By Kristen Rasmussen, MS, RD, dietitian consultant, and Terri Brownlee, MPH, RD, LDN, Bon Appétit Regional Director of Nutrition
Every month, Bon Appétit Management Company’s Food for Your Well Being program offers information about a particular dietary change that our customers could make to improve their health. July’s Hydrate the Healthy Way campaign focuses on avoiding beverages with added sugar or other sweeteners. (Read more about it on our Facebook page.) We hope you’ll try out one of the recipes we’ll be posting this month for delicious drinks that will quench your thirst without expanding your waistline.
Any Melon Agua Fresca
2 3/4 cups melon chunks (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc.)
2 cups water
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
Mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
Place melon in a blender and puree until smooth. Strain through a sieve and discard pulp.
Pour into a pitcher and stir in water, lime juice, and sugar. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Melon agua fresca may be served over iced and garnished with mint, if desired.