Strawberry Aguas Frescas

Servings: 2
Prep: 15 minutes


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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. 

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Ingredients:  XXXX

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups water
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional)
Ice cubes
Additional strawberries and fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


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  1. Place strawberries, water, lime juice and agave nectar (if using) in the container of a blender. Process a few seconds until smooth.
  2. Fill 2 large glasses or a small pitcher with ice cubes. Pour aguas frescas into glasses, or the entire batch into pitcher.
  3. Garnish with fresh, whole strawberries and mint leaves, if desired.
  4. Sip and enjoy!