Watermelon-cranberry agua fresca

Dietitian's tip: Aguas frescas are popular fresh-fruit drinks in Mexico. Although water is a standard ingredient, this undiluted version is a thirst-quenching refresher whether accompanying spicy foods or sipped in the sun.


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


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 fresh lime slice.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)
Calories 94
Cholesterol 0 mg
Protein 1 g
Sodium 5 mg
Carbohydrate 23 g
Fiber 0 g
Total fat 0 g
Potassium 234 mg
Saturated fat 0 g
Calcium 17 mg
Monounsaturated fat 0 g