I remember when I first began juicing many years ago dropping a piece of watermelon down the chute of the running juicer and all the seeds promptly being spat back at me. Aside from hitting me in the face – one of the few occasions that I have been glad to need to wear glasses – the seeds went everywhere ricocheting off the ceiling, walls and kitchen cupboards. I was still finding them several weeks later. The moral is when you juice a watermelon, turn the juicer off, put the fruit in the chute, put the pusher back in and then switch the machine on.
I was sent a Sage by Heston Blumenthal nutrijuicer to play with; which I will write more about in due course – first thoughts are that it is very efficient, but also rather large.
This cucumber and melon combination is very refreshing, and I suspect would make an excellent basis for a cocktail or ice lolly too. For a pretty pink juice you need to peel the cucumber, otherwise it is just as good, but really not very pretty. The squeeze of lime brightens the flavour up considerably. Use chilled fruit from the fridge for this and serve immediately. There is very little heat transfer from the juicer so your juice will be fridge cool.
Recipe: Cucumber & Watermelon Refresher
- 1/4 large watermelon – peeled
- 1 cucumber – peeled
- 1 lime – peeled
- 4 sprigs of mint
- 2 stalks of lemon grass – halved lengthwise
- Run the watermelon, cucumber and lime through the juicer. If the watermelon contains lots of seeds then stop the juicer when loading the fruit into the chute.
- Give the juice a stir, serve in a pretty glass with a sprig of mint and a piece of lemon grass.
For more juice ideas do pop over to Monica’s blog.
Fuss Free Flavours received a Heston Sage juicer for review. All opinions are our own, we were not obliged to write a positive review.
Ooh such a beautiful colour. I’ll take a look at the Sage products, they sound good.
I am very impressed with them Ren, they feel very solid indeed.
Michelle Utterlyscrummy Rice
Great photos as always and a brilliant way to liven up dreary winter days with a refreshing, vitamin packed drink. Will have to give it a go.
Thank you Michelle. I took these when we were away, very pleased with them.
This looks fantastic! I love fresh cucumber with some sparkling water and strawberries :) Can’t wait for summer to come!
Roll on the long days!
Janice Pattie (@FarmersgirlCook)
It is very pretty indeed, if a little chilly for the time of year ;-)
Well yes, but I do like a glass of juice or a smoothie once a day. I’ll revisit it in the summer!
Oh how wonderful Helen. I’m up for this one. Such a pretty drink too!
I thought it would appeal to you Jac!
This juice sounds great and I’m sure would be fab with a top of champagne or shot of vodka. GG
Certainly one to try – you could fill the melon with vodka and then juice it?
Vanesther - Bangers & Mash
This looks just so pretty and I bet it tastes heavenly too. I’m really into my fresh juices and smoothies at the moment – this one is at the top of my list of recipes to try!
Thanks Vanesther, I think you could probably run it through a blender too, the melon and cucumber are both so soft and juicy.
Pretty as a picture! And I bet it’s super refreshing. Bet it’s great with a dash of ice cold vodka too….
Everyone is picking up on the vodka aspect. I might try gin next time I make this too!
Have bookmarked for warmer months!
Oh, please let me know if you try it Jane. x
Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
I am completely surrounded by watermelons in SA at the moment but also no blender or juicer. This would have been fun to make.
One to make when you are home then! Enjoy your trip!
I really like the sound of this and look at that colour! I can see how this would a wonderful cooling drink; very interesting x
Isn’t it so pretty?
Beautiful Pink colour ! I was eyeing the Heston juicer at Lakeland a few days ago but of course its outside my budget and no.5 on a long list of must haves with Kitchen aid at the top of the list – now all I need is a Job :)
Sage also do a rather nice stand mixer!
Jeanne @ Cooksister
Oh how this post makes me long for summer… Sounds wonderfully refreshing!
I am longing for summer, but do not want to wish the year away too fast.
Tina @ The Spicy Pear
Watermelon is my favourite foods in the summer and I could eat cucumbers, sprinkled with a touch of salt and freshly ground pepper all day long. To combine the two in one drink is my idea of heaven. I shall be bookmarking this recipe.
Let me know if you make it Tina, I am now wondering how a twist of pepper would work in it?
I bet this is so refreshing, I’m going to make it with a shot of vodka!
Fantastic idea and such a pretty colour. One to make in the summer.
This sounds so delicious and refreshing. Lovely recipe!