Wednesday, July 30, 2014

80--- Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca-- No Added Sugar!


Watermelon can be a delicious and filling snack in the summer.  It has a natural sweetness that satisfies.  This sparkling water is a way to take this refreshing flavor on the road- in your water bottle.  And the best part? The natural sweetness of the watermelon means you won't need to add sugar (that is a common ingredient in agua fresca).

Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca
Serves 4

3 cups watermelon
12 fresh basil leaves
1 liter plain sparkling water

In a mixing bowl, combine watermelon, basil, and 1/2 liter sparkling water.  Muddle watermelon and basil until mashed.  Place bowl covered in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Place a fine mesh strainer over a serving pitcher and pour watermelon mixture into the strainer.  Use a large spoon to press the majority of the liquid from the watermelon through the strainer and into the pitcher.  Add in the remaining sparkling water, mix well, and serve over ice.

Nutrition Info per 1 serving: impossible to calculate so let's just call it minimal

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