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


Recipe Summary

1 hr 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

about 3/4 cup
50 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 12.9g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 11.6g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 36.9IU; vitamin c 14.5mg; folate 13.1mcg; calcium 8.9mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 8.4mg; potassium 158.5mg; sodium 15.3mg; added sugar 6g.

1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate