Healthline.com

PRO TIP: You can avoid food waste by blending the watermelon rind with ice and lemon juice to make a smoothie. It’s filled with nutrients. So, no more throwing out those watermelon peels!

Lemon Juice:

We are obsessed with lemons in the Geiger household; I sometimes buy two weekly bags. It may be a bit excessive, but we love lemons! Lemon drinks (like this Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe), savory recipes with fresh lemons, lemon DIY cleaning spray. The list goes on and on.

Not only are they the perfect sour and sweet citrusy treat, but they’re also super healthy!

The following list consists of six evidence-based health benefits of lemons:

  • Supports heart health – Lemons are high in vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds (hesperidin and diosmin) that may lower cholesterol.

  • Helps control weight – Studies show that lemon extract and plant compounds may promote weight loss in animals, but the effects in humans are unknown.

  • Prevents kidney stones – Citric acid may help prevent kidney stones by increasing urine volume and pH.

  • Protects against anemia – Lemons improve your absorption of iron from plant foods.

  • Reduces cancer risk – Some plant chemicals found in lemons have been shown to prevent cancer in animal studies; however, human studies are needed.

  • Improves digestive health – To benefit from the soluble fiber found in lemons, you need to eat the pulp of the lemon, not just drink the juice.

Resource | Healthline.com

Ginger Juice:

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world. I love cooking with it and especially consuming it in its raw form. Ginger has amazing effects on the body and benefits overall health.

  • Ginger contains gingerol, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may help prevent cancer.

  • It can treat nausea related to chemotherapy, nausea after surgery, and morning sickness.

  • Ginger promotes weight loss and prevents obesity due to its potential to help increase the number of calories burned and reduce inflammation.

  • It can help with osteoarthritis, especially in the knee.

  • Ginger may lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors.

  • It can help treat indigestion.

  • Ginger may significantly reduce menstrual pain.

  • It may lower cholesterol levels.

  • Ginger may improve brain function and protect against Alzheimerโ€™s disease.

  • It can help fight infections.

Resource | Healthline.com

Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe in tiny glass vials on a brown wooden dish

How to Prepare the Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe (Without a Juicer)

1. Wash the Ginger and Cube the Watermelon

First, wash the ginger with your hands or a vegetable scrubber brush. You don’t even need to peel it! Next, cut your watermelon into cubes.

2. Blend and Strain the Watermelon

If you have a small blender and need to blend in batches like me, make sure you blend some watermelon with the ginger. The juice from the watermelon gives the ginger the push it needs to begin blending. You’ll have more watermelon than ginger, so blend the remainder. Then, using a rubber spatula, press the juice through the fine mesh strainer over a large bowl.

Instead of tossing the ginger/watermelon pulp, you may want to try making Pulp Pantry’s tea, although the instructions are for ginger pulp only, not watermelon and ginger. So, I’m unsure if you want watermelon-flavored tea; that decision is all yours!

3. Freshly Squeeze the Lemon Juice, Add, and Serve!

Lastly, freshly squeeze the lemons using either your hands or a citrus hand squeezer/juicer. I have the most basic manual citrus juicer; I honestly don’t even know where I got it from or the brand of it, and I’ve had it for years. It works though! Not everything in cooking needs to be expensive and automatic. If I had to compare, it would be something basic like this citrus hand squeezer/juicer (love the stainless steel)! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‹

Stir in the lemon juice, and there you have it! The BEST vegan Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe. Serve them individually in tiny glass vials and/or store and chug it straight from a huge mason jar (Jon and I 100% do this). Shake well before drinking!

I recommend adding these wellness shots to the table at a baby shower, wedding, or brunch gathering. They would add a beautiful color pop.

They’re so good, refreshing, and healthy. You guys are going to love this recipe! ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰

Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe in tiny glass vials and in a large mason jar

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    Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe. Tiny glass vials filled with the wellness shots

    Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe.


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    • Author: Jenna
    • Total Time: 15 minutes
    • Yield: 70+ ounces of juice 1x
    • Diet: Vegan

    Description

    Easy to prepare, healthy, hydrating, and highly refreshing! Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots are vegan, gluten-free, and paleo.


    Ingredients

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    • 10pound watermelon (seedless or seeded – it doesn’t matter), cut into chunks – flesh only
    • 6 lemons, juiced
    • 1pound fresh ginger, scrubbed and rinsed

    Instructions

    1. SCRUB THE GINGER, CUBE THE WATERMELON, AND HALVE THE LEMONS.ย Scrub the ginger with your hands or a vegetable scrubber brush. You don’t even need to peel it! Cut the watermelon into cubes, and halve the lemons.

      Diced watermelon, halved lemons, and fresh ginger on and in white plates and bowls on a white granite surface

    2. BLEND AND STRAIN THE GINGER AND WATERMELON. Break the ginger into small pieces. If you have a small blender and need to blend in batches like me, blend some watermelon with the ginger. The juice from the watermelon gives the ginger the push it needs to begin blending. You’ll have more watermelon than ginger; so, blend the remainder of the watermelon. Then over a large bowl, press the juice through the fine mesh strainer using a rubber spatula. You can also use your favorite large blender or juicer!

      blended watermelon and ginger being strained into a big glass bowl through a fine mesh strainer with a red rubber platula

    3. JUICE THE LEMONS AND STIR.ย Freshly squeeze the lemons using either your hands or aย citrus hand squeezer/juicer. Stir into the watermelon and ginger juice mixture. Enjoy your new favorite healthy drink! ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‹

      Lemon juice being added and poured into a big glass bowl of watermelon and ginger juice

    Notes

    • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    • Cook Time: 0 minutes
    • Category: Drinks, Coffee, Wellness Shots, and Smoothies
    • Method: Blender
    • Cuisine: Seasonal
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