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Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Agua fresca is the most refreshing beverage invention ever. We first tasted it when we went to Mexico last spring and we were hooked. It’s the simplest idea – you just take the freshest fruit you can find (such as watermelon), juice or blend it, chill it, and enjoy. It’s so very summer. 😍😍😍

Speaking of summer and watermelons. Why are there pumpkins outside of the grocery stores already? And there are Halloween decorations on display inside? I am not ok with this. Why does fall creep up on summer earlier every year?

Can’t we just stay here a while? In easy-going, warm and happy August. With tomatoes that are finally ripe and juicy. And corn that’s sweeter than ever. And giant watermelons that take days to devour. And sunshine.

Fall can wait. There will be plenty of time for pumpkin lattes and pumpkin pies and pumpkin pasta and whatever else pumpkin can be used for. And until then, I’ll be over here finding ways to soak up every last bit of summer and eat all of the watermelon. And drink it, too.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

We just finished packing for a camping getaway. Our first one since we moved to Colorado Springs. I know I said we were going camping last week, but it’s for real this time. The Subaru is loaded, Scout is wondering what’s going on, and we are ready to head into the mountains for some celebration.

It’s our fourth wedding anniversary on the fourth of August – tomorrow. Four years since I woke up feeling more excited than I ever imagined possible. Four years since I saw Clark at the end of a too-long aisle, waiting for me to hurry up and get into his arms. He looked too handsome to be real. He still does. Somehow, it’s already been four years since we vowed to jump into this wild, unpredictable, irresistible life together. And four years later, here we are. Every day I love him more and every year, this marriage thing gets better.

Time flies when you’re having fun. 💁🏼😍💍🍾🎂👫

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

5 from 1 reviews

This agua fresca combines fresh watermelon with tart grapefruit for a balanced, refreshing, and hydrating summer drink.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Drinks

Ingredients

  • 5 cups watermelon, cubed, rind removed
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • ice, desired amount depending on serving

Instructions

  1. In a blender, puree watermelon.
  2. Pour into large bowl and allow it to settle for 10 minutes. Use a spoon to scrape of the foam and pulp that rises to the top.
  3. Place a mesh sieve over a pitcher and strain the watermelon juice into a large pitcher.
  4. Add grapefruit juice and ice, stir together. Refrigerate.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 54
  • Sugar: 11.6 g
  • Sodium: 1.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.4 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

 

2 Comments
  • Susan Gervais
    August 13, 2016

    Winner, winner chicken dinner!! This is so refreshing on a very hot, humid day!! I used a whole, peeled grapefruit put it in my blender with a little bit of water. Blended the grapefruit and added the watermelon. So stinking delicious!! Plus I added some ice..

    • thefitchen
      August 14, 2016

      Hi Susan –

      Yes! This is perfect for hot summer days! I’m so glad you enjoyed. Stay hydrated! ;)

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