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Honeydew Melon Agua Fresca (Agua de Melon Verde)

Honeydew Melon Agua Fresca (Agua de Melon Verde)

We’ve knocked back the sugar quite a bit in this healthier Mexican agua fresca recipe. This refreshing drink is often a way that Mexicans use up their leftover fruit, so feel free to use this technique with whatever fruit you have, especially other melons and tropical fruits like pineapple and mango.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 1-inch honeydew chunks, peeled)
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Ice for serving
  • Lime slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Working in batches if necessary, puree melon, 2 cups water, lime juice and sugar in a blender until smooth and the sugar has fully dissolved, about 45 seconds. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add the remaining 2 cups water, stir well, and adjust the taste with more lime juice, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. To serve, stir well and pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.

Tips

MAKE AHEAD TIPS
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

AUTHOR JJ Goode
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 8 servings
SERVINGS 8
ACTIVE TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 1 hour 20 minutes

Nutrition

Per serving 50 Calories
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Mono Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 15 mg
Fiber 1 g
Protein 0 g
Potassium 158 mg
Added Sugars 6 g
Total Sugars 12 g
Calcium 9 mg
Folate 13 mcg
Carbohydrate Servings 1

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