Watermelon Agua Fresca – I can't think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer's day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeezed lime, over a glass of ice.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Agua fresca is as common in Mexico as iced tea is here in the United States. And BONUS, since watermelon is naturally sweet, there is no need to add any sugar! A few other favorite summer drinks are Chia Watermelon Fresca, freshly brewed mint iced tea and Nojito (non-alcoholic Mojito).
Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C, lycopene, beta-carotene and a good choice for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits, so eat as much as you can before the summer is over.
Last weekend I spent a few days out in Montauk for a little family vacation. It is only approx. 2 hours away by car (if you don't count traffic), but since it's on the easternmost tip of Long Island, where all NYC freeways merge into one road, there's alway traffic. It's worth it though – beaches, lighthouse, restaurants, shopping – it's so much fun!
After a morning at the beach, we went to town to have some lunch at La Brisa. Agua's frescoes, horchata, fish taco – I was in heaven. Probably had the best ceviche I've had in a long time (though 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 that I can't believe I don't have this recipe on my blog. So of course I came back, bought a watermelon, and here it is, tasted exactly like the one I had in La Brisa.
And maybe you even want to make some thin fish tacos to go with it!
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Agua Fresca – Can't think of anything more thirst quenching than this on a hot summer's day – chilled watermelon puree, a squeezed lime, over a glass of ice.
- 6 cups seedless watermelon mounts
- 3/4 cup of water
- 4 thin lime slices for decoration
- a few twigs of mint for garnish
In the blender, combine watermelon and water and puree until smooth.
Pour into a jug and garnish with slices of lime and a mint.
To serve, place the ice cream in each glass and pour the watermelon agua fresca.
Decorate each glass with a lime wedge and serve.
Serving: 1 large cup, calories: 73 kg, carbohydrates: 16.5 g, protein: 1.5 g, fat: 1 g, sodium: 4.5 mg, fiber: 1 g, sugar: 15 g
Blue Smart Points: 0
Green smart points: 0
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 0
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