Refreshing Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots -

A Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Paleo Recipe

Watermelon season is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing and healthy beverage? These Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots are the unofficial drink of the summer, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients. Whether you're looking for a hydrating boost, a tasty vegan treat, or a gluten-free and paleo-friendly option, this recipe has got you covered. Say goodbye to expensive store-bought wellness shots and hello to a homemade version that you can customize to your liking!

The Story Behind the Recipe:

This recipe came to life when I found myself with an abundance of watermelon that my mom didn't want because it wasn't sweet enough. Determined not to let it go to waste, I combined my love for homemade wellness shots with the flavors of lemon and ginger. The result? The vegan Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots Recipe was born! Don't worry if you don't have a fancy juicer; a blender and a fine mesh strainer will do the trick.

The Benefits of Each Ingredient:

1. Watermelon Juice:

Watermelon, with its high water content and delicious sweetness, is the star ingredient of this recipe. But it's not just about taste—it's also incredibly healthy. With vitamins A and C, potassium, and magnesium, watermelon offers a range of nutrients while being low in calories. Additionally, it may have anticancer effects, improve heart health, reduce inflammation, aid digestion, and more. Don't forget to save the watermelon rind for a nutritious smoothie and reduce food waste!

2. Lemon Juice

Lemons are not only a versatile ingredient in the kitchen but also a powerhouse of health benefits. High in vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds, lemons support heart health, help control weight, prevent kidney stones, protect against anemia, reduce cancer risk, and improve digestive health. Remember, it's not just about the juice—eating the pulp provides valuable soluble fiber.

3. Ginger:

Ginger, known for its unique flavor and aroma, offers a wide array of health benefits. Its active compound, gingerol, possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, potentially preventing cancer and promoting weight loss. Ginger can also alleviate nausea, improve osteoarthritis symptoms, lower blood sugar levels, aid in digestion, reduce menstrual pain, lower cholesterol, enhance brain function, and fight infections.

How to Prepare the Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots (Without a Juicer):

Step 1: Wash the Ginger and Cube the Watermelon

Ensure your ginger is clean by washing it with your hands or a vegetable scrubber brush. No need to peel it! Cut the watermelon into cubes, following a helpful guide like "How to Cut a Watermelon" by Kristyn from Lil' Luna.

Step 2: Blend and Strain the Ginger and Watermelon

Using a blender, combine the ginger and watermelon. If your blender is small, blend in batches, adding some watermelon to help the ginger blend smoothly. Strain the blended mixture through a fine mesh strainer, pressing the juice out with a rubber spatula. Consider repurposing the pulp for tea or composting.

Step 3: Freshly Squeeze the Lemon Juice, Add, and Stir

Squeeze fresh lemon juice into the strained juice using your hands or a citrus hand squeezer/juicer. Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine all the flavors.

Step 4: Serving and Storage

Serve the Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots individually in small glass vials for a delightful presentation. Alternatively, store the shots in a large.


Summer is here, and it's the perfect time to enjoy the refreshing watermelon flavors. These Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots are delicious, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly.


Edie O.

  • 2 cups fresh watermelon chunks
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (about a good thumb size)
  • Instructions

    1. Start by washing the ginger using your hands or a vegetable scrubber brush. There's no need to peel it. Then, cut the watermelon into cubes.
    2. Blend the ginger and watermelon together. If you have a small blender, you may need to blend in batches. Make sure the watermelon is mixed with the ginger to help it blend smoothly. You'll have more watermelon than ginger, so blend the remaining watermelon separately, if you need to.
    3. Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour the blended mixture through it. Use a rubber spatula to press the juice out of the pulp. You can save the ginger/watermelon pulp to make tea if you like.
    4. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into the strained juice. You can use your hands or a citrus hand squeezer/juicer. Stir well to combine.
    5. Serve the Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots individually in tiny glass vials or store them in a large mason jar. Before drinking, give the jar a good shake to mix everything together.

    These wellness shots are a great replacement to your normal ginger shots that you may drink in the morning.

    Enjoy the refreshing and healthy goodness of these Watermelon Lemon Ginger Juice Wellness Shots. Feel free to share your feedback, alterations, or any other cooking experiences. Cheers to good health!

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