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Recipe: Watermelon-cranberry agua frescaBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00356
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.
- 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
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
|Total fat||0 g||Total carbohydrate||23 g|
|Saturated fat||0 g||Dietary fiber||0 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0 g||Protein||1 g|