Watermelon orange ginger turmeric juice is a fruity, refreshing juice spiced up with superfoods – fresh ginger and turmeric. This juice is smooth with no juicer required!
This summer, amid a generous share of tacos, draaanks, and ice cream, I’ve picked up a juice habit. One juice, two juice, red juice,
blue green juice…I’m into them all. This love for juice spurred from an all too convenient juice place opening near my office, which – let’s be real – is a welcome reprieve from the billion coffee shops nearby (and I do love me some coffee). All this juice is great for sneaking in nutrients and getting a refreshing boost during the day, but it’s not so hot on the wallet. Eeeesh.
Because I don’t own a juicer I’ve been a bit trepidatious about making juice at home. For one, I’m staunchly anti-pulp when it comes to my OJ, so the thought of drinking pulp from multiple fruits and vegetables at once was enough to make me stop in my potential juice-making tracks. And while I love my inexpensive blender to pieces, I knew it wouldn’t be able to pulverize fresh ginger or watermelon chunks to an acceptable level of smoothness on its own. What to do?
Strain – that’s what! I blended all of the ingredients together, poured it all through a strainer, and soon was sipping on a tall glass of perfectly smooth and slightly frothy watermelon orange ginger turmeric juice. While straining the old-fashioned way takes a bit longer than using high-powered blenders or juicers, it was an easy (and cheap!) work-around that I don’t mind using.
Even with blending and straining, you can definitely taste the ginger here, which is one of my favorite juice ingredients. I used a full 3-inch knob of fresh ginger, but if you’re not really into tasting ginger at the forefront of your drinks you can add less. Same with the turmeric. I used one teaspoon of ground turmeric and you can definitely taste it. It’s not tremendously overpowering in my opinion, but if you haven’t sorted out if you’re a turmeric fan or not, I’d suggest adding closer to three-quarters of a teaspoon or even a little less to start.
I have a hard time finding fresh turmeric root in the grocery store, so I used ground turmeric in this juice. If you’d prefer to use fresh turmeric and have it available, I would add between 1 – 2 inches of fresh turmeric in place of the ground quantity in the recipe card below. Adjust as you see fit!
Watermelon Orange Ginger Turmeric Juice
- 18 oz freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 6 oranges)
- 7 cups of cubed watermelon
- Approx. 3" knob of peeled ginger root
- 3/4 - 1 tsp ground turmeric
- Juice six or so oranges, or until you've reached 18 oz of juice.
- Cut and cube watermelon and add watermelon chunks to a blender. Add ginger (no need to mince or grate) and turmeric. Pour in orange juice.
- Blend until watermelon chunks have liquefied and juice is as smooth as it'll get. Pour juice through a strainer and discard pulp and ginger remnants. Chill and enjoy!
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