I love fruit drinks in the summer. It’s so refreshing on a super hot day, to drink an icy cold drink but so many of the traditional summer drinks aren’t healthy. I’m not interested in adding soda, artificial sweeteners, sugar, etc. to my summer drinks. I want a summer drink that’s refreshing AND healthy. This Watermelon Lime Aqua Fresca recipe is exactly that – healthy & refreshing.
Watermelon Lime Aqua Fresca Recipe
Aqua fresca is Spanish for fresh waters and is traditionally a combination of water, fruit and sugar. Realistically, fruit is sweet enough that you don’t need to add sugar unless you’re doing something tart like lemons, limes or tart cherries. I skip the sugar in this Watermelon Lime Aqua Fresca recipe. If you really don’t think the watermelon is sweet enough, you can add a sweetener but I’d recommend honey or stevia. If you leave the sweetener out, this is a Paleo approved summer drink.
- 4 cups of fresh watermelon, seedless is easier, organic is best
- 1½ cups cold water
- 1 - 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, organic is best
- Remove all the seeds from the watermelon and cut into chunks.
- Put water, lime and watermelon in blender & blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy. You can serve over ice if you like.
Did you know that National Watermelon day is August 3rd? Did you know that there are about 300 different watermelon varieties in the United States and Mexico? We have a short growing period in Vermont so we always grow one that is made for a short growing season otherwise we won’t get any. We don’t have any in our garden yet so I had to get this one at the grocery store. I’m hoping that by the beginning of September we will have a few small watermelon in our garden.
The kids enjoy their watermelon by the slice but I enjoy mine in this Watermelon Lime Aqua Fresca recipe.