Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon represents summertime and there is nothing better than this sweet juicy fruit on a hot summer day. This amazing fruit has the highest amount of the powerful antioxidant lycopene (bright red pigment also found in tomatoes) than any other fruit or vegetable. This antioxidant is well researched for its benefits against heart disease and several types of cancer so drink this up not only to good health but staying hydrated…as it also contains potassium which helps to maintain our electrolyte balance on these warm summer days! This recipe comes from my dear friend, Kerry Ingram’s, lovely website Mothering Arts, a community that supports mothers and babies in the first three years of postpartum. Even though I do not have my own children I find the articles and resources inspiring and nurturing to everyone.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 5 cups of cubed watermelon (no seeds or rind)
  • pint of strawberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • handful of mint

PREPARATION

  1. Cut the watermelon into cubes and remove any seeds. Cut off the green stems on the strawberries.
  2. Add everything, including the 1/4 cup of water to a blender. Blend thoroughly.
  3. If you want this drink to have a water-like consistency you can strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve or leave as is for a slushy-like texture.
  4. Serve with a sprig of mint and enjoy!
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