Beverage Series – Watermelon Agua Fresca

I used to be a professional juicer. Seriously…my first full time job was at Boost Juice. It probably wasn’t the best first job out of school but I did make some great friends there, including The Lovely L who I’ve now been lucky enough to connect with again in Singapore. Working there was also the start of my juice and smoothie obsession.

I don’t have a juicer or a blender in my Singaporean kitchen so I have had to resort to buying juices and smoothies and then I saw something online about juicing watermelons with only a blender.

ingredients

I only used a small amount of watermelon but feel free to whiz up big batches of this for a refreshing drink. It is best if you drink it as soon as it is juiced though as it won’t keep for very long in the fridge.

 

processor

Watermelons are so juicy that if you just process it up it either in a food processor or blender, you will get plenty of juice from it. If you have a blender, I recommend using that, but if like me you only have a small processor, you can use that too. You will just need to do it in batches.

 

pink

Watermelon juice is so refreshing and a really good thirst quencher.

 

straining

If you use a blender the watermelon will break up so much that you may even be able to skip the straining.

 

floaties

More floaties. I left the mint in the juice but you can strain this off too if you wish.

 

serve2

You can add some sweetener like sugar, agave or honey if you want. I personally don’t think it needs it though.

 

 

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Ingredients – Makes approximately 300ml which is enough for 1 small juice

  • 300g of watermelon roughly chopped. You will need about a quarter of a small watermelon
  • Juice from ¼ of a lime
  • 1/3 cup of loosely packed mint leaves

 

Directions

If using a blender, add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend until you get a liquid consistency. Strain and serve with ice if you wish.

If using a processor, add the watermelon to the processor in batches and process until liquid. Process the mint in a separate batch by itself. Add a little bit of watermelon juice to the processor to help break up the mint leaves. Combine the processed mint and melon with the lime juice in a large jug or mixing bowl and then strain and serve with ice if you wish.

watermelon agua fresca

 

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Hi! I’m Taryn. The Wooden Spoons is a food blog and collection of wooden spoons, recipes and stories. I’m a Canberra fan-girl with a passion for all things food. I love South East Asian food, fusion food done well and slow cooked anything. I don’t get quinoa, have a mild phobia of milk touching my skin and custard from a package freaks me out. Thanks for joining me on my cooking and food adventures.
  1. Mum Reply

    Yum? This is one I will be making

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