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Watermelon Agua Fresca

This beverage is so refreshing, it’s all you’re going to want to drink this Summer! Agua Fresca is Spanish for “fresh water” and in Mexico and Central America street vendors sell these cold mixtures of fruit, water and sometimes herbs, seeds or spices to help customers beat the heat. I’ve been wanting to make a drink using watermelon and when I saw that probably 75% of you chose watermelon as your favorite Summer food in my Pampered Chef giveaway, I got excited because I knew you’d love this as much as I do. This simple, thirst-quenching drink is lightly sweetened and the twist of lime helps boost the naturally sweet watermelon flavor. I plan on making this many times this Summer – it’s perfect for guests, a day on the back patio or a 4th of July celebration. You could even try adding a splash of vodka for a party.  Feel free to add your own twists like mint leaves or basil – this is a recipe that everyone is sure to love.

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Watermelon Aqua Fresca

Yield: 4 (1-1/4 cup) servings

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups cubed seedless ripe watermelon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • the juice from one lime
  • optional: additional lime slices to garnish

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses over ice and garnish with lime slices if desired.

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
72 calories, 18 g carbs, 0 g fat, 1 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

adapted from several similar recipes such as Chef In You and Playin With My Food

   

8 Responses to “Watermelon Agua Fresca”

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    Nicole S — July 2, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    mmmmmm this looks good and I JUST cut up a whole watermelon last night! I just wonder, how long will this last? Does it just need to be served right away?

    • Emily Koenigsberg replied: — July 2nd, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

      It should be fine in the fridge for a couple days

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    Lynn and Lou — July 2, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    This looks so absolutely delicious and fresh! I simply must try it. Off to the store to buy a watermelon and limes! xx. McKenna Lou
    http://www.lynnandlou.com

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    Kerry — July 7, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    My husband and I just made this. Another winner, Emily! Thanks for the great recipes.

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    Anonymous — July 15, 2013 @ 5:01 am

    For the perfect summertime adult beverage, add vodka and diet sprite! Voila! It’s AMAZING!

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    Anonymous — September 5, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    We thought this recipe looks so delicious but then we tried it and it was not:(

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    Pamela — June 18, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    Finally a 4 star recipe( 1 from each of us-2 adults and two boys 11 &14) from the whole family!!!! I added a shot of vodka to mine and DH’s. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Love it

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