So the big diet basically means I won't be having gluten, sugar, extra fats, beer(!!) or fun for a while. We eat very healthy but we also eat too much of the very healthy. So we're cutting back to get in better shape for our health and the happiness of our family. Now that I've finished pouting about the lack of fun I'm going to be having while on the big diet, I am moving along into the things-I can-enjoy-and-not-explode-my-pants phase. Welcome back watermelon to the conversation! Watermelon, light refreshing and non-fattening even when over indulged in.
I whipped up a batch of drinkable delicious Agua Fresca with some watermelon today to enjoy while planting a bunch of flowers. Even though it was cold and overcast I was hot and sweaty from the exertion. Agua Fresca literally means water fresh and is made by combining fruit, a dab of sugar and cold water. Think of it as juice light and you'll be very close to what this is. YUM.
1 1/2 cups watermelon chunks
1/2 cup strawberries chunks
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
2 TBSP of sugar if desired
2 cups water
put the fruit, lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor
sprinkle with the sugar, if using, and let set 10 minutes to juice the fruit
whirl on high for 30 seconds
slowly with it running add the water to fruit
let whirl an additional 30 seconds
strain through into a pitcher and chill for 30 minutes
serve over ice
Peace and Love--