Aguas Frescas

Recipe By Tina Folkertsma

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh fruit, cleaned and chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp. sugar, agave nectar or honey
  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves, optional

In a high-powered blender, combine fruit, water, lime juice, sweetener of choice and mint, if using. (Alternatively, a large, wide-mouth canning jar and a strong immersion blender can achieve a similar effect.) Blend ingredients until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener or lime if desired, then pulse to mix completely. Strain if a more juice-like consistency is preferred. Pour over ice, and enjoy immediately.

This recipe makes one agua fresca – simply scale up the ingredients for however many servings are required, being sure to leave header room in blender or jar for an energetic mixing process.