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Watermelon-cranberry agua fresca

Serves 6

Medically reviewed on Jun 13, 2017

Dietitian Tip

Aguas frescas are popular fresh-fruit drinks in Mexico. Although water is a standard ingredient, this undiluted version is a thirst quencher.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed and diced (about 7 cups)
  • 1 cup fruit-sweetened cranberry juice (sometimes called cranberry nectar)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime, cut into 6 slices

Directions

Place the melon in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pass the puree through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl to eliminate the pulp and clarify the juice. Pour the juice into a large pitcher. Add the cranberry and lime juices and stir to combine.

Refrigerate until very cold. Pour into tall chilled glasses and garnish each with a slice of lime.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving SizeAbout 3/4 cup
Calories84
Carbohydrate20 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber1 g
Protein1 g
Sodium9 mg
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Fat0 g

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