Watermelon Agua Fresca

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One of the great things about summer is all the fruit. At the restaurant I work at we always have agua fresca on the menu. I never drink it in the winter but I save it for the summer when it is refreshing and sweet.

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My husband is from Mexico and whenever I’m with his family this is always a treat. The spanish translation is ‘fresh water’ and fresh it is. I add a little sugar to my recipe but if your fruit is sweet enough or you’re on a no sugar added diet, then just leave it out. I also like to add a sprig of mint for mine.

TIME: 5 Minutes

Ingredients:

4 cups chopped watermelon

4 cups of water

2 teaspoons of sugar

1/4 cup lime juice

Yields: 6 cups

Place all of your ingredients in your blender and blend well. Some people prefer to strain the pulp out of the juice but I like my pulp, it’s really a matter of preference. Serve well chilled or immediately over ice.

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