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Recipe: Watermelon-cranberry agua fresca

Updated: 05-19-2011

Dietitian's tip: Aguas frescas are popular fresh-fruit drinks in Mexico. Although water is a standard ingredient, this undiluted version is a thirst-quenching refresher whether accompanying spicy foods or sipped in the sun.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

  • 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 fresh lime slice.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 94
  • Total carbohydrate: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Total fat: 0 g