Thirsty Thursday: Watermelon Agua Fresca

Eat Well. Live Well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole watermelon [my 13 pound watermelon yielded almost 3 liters]
  • 1 1/2 Limes

*Chef’s Note: Using a juicer is preferable. However, if you are without one as I am, using a blender and then straining with a cheese cloth or a mesh strainer is just as effective*

Directions:

  1. Cut the watermelon in to quarters and then cut away from rind. Then cut into smaller pieces to fit into the blender craft and blend. [Since watermelon is about 95% water, it blends easily on its own] Blending will take a few sessions depending on the amount of watermelon and the blender craft size.
  2. In as many pitchers as needed [I used three], using a cheese cloth or mesh strainer, separate the pulp from the liquid. Divide the juice equally in the pitchers.
  3. Add the juice of each lime half to each pitcher, stir and refrigerate. Serve chilled [pairs well…

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