Strawberry Aguas Frescas
Prep: 15 minutes
Icy cold, brightly colored and naturally sweet—what more could anyone want in a beverage to help beat the heat?
This recipe, courtesy of the American Institute for Cancer Research, is inspired by the traditional aguas frescas—meaning "fresh waters"—of Central America.
It's a great way to reach both your hydration goals and your daily servings of fruit.
We think it's sweet enough with the strawberries, but you can add a teaspoon of agave nectar if you prefer. And feel free to try this with just about any of your favorite fruits: pineapple, mango, kiwi, papaya, blueberries or peaches would all be delicious.
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups water
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional)
Additional strawberries and fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Place strawberries, water, lime juice and agave nectar (if using) in the container of a blender. Process a few seconds until smooth.
- Fill 2 large glasses or a small pitcher with ice cubes. Pour aguas frescas into glasses, or the entire batch into pitcher.
- Garnish with fresh, whole strawberries and mint leaves, if desired.
- Sip and enjoy!