We've knocked back the sugar quite a bit in this healthier Mexican agua fresca recipe. This refreshing drink is often a way that Mexicans use up their leftover fruit, so feel free to use this technique with whatever fruit you have, especially other melons and tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2015

Roberto Santibañez


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Instructions Checklist
  • Working in batches if necessary, puree melon, 2 cups water, lime juice and sugar in a blender until smooth and the sugar has fully dissolved, about 45 seconds. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add the remaining 2 cups water, stir well, and adjust the taste with more lime juice, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. To serve, stir well and pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

50 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 15 mg sodium. 158 mg potassium; 12.9 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 0.4 g protein; 37 IU vitamin a iu; 15 mg vitamin c; 13 mcg folate; 9 mg calcium; 8 mg magnesium; 6 g added sugar;