By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Aguas frescas are popular fresh-fruit drinks in Mexico. Although water is a standard ingredient, this undiluted version is a thirst quencher.

Number of servings

Serves 6

Ingredients

  1. 2 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed and diced (about 7 cups)
  2. 1 cup fruit-sweetened cranberry juice (sometimes called cranberry nectar)
  3. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  4. 1 lime, cut into 6 slices

Directions

Place the melon in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pass the puree through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl to eliminate the pulp and clarify the juice. Pour the juice into a large pitcher. Add the cranberry and lime juices and stir to combine.

Refrigerate until very cold. Pour into tall chilled glasses and garnish each with a slice of lime.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: About 3/4 cup

  • Total carbohydrate 20 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sodium 9 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Calories 84
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Total sugars 16 g
  • Added sugars 0 g

This recipe is one of 150 recipes collected in "The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook," published by Mayo Clinic Health Information and Oxmoor House, and winner of a James Beard award.

June 13, 2017