Test Kitchen: Cold-Pressed Melon Juices Using a PURE Juicer

The PURE Juicer is the best two-step cold-press juicer on the market: grinding and pressing raw produce results in the most nutritious juice options to improve your health.

Lately, however, we have been experimenting with using only the press of the PURE Juicer to discover its effects on different types of produce. When our Chief Juicing Officer Jen found a great deal on melons–cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew–she knew she needed to buy them all and bring them to our test kitchen.

The recipe for each juice is simple: Cut and wrap each melon (cloth or bag). Press melon and additional produce. Add garnish.

Press on!

Cantaloupe-Cucumber-Lime Juice with Jalapeño Garnish 

Yield: 20 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

½ cantaloupe
1 cucumber
1 lime

melon juice
watermelon beet juice

We were curious to see what would happen if we pressed watermelon with the rinds on–watermelon rind is known to pack three times as many nutrients as watermelon meat–and found the juice to be especially delicious. While the press was definitely up to the task of pressing rind juice, the extra human effort and muscle it took to fold the rinds before pressing was not especially fun or efficient. From now on, we’ll be grinding rinds before pressing, and recommend you do the same. We plan to grind and juice cantaloupe rinds next! (Need tips on juicing rinds? Check out this video from Discount Juicers’ John Kohler.). Please note, beets and other roots need to be ground and pressed. 

Watermelon-Beet-Lime Juice

Yield: 68 ounces (2 liters)
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

1 small watermelon
2 limes
1 medium to small beet (Use #10 or #8 grid)

Pro-Tip: watermelon rind and beets may have kick-back, so cover the feed chute when grinding (stage one).

Honeydew-Cucumber-Lime Juice

Yield: 28 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

½ Honeydew melon
½ cucumber
1 lime

We can’t wait to show you more produce that is delicious simply pressed. If you would like to see some of these right now, Download our Periodic Table of Juicing to see a list of 99 different fruits and vegetables, along with our recommendations to either press or grind.

honeydew cucumber juice

Health Benefits

beets: beets are nutrient-rich, containing a little bit of every vitamin and mineral your body requires, such as folate and manganese. They also lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and improve digestive health.

cantaloupe: good for heart health, hydration, and a healthy immune system, cantaloupe is a must-have on your ingredient list. You’ll find beta-carotene, Vitamin C, folate, fiber, and potassium among the many vitamins and minerals that make this fruit an extra sweet addition to your diet.

cucumber: cucumbers, especially their nutrient-dense skin, offer antioxidants including flavonoids and tannins that help protect you from free radicals. Made up of mostly water, cucumbers can help meet hydration goals and can aid in weight loss and management.

honeydew melon: rich in nutrients, such as those vital to bone health, like folate, Vitamin K, and magnesium, honeydew melon can also help lower blood pressure, control blood sugar, and even improve the health of your skin.

jalapeño: good source of fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin B6

lime: very high in vitamin C, limes also contain small amounts of iron, calcium, vitamin B6, thiamine, and potassium.

watermelon: high in Vitamin C and A, watermelons also contain a natural substance called l-citrulline, found especially in the white part of the rind, which aids in blood circulation and can improve muscle recovery time in athletes. Watermelons are hydrating and highly satiating, and can aid in weight loss and management.

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