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Fresh Blended Melon Grapefruit Juice

There is so much discussion about the benefits of juice vs smoothies but good news: You can use a blender to make both. You don’t need both a blender and a juicer.

Fresh blended Melon Grapefruit Juice made in minutes at home.

You don’t need a juicer to enjoy a lot of the delicious juice recipes that you see across the internet.  Who needs yet another appliance?

I just spent 4 lovely days at a resort in the Bahamas and enjoyed so many great glasses of freshly blended juice every day. Probably too many, if I’m honest but it was just so nice to be surrounded by so much fresh fruit. And too much juice has to still be better than too many Pina Coladas (Am I right???)  Each morning there were 6-8 pitchers of different fruit flavor combinations available and I was (only a little bit) surprised to see that they were made in a Vitamix with primarily fruit, occasionally some veggies and filtered water.  Who knew it could be so easy? Well, I do now 🙂

So now that I’m back in the cold weather here in Toronto, I’m making my own fresh blended juice, closing my eyes and pretending that I’m sitting on a balcony overlooking the ocean.  Today, I’m enjoying a simple melon grapefruit juice that I made at home in under 5 minutes.  It isn’t too sweet and it isn’t too sour…it is just right.  There is nothing more refreshing than a glass of fresh fruit juice and this melon grapefruit juice is no exception.

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Fresh blended Melon Grapefruit Juice made in minutes at home.

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Interested in learning how to use your Blender as a Juicer? Check out this article from Livestrong.  If you don’t like pulp then you can simply strain the juice to make it more drinkable. 

Confused about when to juice and when to blend? I don’t think there is really a “right” or “wrong” but rather it is more of personal preference. That being said, there is a cool infographic that shows the pros and cons of juicing vs blending. It also shows you how to filter/strain juice made from the blender if required.  I didn’t feel the need to strain this particular juice as it isn’t that grainy – I also like to blend a little ice in, totally optional, because I love the icy cold taste and the layered look that results.

I’ll share some more of my favorite fresh juice combinations very soon.  I’d love to hear more about your favorites.

Fresh blended Melon Grapefruit Juice made in minutes at home.

pink juice in glass

Melon Grapefruit Juice

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups of honeydew melon
  • 2 cups of watermelon
  • 1 grapefruit peeled and seeded
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups ice


  1. Add the fruit and water to the blender and blend on medium variable speed for approx 45-60 seconds.
  2. Add ice and blend again starting on low variable speed and moving to medium. Will take approx. 15-20 seconds to blend.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve.

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Fresh blended Melon Grapefruit Juice made in minutes at home. Honeydew + Watermelon + Grapefruit = refreshing blended juice that has just the right amount of sweet and tart.

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  1. So refreshing. That’s the one thing I miss from growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, going outside and picking and juicing fresh fruits for juice. I rather juice than blend (even though I do blend sometimes). I rather just “some pulp” in my juices.. Fresh grapefruit juice is my fav but love a mix of orange and a little ginger

  2. I love how easy this fruity juice is! You’re absolutely right, we don’t need too many appliances. I use a blender too when making my fruit juice at home. 🙂

  3. Love this ! As someone who has both a juicer and a blender, its nice to see a post that allows everyone to enjoy it.. not just someone who owns one or the other… and the flavors are amazing!!!

    1. Thanks Heather! You are so lucky to have both a juicer and blender. I’ve also wanted to have a juicer but have never had the space to accommodate another appliance and have always been scared off by the cleaning process.

  4. I personally think the blender is better because you don’t lose all that precious fiber! Of course, drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juice from a juicer is still probably great for you. I’m with you though. Why buy another appliance? This melon grapefruit juice looks so refreshing and delicious!

    1. Thanks Lindsey. Multi-tasking appliances are great since I probably couldn’t move in my kitchen if I bought an appliance for each individual task.

    1. The melon totally balances out the grapefruit so you don’t get over powered by the tartness.

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