Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca with Mint is a completely all-natural summer thirst quencher that has no sugar added!
It has been two months now since I quit my full time job as a banker to run this website full time. It is hard to believe it has been that long already. Though I certainly miss my old coworkers, I feel like I need to keep pinching myself because I am truly living my American dream. I even picked up a part time gig at the airport so my family and I can fly for free. I’m not rich, but between not having to keep running on the corporate treadmill and being able to travel when I want, I certainly feel like it.
Working at the airport is just like working for the bank, except I fill up cargo bins instead of redundant excel spreadsheets, count bags instead of money, and my boss pays me to make customers go away. Ok, so it is really not like working for a bank at all. It is considerably harder work, but it is fun and the shifts go fast.
The summer’s heat beats down on the pavement, so I’m constantly chugging down water at work. Though water is certainly refreshing it leaves me craving a little splash of flavor. I need to find a suggestion box and request the water coolers get filled with my Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca with Mint instead!
Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca with Mint is made with fresh watermelon, mint and grapefruit juice. It has an incredibly fresh flavor and is as simple to make as it is refreshing. Unlike sugar laden juices you buy from the store, there is no sugar needed for this recipe.
Since I assume most of my readers own blenders, I used my KitchenAid blender to make the watermelon juice. It is then poured into a fine mesh strainer to separate the pulp. However, a juicer will work exceptionally well also, if you have one. I own, and love, my Omega Juicer.
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Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca with Mint
- 1 whole seedless watermelon (should yeild ~9 cups of juice)
- 3 cups all natural grapefruit juice (or as needed to maintain 3:1 ratio)
- Handful of mint
- Chop the watermelon and add the red flesh to blender and puree.
- Pour the pureed watermelon into a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl to remove the pulp.
- Skim off any foam floating on top of the watermelon juice.
- Measure the amount of watermelon liquid and pour it into a pitcher with grapefruit juice, maintaining a ratio of 3 cups watermelon juice per 1 cup grapefruit juice.
- Add a handful of mint to the pitcher and set in the refrigerator to chill for at least 20 minutes.
- Serve when cold, stirring before pouring.
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