Agua Fresca (which translates to cool or fresh water) is a refreshing drink that is a summertime favorite in our home. Sweltering heat and humidity are no match for this thirst quenching treat on a hot summer day. Agua Fresca is not thick like a smoothie or slushy drink, it’s simply an infused water packed with flavor. If you are not a fan of Watermelon, you can substitute your favorite summer fruits. Nectarines, peaches, berries, the possibilities are limitless.
Please note the measurements in this recipe are approximate.
4 to 6 Cups Cut up Organic Watermelon (seeds removed)
Freshly squeezed juice from 1 or 2 small Organic Limes
1/4 to 1/2 Cup of Cold Water (if your watermelon is very juicy use 1/4 cup water)
1 Tablespoon Raw Honey, Coconut Nectar, or Stevia to taste
4 medium sized Organic Mint leaves (optional), extra mint for garnish
Tall glasses filled with ice
Place watermelon, and cold water (start with 1/4 cup and add more if needed) in a blender.
Blend on low until combined.
Add the juice of the limes, sweetener of choice and optional mint, blending until the top begins to look frothy (this will take about 1 minute).
Pour into the glasses filled with ice, garnish with extra mint (optional) and serve.