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 scored a ripe, sweet and juicy seedless watermelon at the market yesterday for less than $2. As soon as I got home, I whipped up a pitcher of Watermelon Agua fresca.

Have you ever tried it?

WHAT IS AGUAS FRESCAS?

Aguas frescas is a light, refreshing fruit drink popular throughout Mexico, as well as here in Mexican markets and restaurants.

A terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day, it’s made by blending fruit with water, a bit of sugar and a little lime juice.

More diluted than a watermelon smoothie, be sure to use only sweet, juicy melon, or your watermelon agua fresca won’t have much flavor.

WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA RECIPE NOTES

This Watermelon Agua Fresca is so refreshing, you’ll want to make it all summer.

It’s a nice change from plain water, and much less sweet and caloric than straight juice or soda.

A great thirst quencher, Rod enjoyed two glasses while cooling off following an intensive yard work session.

Cantaloupe could easily be substituted for watermelon if you prefer.

According to my calculations, each serving has about 57 calories, *2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.

Because this is a “drink,” you are supposed to count the points in the fruit. This is what Weight Watchers suggests, but of course, how you count points is ultimately your call.

Enjoy!

If you like this easy + refreshing summer drink recipe, be sure to check out some of my other Weight Watchers friendly recipes including Homemade Lemonade, Low-Fat Carrot Cake Smoothie, Fat Flush Juice, Cantaloupe Smoothie and Strawberry Apple Pear Juice

Weight Watchers Friendly Watermelon Aguas Frescas Recipe

This simple concoction of watermelon blended with water, lime juice and a little sugar makes a delightful thirst quencher for Weight Watchers on a hot day. Substitute cantaloupe if you prefer.PREP TIME5 MINSTOTAL TIME5 MINSServings (adjustable): Calories: 57Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed, seedless ripe watermelon (be sure it’s nice and sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (substitute honey or agave nectar), or to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • Fresh mint for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • Blend the watermelon and 1-1/2 cups of the water, the lime juice and the sugar at high speed until smooth.
  • Strain through a medium strainer into a large pitcher or bowl. (I sometimes skip this step.)
  • Stir in the remaining 1-1/2 cups water.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour, or longer.
  • Fill a glass with ice and pour in the watermelon agua fresca.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: about 12 ouncesWeight Watchers PointsPlus: *2Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *3Nutrition FactsWeight Watchers Friendly Watermelon Aguas Frescas RecipeAmount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe – about 12 ounces)Calories 57% Daily Value*Fat 0g0%Carbohydrates 14g5%Fiber 1g4%Protein 1g2%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.Course: DrinksCuisine: MexicanKeyword: aguas frescas, watermelon drink

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