We’re back on the East Coast visiting family for a few weeks and, I will say, the humidity here has me feeling (and looking) more pregnant than ever. We have our share of hot days in Bend but apparently I’ve been spoiled with the dry climate and cool nights there.
With summer heat at it’s peak I pretty much have an ice-cold drink within reach 24/7. If I don’t have my Hydroflask or a cold can of La Croix in hand, I’m likely sipping on this slightly sweet, watermelon mint agua fresca.
This fancy-sounding watermelon juice has quickly become my go-to mocktail of choice because it’s incredibly refreshing and so simple I can actually make it while chasing Noah around the kitchen island. Just throw ice, watermelon and lime juice into a blender and hit go.
It also has zero added sugar and magically makes swollen sausage toes disappear.
Ok, that last one’s a lie but it can quench even the craziest pregnancy thirst. The hubs can attest it’s also perfect for rehydrating and refueling after a sweaty, summer workout and makes a great summertime treat for the kiddos, either as juice or popsicles.
Needless to say — between myself, the hubs and Noah — finishing a whole watermelon isn’t a problem around our house these days.Print
- 4 cups watermelon (about 1/2 medium melon), cut into chunks
- 4 cups ice
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 4 sprigs fresh mint
- Combine watermelon, ice and lime juice in a blender and puree on high until smooth.
- Place 3-4 mint leaves in each glass and muddle, pressing down lightly on the leaves and giving just a few gentle turns. Fill the glass 2/3 full with watermelon water and top with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime, fresh mint leaf and/or a small slice of watermelon.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 18
- Sugar: 4
- Sodium: 1 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 5 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: watermelon mint agua fresca