Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fruit-Full Honeydew Agua Fresca

Just a quick post today, I'm right in the middle of moving and I still have some more stuff to pack plus a full workout to squeeze in somehow. 

I mostly wanted to mention that the glorious honeydew is in season. When it is at its peak, it is perfectly sweet and juicy and makes a wonderful snack! I was able to find these melons for less than a buck apiece and I'm gonna keep eating them until they fall out of season and are replaced with cantaloupes and watermelons. I used to hate melon, but I've seriously grown to LOVE it. 

Since it has been kind of warm here, I decided to make a nice melon agua fresca ("water refreshments") to cool down with. Agua fresca are usually made with a combination of fruits, water, sugar, and/or ice, but because the melon is so naturally sweet on its own, I left out any added sugar. When paired with a touch of lime and kiwi, the result is a deliciously sweet and refreshing drink that would cool down any warm afternoon! Although my drinks usually are only enough for one person, this recipe makes enough for two large or four small servings.
Honeydew Agua Fresca:
2 cups diced honeydew melon
Juice of one lime
About 1/4 tsp. fresh lime zest 
1 kiwi*
1 c. water

1. In a blender, combine the honeydew, lime juice, lime zest, kiwi, and water. Blend thoroughly until smooth.

2. Add enough ice to make it slushy and enjoy!

*I leave my kiwis unpeeled for their nutrition and fiber, but unless you have a high speed blender, I would recommend peeling your kiwi. Getting a chunk of kiwi peel in your drink is a little off-putting!

So, this glorious RAW drink is a perfect allude to the RAW cookbook giveaway I have going on! The giveaway doesn't end until midnight tonight, so leave a comment here in order to win your very own copy of Ani's Raw Food Essentials by Ani Phyo!


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

I've made watermelon agua fresca before, but never honeydew-kiwi! LOVE this idea!

Anonymous said...

Fresh ginger: This is an excellent addition if you can tolerate it. Fresh root ginger has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries to improve circulation and to prevent colds and chills.Juicers

Rick said...

awesome idea, i've never done honeydew this way! kudos! glad i found your blog ~ from one vegan to another :)

Jess of Midwest Vegan said...

Thank you!

And fresh ginger would be an awesome addition! I love it!