Canâ€™t think of anything more thirst quenching that this on a hot summer day like today â€“ chilled watermelon pureed with water, a squeeze of lime juice over a large glass of ice. Agua fresca is as common in Mexico as ice tea is here in the States. And BONUS, since watermelon is naturally sweet, thereâ€™s no need to add any sugar!
Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C, lycopene, beta-carotene
and a great choice for itâ€™s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health
benefits, so eat as much as you can, before the summerâ€™s over.
Last weekend I spent a few days out in Montauk for a little
family getaway. Itâ€™s only about 2 hours away by car (if you
donâ€™t count traffic) but since itâ€™s on the most eastern tip of Long Island, where
all the highways from NYC merge into one road, thereâ€™s always
traffic. Itâ€™s worth it though â€“ the beaches, lighthouse, restaurants, shoppingÂ â€“ itâ€™s so much fun!