Lime Chile Grapefruit Watermelon Juice

January 20, 2013

This lime chile grapefruit watermelon juice is a super delicious weight-loss wonder that is hydrating, boosts metabolism, and fights infection.

Lime Chile Grapefruit Watermelon Juice

This lime chile grapefruit watermelon juice from Meredith Baird’s Everyday Raw Detox book is a weight-loss wonder. Watermelon is incredibly hydrating, is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, and is rich in lycopene. Watermelon juice is also high in vitamins C and A and is rich in magnesium and potassium. The chile pepper boosts metabolism and fights infection. Low sugar, low calorie, and packed with nutrients, this juice is one of the most perfect detox drinks.

If you’re not detoxing, adding some sparkling water to this juice for a spicy delicious mocktail.

The Health Benefits of Watermelon Juice

At 92% water, watermelon is loaded with electrolytes making it a go-to for skin health, kidney detox and general wellness. Watermelons also contain significant vitamin B6 for brain power, good levels of vitamin A and potassium, and 40% more lycopene than tomatoes. Watermelon also boosts immunity with vitamins B1 and C, and manganese, all of which protect against infections. It is also an anti-inflammatory ace and powerful cooling food.

All parts of the watermelon can be eaten and juiced, even the rind, which contains a number of nutrients, such as citrulline. Watermelon yields a tremendous amount of juice, and we push it through the juicer rind and all to reap the full rewards. Mildly sweet watermelon juices well with cucumber, lime, lemon, berries, and fresh herbs like mint and basil.

The Health Benefits of Grapefruit Juice

Grapefruit juice is rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene and lycopene (both especially abundant in red varieties). As you pucker up, bear in mind that you’re helping regulate your heart rate and blood pressure, boost your immune system, and keep your skin’s healthy glow. An excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C, of course, along with potassium electrolyte, grapefruit provides moderate levels of B-complex vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, copper, and phosphorus. If you’re taking prescription medications, though, you want to consult your doctor before eating grapefruit, as it interacts adversely with a variety of drugs.

Though grapefruit like other citrus fruits comes into season in early winter, it’s cooling. I use it in any season for its detox power, nutrients, and low sugar content. Ginger, fennel, and cayenne are all good options to right the thermal balance.

Before juicing, peel or cut the rind off your grapefruit, but leave the white pithy part, where a lot of those powerful nutrients reside. Grapefruit’s tangy juice goes great solo, or mixed with a variety of flavors—particularly beet, lime, fennel, and greens.

The Health Benefits of Lime Juice

This alkalizing tart tamer is a potent detoxifier and natural antibiotic that improves liver function, relieves constipation, and can help dissolve kidney and gall stones. High levels of vitamin C help boost immunity and alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as combat heart disease. Limes provide calcium and magnesium for strong bones and teeth, along with unique compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties. The flavonoids in limes have even been shown to halt abnormal cell division.

While limes are cooling, this superstar can be balanced with warming foods like cayenne and fennel. We use limes in lots of juice blends to lift the earthy and pungent quality of leafy greens and vegetables, add zip and tang, and balance the acidifying impacts of high-sugar fruits. You may want to remove the rinds of these fruits before juicing, as in substantial quantities they’re slightly toxic, or you may enjoy the zesty punch it adds—a good compromise is a bit of the peel along with the flesh.

Everyday Raw Detox

This gorgeous book is full of phenomenal recipes. If you want to detox with style, this is the book! With stunning photography by Adrian Mueller, enticing descriptions, and valuable information about ingredients, juicing and blending techniques, this book makes cleansing chic.

Meredith finds sexy ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet in a stylish and accessible way. There are 100 exotic raw, vegan recipes in this book from juices, to blended fruit or vegetable smoothies, brewed tonics, appetizers, soups, salads, dips, and main dishes, a section of skin and body tonics, and a wonderful resources section.

All of the recipes are easy, but have Meredith’s exotic spin.

Some of my favorite detox recipes include:

  • Banana Carrot Chai Smoothie
  • Blueberries and Cream Kefir Smoothie
  • Miso Me-So-Green Smoothie
  • V 10 Juice
  • Herbal Infusuon
  • Chai Mai Latte
  • Rose and Aloe Spritz
  • Chamomile Nettle Tea
  • Chia and Buckwheat Cereal
  • Mimosa Sorbet
  • Collard Burrito
  • Curried Spinach Dip
  • Cauliflower Caviar
  • Blood Orange-Scented Beet Soup
  • Beet Spaghettini with Pistachio Thyme Pesto
  • Coconut Hair Mask

Meredith, she is a certified raw food chef, Meredith was a crucial part of the Matthew Kenney Lifestyle brand, and assisted in writing several books with Matthew, including Everyday Raw ExpressEveryday Raw Desserts, and Raw Chocolate.

Everyday Raw Detox is one of my favorites. Snag your copy now.

Other Grapefruit or Watermelon Juices For You

Lime Basil Watermelon Juice
Watermelon, Turmeric, Radish, Grapefruit Juice
Fennel Grapefruit Juice 
Apple Beet Grapefruit Juice 
Alkaline Spinach Grapefruit Juice

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Lime Chile Grapefruit Watermelon Juice

This lime chile grapefruit watermelon juice is a super delicious weight-loss wonder that is hydrating, boosts metabolism, and fights infection. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tess Masters


  • 3 cups watermelon 
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small red chile pepper
  • 1 lime, peeled


  1. Push the ingredients through your juicer, and strain with a fine mesh sieve. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Everyday Raw Detox copyright © Gibbs Smith by Meredith Baird
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak
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