Watermelon Fresca

I’m hanging on to the last bits of summer tightly. I feel the crispness of fall in the air when I wake up but the days are still warm and summer like. I’ve been buying up as much summer produce that I can at the farmer’s markets while I can. Watermelon is one of the things I’ve been doubling down on but sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I end up with more than I can eat. A couple of weeks ago needed to use up a big bowl of chilled, cubed watermelon that was sitting in my refrigerator. I had hit my watermelon eating threshold so I decided to throw it in a blender with the juice of a lime for a refreshing lil’ drink.

When I buy a watermelon, I cut it up and put in a big bowl in my refrigerator when I get home from the market. It makes it easy for me to snack on when I get hangry and am desperate for something to eat. For this drink I feel like chilled watermelon is the key. If you didn’t have cold watermelon, you can add a few ice cubes to the blender when you add the watermelon.

Throw your cubed watermelon in a blender, blend until smooth and add the juice of one to two limes and you’re done. Super easy and refreshing! You can also add a splash of sparkling water or vodka at the very end of blending if you want it to have an extra little kick.


Watermelon Auga Fresca

4 Servings


  • 6 cups chopped, chilled watermelon
  • juice of 1-1/2 limes (plus wedges for garnish)


  • Add cold watermelon and lime juice to a blender then blend until smooth. Serve with fresh lime wedges for garnish.