Agua Frescas

Fresh fruit Agua Frescas make a perfect summer drink!Agua Frescas (also called fruit water) are an exotic tasting drink that's made with fresh fruit puree, water and lime juice

This fresh fruit water  (known as Mexican Agua Fresca) is  super fun and easy to make and it can be made with pretty much any fresh fruit.

Agua Frescas (also called fruit water) are an exotic tasting drink that's made with fresh fruit puree, water and lime juice

WHAT IS AGUA FRESCA

Agua fresca (“fresh water”) is a Mexican drink made with fresh fruit puree (using one or more fruits) and water.  

AGUA FRESCA FLAVORS

  • Watermelon
  • Mango
  • Mango + Pineapple
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Melon (Cantaloupe & Honeydew)
  • Peach
  • Strawberry

AGUA FRESCA RECIPE

  • 1 cup of fruit, peeled, seeded and chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (1-2 limes)
  • 1-1/2 cups water (plain or sparkling) 
  • sliced lime for garnish

HOW TO MAKE AGUA FRESCA

  1. In a blender or food processor, process the fruit and lime juice until smooth. You should have 1 cup fruit puree.
  2. Pour into a mason jar and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Add 3-4 spoonfuls of fruit puree to a chilled glass and add the water and stir to blend well.
  4. Add ice and garnish with a slice of lime.
  5. Adjust the amount of water and fruit puree to your personal taste. 

Agua Frescas (also called fruit water) are an exotic tasting drink that's made with fresh fruit puree, water and lime juice

FRUIT WATER BENEFITS

These Agua Frescas are a refreshing fruit drink that are a great way to help you get your fruit consumption accomplished for the day. We’re supposed to consume between 3-5 servings of fruit each day. One serving of fruit is equal to 1/2 cup fresh fruit, 1/4 cup dried fruit, or 1/2 cup 100% fruit juice. I like to keep a couple of mason jars filled with fresh fruit puree in my refrigerator so I can add tablespoons of it to my water throughout the day.  This not only helps me stay hydrated, it also adds vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to my drink.

BENEFITS OF STAYING HYDRATED

Agua Fresca literally translates to “fresh water”.  Water is needed for every single metabolic process in the body. Staying well hydrated protects your heart. Water is necessary for our bodies to absorb nutrients and vitamins. Water can improve energy, increase mental and physical performance and remove waste and toxins from our bodies. It keeps our skin healthy and glowing. Water helps to keep our joints and muscles lubricated, protecting them from shock and damage.  Adding a few tablespoons of exotic fruit to you water adds flavor, fun and nutrition to an otherwise bland tasting drink.

Agua Frescas (also called fruit water) are an exotic tasting drink that's made with fresh fruit puree, water and lime juice

FRUIT DETOX WATER

Originally published 4.2012 – updated 2.2020

Agua Frescas (also called fruit water) are an exotic tasting drink that's made with fresh fruit puree, water and lime juice
Yield: 4- 6 servings

Agua Frescas

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Agua Frescas are an exotic tasting drink made of fresh fruit puree, water (sparkling or plain) and lime juice.  You'll want to make these fun summer drinks all summer long.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fruit, peeled, seeded and chopped (you can use mango, papaya, pineapple, melons, peaches, pears, strawberries and kiwis, etc).
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (1-2 limes)
  • 1-1/2 cups carbonated water (you can use distilled or mountain spring if you prefer)
  • sliced lime for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, process the fruit and lime juice until smooth. You should have 1 cup fruit puree.
  2. Pour into a mason jar and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Add 3-4 spoonfuls of the fruit puree to a chilled glass and add the water and stir to blend well.
  4. Add ice and garnish with a slice of lime.
  5. Adjust the amount of water and fruit puree to your personal taste. Be creative!

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