Watermelon juice with skin on is composed of 97 % liquid and 3 % fiber or pulp. To get the most out of watermelon, make juice including tough green skin. Granted that it’s not easy to consume watermelon skin by chewing it, juicing it is the best way for the body to absorb and get all the nutrition lodged in it efficiently. In addition, it is a stunning drink to freshen you up, lose weight, revitalize and rejuvenate your system. In asia we evn cook green papayas, green jack fruits and the seeds, and watermelon skin. I have even cooked the skin like vegetables in one of the boom festivals.
Watermelon belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family together with cucumber, cantaloupe, and honeydew. Watermelon is known for its free-radical fighting properties, thanks to its high antioxidant levels. This makes it highly potent in preventing and reducing symptoms of asthma, blood pressure, boosting your brain function as well as digestive function.
During my six months of juice fast, was solely drank watermelon juice on average 8 – 10 liters per day. I remember in the initial month, craving to have some savory food. So I ate a few pancakes with pesto 3 or 4 times during the month; that was my only solid food for the rest of the six months. For the rest of the months, I only drank watermelon juice. The countless benefits and interesting facts about watermelon that were unveiled to me in my search were unimaginable.
Best of all, this juice has been tested on several of my friends and clients who have asked me to help counter Fatty liver issues. Most recently, in April 2021 where a client had a medical diagnosis of Fatty liver. He “drunk” away his fatty liver in 30 days. Then, to prove to himself and his family by conducting another ultrasound showing his liver was back to normal in only 30 days.
It just began one day at the end of April 2010. I was not feeling like eating anything, so I decided to juice a watermelon, as the watermelon season was just beginning. One day turned to two, then three and four. On the fifth day, I felt so light; I decided to continue observing how long it was possible to go on watermelon only. My doctor friend advised caution when he heard about my fast. He asked me if I was at least taking salt to keep my electrolytes balanced. I said yes as it was my routine to drink warm water with lemon juice and salt every morning, which I continue to do since I was 16 years of age. In six months, I lost only 3-3.5 kilograms which genuinely astonished me.
My sleep was sound and deep, my meditation light and high. My regular meditation period was between 1 1/2 – to 2 hrs twice a day and 30-40 minutes at noon and midnight before bed. During the fast, I was able to sit for 2- 3 hours twice a day. My stamina and strength were excellent. Going daily to the gym for 2 hours, re-hydrating on watermelon juice, as you can imagine. Jogging 3-5 km 4 to 5 times a week and sleeping only 3-4 hours a day. When looking back today, I have to say it was a marvelous experience. In Europe, we get watermelon for an extended period beyond the regular season as a lot of our watermelon is imported from Morrocco until the end of September. As the season came to an end, I gradually stopped my fast as I got back to solid food.
During those days of fasting, I would buy one whole watermelon for one day’s juice supply. Being curious, I wanted to know just how much liquid is present in a 10 kg watermelon. Once I separated the liquid from the fruit, the measurement was astonishing. There is, on average, 97% juice or liquid and 3% pulp or fiber. I did these tests about 5-6 times to be certain, and the liquid and fiber always came close to the same measures, 97 % liquid and 3 % fiber, which was impressive! Since then, I am hooked on watermelon. So am today a “watermelon junkie,” and I have helped many friends to overcome severe and mild health problems with watermelon and green vegetable fruit juice. During their 30 day challenge, all of them have lost between 13 – 15 kgs of weight. Astonishingly I was the only exception. If you want to read more about watermelon’s insane benefits, click this link.
Enjoy this refreshing 100 percent watermelon juice!
Nutritional Benefits: As the name suggests, 97% of a watermelon's composition is water. It is a natural hydrator and is also endowed with vitamins A and C, magnesium, and potassium. The watermelon rind is 100 percent edible. It offers some amazing health benefits, including boosting athletic performance hanks to a plant compound known as citrulline, which improves oxygen delivery to your muscles, lowers blood pressure, and improves digestion due to its high fiber content.
- 1/4 whole watermelon
Peel the watermelon.
Transfer the pulp to a liquefied and blend until smooth.
Transfer the juice to a jar and set it aside.
Cut up the skin into small pieces and add to liquefier with one cup of juice and blend until smooth.
Pass the smoothie of watermelon skin through a cheesecloth and squeeze out the juice.
Add juice from the skin to a jar of watermelon pulp and mix well.
Add two tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil or any other healthy oil, mix it up well and slowly drink it.
0.1g Saturated fat