Juice of the Week: Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon

August 2013

The sky was striated with deep grays, bolstered by blankets of warm white. There was rain on the way, but there was also a little one in need of a walk. On we went, taking the grays and eventually the raindrops in stride. Anyone who saw the wet pup and the drenched girl, from their dry windows, would have looked on us with a dose of sympathy or pity, but I was exactly where I wanted to be. Looking up at the wet sky, every raindrop fell in slow motion. It was one of those rare moments of summer in which time freezes, and a memory is preserved like a summer peach saved for a future winter day. It was refreshing.

Watermelon Juice

Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Juice

makes ~2 quarts

half a medium, seedless watermelon (rind removed)
2 organic, English cucumbers, peeled
fresh mint


Combine the watermelon and cucumbers according to your juicer’s instructions. Serve cold with sprigs of fresh mint.

Juice of the Week documents my goal to drink fresh juice daily (made in batches weekly).

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