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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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

BRAND EatingWell

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


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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