Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

by Lauren

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I took some “me” time this weekend. For once, I had nothing on the calendar and took full advantage of it.

I woke up at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday! What kind of 24 year old does that? I must say, it led to very productive day and I might try it more often.

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I kicked it off by walking down to the beach for some much needed yoga. When I got home I threw in a load of laundry and started making a salad for lunch.

I threw together a basil dressing that was darn tasty. Next time, I’ll attempt to measure the ingredients so I can share the recipe. Whoops.

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Chrissy and I went shopping for some new workout attire. I walked away with new workout attire and…a Gap credit card. Whoops again.

Saturday night, we went to dinner at an amazing restaurant that I have been dying to try for months called Isabel’s Cantina.

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Sunday morning I went to church, ate the best smoked fish taco ever,  then made this lovely drink and carried it down to the beach for a seaside refresher.

I had the urge to put a little twist on the basic agua fresca. Our basil plant is in absolute abundance right now and I can’t seem to control it in anyway other than through consumption.

So, we’ve been consuming with recipe’s such as this pretty in pink drink.

Anddd with this, this and this.

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Cheers to herbs in your drink!

Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

4 cups watermelon, cubed

1 cup cold water

1 cup lime flavored soda water

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup lime juice

2 teaspoons honey or agave (or more if you like it sweet!)

Place all the ingredients except the soda water into a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into four glasses and top with chilled lime flavored soda water.

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From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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11 Responses to “Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca”

  1. Water melon is so sweet, and refreshing. After I have eaten a bowl full of water melon I drink the juice right out of the bowl (such a lady) so why not make it into a drink?

  2. Yum! This sounds so refreshing and delicious!

  3. This looks aaaamazingly refreshing. Can’t wait to make it!

  4. Lauren

    Thank you! It was reallyyyyy refreshing.

  5. Lauren

    It’s perfect for a warm Saturday afternoon :)

  6. Lauren

    You can’t let that tasty juice go to waste!

  7. Watermelons are my favourite. They are a refreshing nutritional powerhouse. Also, if you cannot get your hands at organic fruits watermelons are always a safe choice. Your fresca looks delicious, by the way.

  8. Lauren

    I didn’t know that little fact about organic fruit. Thanks!

  9. Lovely! I made something similar last year but perked it up with a little green chili. The combination of watermelon and basil is always so refreshing! And your post brings back fond memories of being 24…

  10. Lauren

    A little spice is nice :) That’s a great idea!

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