This light, refreshing drink popularized in Mexico, is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick to making agua fresca (Spanish for "fresh water") is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or a slushy drink. Watch our how-to video.
6 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
Ice cubes, for serving
In a blender, combine half of the watermelon and 1 cup cold water and blend until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher; discard solids. Repeat with remaining watermelon and 1 cup cold water. You should have about 8 cups juice. Stir in lime juice and agave and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve well-chilled over ice.
Per Serving: Serving size: about 1 cup, 90 calories (0 from fat), 10mg sodium, 30g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 28g sugar), 1g protein.
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