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by Whole Foods Market

over 5 years ago

This light, refreshing drink popularized in Mexico is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick with making agua fresca (Spanish for "fresh water") is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or slushy drink. Feel free to experiment with other flavors such as strawberry, mango, cantaloupe and honeydew.

Serves 6

  • 6 to 8 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey (more or less to taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime slices and mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Cut the watermelon flesh from the rind. In a blender, process half the watermelon pieces with 1 cup of water until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Repeat the process with the remaining melon and water. You should end up with about 8 cups of juice. Stir in the lime juice and agave. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime slices and mint.

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Nutrition Info:

PER SERVING:

  • 207 calories
  • 1g total fat
  • 0g saturated fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 10mg sodium
  • 54g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 41g sugar)
  • 4g protein
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