Agua Fresca Recipe


This popular Mexican drink means “fresh water” or “cool water” and is a blend of fresh fruit, water, sugar and lime juice. One of the benefits of this drink is that unlike a traditional juice, it is made in a blender and is not strained so you get all of the fiber from the fruit and it won’t cause a blood sugar spike. This festive, family-friendly mocktail is the perfect compliment to your favorite dishes!


ย What Youโ€™ll Need

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย  1 cup roughly chopped fruit (we recommend pineapple, hulled strawberries, peeled cucumber, watermelon, or cantaloupe)

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย  1 cup water

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ยฝ medium lime, juiced

ยทย ย  ย  ย  ย 1 teaspoonย pure cane sugar or agave nectar or sweetener of choice (if your fruit is perfectly ripe and sweet, you may not need any sweetener at all)

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Optional: 2 large mint leaves (perfect with cucumber)


1.ย ย ย ย ย  In your blender, combine the fruit, water, lime juice, sweetener and optional mint leaves. Purรฉe until smooth. Taste and, if necessary, add more lime and/or sweetener, then blend briefly again.

2.ย ย ย ย ย  Serve immediately, over ice.