This recipe for watermelon basil aqua fresca is a light and healthy option to quench the kids’ thirst after a long day of playing outside! The flavour of the sweet watermelon is enhanced by the natural sweetener, making this refreshing drink a much healthier option for my kids than the sugar-laden fruit juices available at the store.
Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca
The name says it all: "fresh water," to keep you cool all summer long.
Servings: 6 cups
- watermelon: about 6 cups, or half a medium watermelon, chopped into 4–5 inch cubes
- ice cubes: 8–10
- raw honey: 2 Tbsp
- fresh lemon juice: 1 Tbsp (optional)
- basil or fresh mint: 1 large leaf, finely minced
Step 1: Place the watermelon pieces in a large blender and puree until smooth.
Step 2: Pour the watermelon pulp into a fine mesh sieve or colander to strain. Discard the seeds and return the watermelon to the blender.
Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Step 4: Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to two days.
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