Watermelon Agua Fresca

The “quarantine 15” weight gain seems to be getting quite common! Being home all day, I found that we started eating more junk, and most noticeably: started drinking more flavored drinks. This in particular annoyed me, because I am VERY well acquainted with the damage that liquid calories can do 😂. Although I wanted to change up our drinks, I wondered if there was a way to do it without all of the calories, artificial colors, and preservatives. That’s how I came across this extremely simple Agua Fresca recipe! It can be made with any summer berries or fruits, but I like the Watermelon Agua Fresca the best! You can always take it up a notch by adding plain sparkling water or club soda to it instead of plain tap water.

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Ingredients:

 Watermelon (preferably seedless) – 2 to 3 cups cubed

Mint leaves – 8 to 10 leaves

Lime – 1 lime

Ice cubes

Cold water or Plain Sparkling water

Optional: Maple syrup or Agave – 1/2 teaspoon (only if watermelon is not sweet enough)

Directions:

  • Roughly chop 2 to 3 cups of watermelon.

  • Blend it and the pour it through a fine sieve to get all the juice. The pulp left won’t be more than 1-2 tablespoons.

  • Add the juice of ½ lime to it and 4-5 mint leaves chopped up
  • Stir it well.
  • Add ice cubes to 2 glasses.
  • Pour ½ of the watermelon juice mix to each of the two glasses.
  • Add water or plain sparkling water to the glass to top off.
  • Garnish with remaining mint leaves and a slice of lime.
  • Enjoy the refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca!

What makes this Healthy?

We are not adding any processed sugars to this refreshing drink and yet it is big on flavor. There are no added artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Along with that you get a great dose of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium! It is super quick to make and very versatile. In case you don’t have watermelon, you can also make it with strawberries. Whatever fruit there is in summer season will do!

 

Nutritional Content

Total Servings: 2

Per serving: 53 cal, Fat 0.1 g, Sodium 2.3 mg, Carbs 13.9 g, Sugar 8.4 g, Protein 1 g, Potassium 208.8 mg, Vitamin A 9%, Vitamin C 49%

 


WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA RECIPE

Ingredients:
  • Watermelon (preferably seedless) – 2 to 3 cups cubed
  • Mint leaves – 8 to 10 leaves
  • Lime – 1 lime
  • Ice cubes
  • Cold water or Plain Sparkling water
  • Optional: Maple syrup or Agave – 1/2 teaspoon (only if watermelon is not sweet enough)
Directions:
  • Roughly chop 2 to 3 cups of watermelon.
  • Blend it and the pour it through a fine sieve to get all the juice. The pulp left won’t be more than 1-2 tablespoons.
  • Add the juice of ½ lime to it and 4-5 mint leaves chopped up
  • Stir it well. Add ice cubes to 2 glasses.
  • Pour ½ of the watermelon juice mix to each of the two glasses.
  • Add water or plain sparkling water to the glass to top off.
  • Garnish with remaining mint leaves and a slice of lime.
  • Enjoy the refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca!
Nutritional Content: Total Servings: 2
Per serving: 53 cal, Fat 0.1 g, Sodium 2.3 mg, Carbs 13.9 g, Sugar 8.4 g, Protein 1 g, Potassium 208.8 mg, Vitamin A 9%, Vitamin C 49%

 

 

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