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Agua Fresca – A Beautiful Mess


I’m so excited to share my agua fresca recipe with you today! This recipe is made with natural ingredients and is perfect for a hot summer day. Using fruit, water, lemon juice, and a little sweetener, you can mix and match fruits and vegetables to create your own custom flavors.

More refreshing drinks: Mojito, virgin mojito, julius orange, date shake, pink drink.

What is agua fresca?

Agua fresca (Spanish for “fresh water”) is a non-alcoholic drink prepared by mixing water, sweetener, or lemon juice with fruit, vegetables, seeds, or even flowers (such as hibiscus). This recipe is very popular throughout Mexico and Central America as well as in the United States. You can easily find this recipe as well as horchata in many restaurants and markets. In this easy recipe, you will learn to prepare agua fresca at home using a blender.

ingredients

  • Fresh fruit -You can use many fresh fruits as well as vegetables, herbs, seeds and even flowers.
  • water Filtered water is best for this recipe.
  • Lemonade – Fresh lemon juice.
  • Dessert – You can use sugar, honey, or aloe vera to sweeten this recipe. Sweetener is optional, and you may not need it when using sweet, seasonal fruits.

How to make agua fresca

In a blender, add fresh fruits, water and lemon juice. Mix in juice mode.

Add sweetener to taste. You may want to try it before adding a sweetener and see if the natural sweetness is enough. If your drink needs a sweetener, start with just a teaspoon and move up to a tablespoon if necessary.

Pour into glasses with ice and serve immediately.

Tips for making

  • Mix your favorite flavors. My personal favorites are the Pineapple Mint and the Watermelon Mint and Extra Lime.
  • Make a pitcher drink by doubling this recipe. I like to make several flavors to serve at parties or gatherings.
  • Leaving the pulp in this drink is healthy and delicious. It is not necessary to filter the agua fresca, as the natural fibers are an essential component of what makes this drink special. If you prefer to strain your drink before enjoying it, use a fine mesh sieve to do so.

date

This drink likely originated in the pre-Columbian era, several centuries ago. According to sources, the Aztecs used to go to Tenochtitlan (now known as modern Mexico City) to buy fruits to make agua fresca.

In the 1940s, this recipe began to become a popular street food, being sold on shopping carts on street corners and in markets. For Mexico and Central America, agua fresca is America’s equivalent of lemonade, and is the most popular traditional drink in the summer.

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Frequently asked questions

What is agua fresca made of?

The fruit (or vegetable, seed, herb or flower) is blended with water, lemon juice and sweetener to make agua fresca.

Is agua fresca healthy?

Yes. Oga Fresca is made with natural ingredients and contains fiber that many believe is healthier than juice.

How is agua fresca different from juice?

Agua fresca is typically served with pulp (natural fiber), giving it a different consistency and texture than juice as well as an added health benefit.

Best fruit for agua fresca

These are the best fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers we recommend using in your recipe.

  • Strawberry – Use peeled strawberries. It is rich in vitamin C.
  • pineapple – One of the most popular recipes. Try it with fresh mint!
  • Cantaloupe – Use it alone or with other watermelon fruits.
  • Watermelon aphid – It is considered a fresh and delicious fruit to use.
  • option – Blends well with mint.
  • Guava – It tastes great, sweetened with aloe vera and using extra lemon juice.
  • watermelon – Watermelon agua fresca is probably the most common form.
  • Hibiscus flowers – The most popular flower for this recipe.
  • tamarind – A very popular fruit for use in Mexico.
  • banana This popular type is best served with cinnamon.

These are the fruits we are no Recommended for this recipe.

  • blueberry – In fact, any type of berry is not suitable for this recipe, including raspberries, cranberries and blackberries as well.
  • avocado – Although it is great to use in smoothies, we do not recommend using avocado in this recipe.

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directions

  • In a blender, add fresh fruits, water and lemon juice. Mix in juice mode.

  • Add sweetener to taste. You may want to try it before adding a sweetener and see if the natural sweetness is enough. If your drink needs a sweetener, start with just a teaspoon and move up to a tablespoon if necessary.

  • Pour into glasses with ice and serve immediately.

Notes

Mix your favorite flavors. My personal favorites are the pineapple with mint and the watermelon with extra mint and lemon.
Make a pitcher drink by doubling this recipe. I like to make several flavors to serve at parties or gatherings.
Leaving the pulp in this drink is healthy and delicious. It is not necessary to filter the agua fresca because the natural fiber is an essential component of what makes this drink special. If you prefer to strain your drink before enjoying it, use a fine mesh sieve to do so.

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Nutritional facts

Agua fresca

Amount per service

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*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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