Strawberry Aguas Frescas

Sharon Palmer

The light, fresh tradition of aguas frescas—literally “fresh waters”—originates from Central America. You might have seen large containers of fruit-filled waters at authentic Mexican restaurants as your first exposure to aguas frescas. And you should really give these flavorful, thirst-quenching beverages a try! The concept of icy water, filled with a touch of lime juice and chopped fresh fruit is a welcome, delicious way to hydrate, without the need for added sugars. Just mix up a batch of this Strawberry Aguas Frescas in the blender, and keep it chilled in the refrigerator to enjoy as a healthful beverage any night of the week. It’s also delicious and pretty as can be served in pitchers or large jars filled with ice at picnics and open-air parties.

If you don’t have fresh strawberries in season, substitute frozen. And try swapping the strawberries out for other seasonal fruit choices, including pineapple, mangos, kiwis, papayas, blueberries, or peaches.

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Strawberry Aguas Frescas


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Try this easy, low-sugar, delicious Strawberry Aguas Frescas as a healthy way to hydrate. Mix up a pitcher for parties or to keep in the fridge for the whole family to enjoy.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional)
  • Ice cubes

Garnish (optional):

  • Additional strawberries
  • Fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Place sliced strawberries, water, lime juice, and agave nectar (optional) in a blender container. Process just a few seconds until smooth.
  2. Fill 2 large glasses or a small pitcher with ice cubes. Pour aguas fresacs into the glasses (about 1 ¼ cups per serving), or the entire batch into the small pitcher.
  3. Garnish with fresh whole strawberries and mint leaves, if desired.
  4. Makes 2 servings (about 1 ¼ cup each)

  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 73
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 13 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Keywords: summer drink, summer beverage, easy summer drink

For other plant-based beverages, check out:

California Peach Bellini
Rosé Sangria Sparkler
Herbal Lemon-Lime Mint Water

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