Watermelon Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca – Can’t think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeeze of lime, over a glass of ice.

 

Agua Fresca – Can't think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeeze of lime, over a glass of ice. Watermelon Agua Fresca

Agua fresca is as common in Mexico as ice tea is here in the States. And BONUS, since watermelon is naturally sweet, there’s no need to add any sugar! A few other favorite summer drinks are Chia Watermelon Fresca, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea with Mint, and Nojito (Non-alcoholic Mojito).

Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C, lycopene, beta-carotene
and a great choice for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health
benefits, so eat as much as you can, before the summer’s over.

Agua Fresca – Can't think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeeze of lime, over a glass of ice.

Last weekend I spent a few days out in Montauk for a little
family getaway. It’s only about 2 hours away by car (if you
don’t count traffic) but since it’s on the most eastern tip of Long Island, where
all the highways from NYC merge into one road, there’s always
traffic. It’s worth it though – the beaches, lighthouse, restaurants, shopping  – it’s so much fun!

Agua Fresca – Can't think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeeze of lime, over a glass of ice.

Agua Fresca – Can't think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeeze of lime, over a glass of ice.

After a morning at the beach we went to the town to grab some lunch at La Brisa. Aguas frescas, horchata, fish tacos – I was in heaven. Probably had the best ceviche I’ve had in a long time (although a bit overpriced) but I couldn’t stop talking about it all weekend. I had a fish taco and pork taco with the watermelon agua fresca. As I sat there, I kept thinking I can’t believe I don’t have this recipe on my blog. So of course, I came back, bought some watermelon and here it is, tasted exactly like the one I had in La Brisa.

Agua Fresca – Can't think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeeze of lime, over a glass of ice.

And you may even want to make some skinny fish taco’s to go with it!

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca – Can’t think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeeze of lime, over a glass of ice.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 thin lime slices, for garnish
  • a few sprigs mint, for garnish
  • ice

Directions:

  1. In the blender combine the watermelon and water and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a pitcher and garnish with sliced limes and a spring of mint.
  3. To serve, place the ice in each glass and pour the watermelon agua fresca.
  4. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 large cup 

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 0
  • Points +: 0
  • Calories: 73 calories
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 4.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16.5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 1.5g
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