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Orange Strawberry Agua Fresca

Orange Strawberry Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca or Agua de Frutas is a distinct trait of the Mexican beverage culture. There is no distinct English name for this light-bodied refreshing drink. So it could be translated as fresh, cool or fruit water, but one thing is for sure is that it is hugely popular in Mexico and even in the US. Traditionally made of sweet local fruits, herbs, spices and water, Agua Fresca is sold in large barrel-like glass containers in numerous bodegas and eateries across Central America. Its main purpose is to quench the thirst and to refresh the palate between consuming incredibly spicy dishes from the Mexican cuisine.

The oranges in our Agua Fresca recipe have been proven to be an excellent food source of active phytochemicals like vitamin C, folic acid, carotenoids and flavonoids. One 2005 year study suggests people who consumed orange juice for 3 weeks had significant levels of these nutrients in the blood and an improved cholesterol index as well. Oranges are rich in beta-cryptoxanthin, the carotenoid antioxidant compound playing a certain role in eyesight health, growth and immune response. Strawberries, the other ingredient of the drink, contain a unique list of sugars, vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in phenolic antioxidant compounds which were shown to detoxify free radicals, to enhance cell survival and to repair damaged DNA.

This Agua Fresca recipe is sure to refresh your day in a berry orange-inal way!

If you want another refreshing berry drink, then try our strawberry, orange and banana frappe.

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Summary
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Recipe Name
Orange Strawberry Agua Fresca
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  • Serves

    2 servings

  • Prep

    5 mins

  • Cook

    n/a

  • Total Time

    5 mins

  • Dietary

    DF, GF, VEG, V

  • PER SERVING

  • Calories

    182.54kcal

  • Protein

    3.77g

  • Carbohydrates

    45.14g

  • Fats

    0.76g

  • Saturated Fats

    0.09g

  • Monounsaturated Fats

    0.11g

  • Polyunsaturated Fats

    0.27g

  • Water

    751.56ml

  • Cholesterol

    0mg

  • Sodium

    17.30mg

  • Potassium

    750.28mg

  • Fibre

    9.94g

  • Sugar

    34.22g

  • Vitamin A

    41.35mcg

  • Vitamin C

    233.57mg

  • Vitamin D

    0mcg

  • Calcium

    158.22mg

  • Iron

    1.23mg

  • Vitamin B6

    0.25mg

  • Vitamin B12

    0mcg

  • Vitamin E

    1.07mg

  • Vitamin K

    10.80mcg

  • Magnesium

    52.20mg

  • Phosphorus

    74.10mg

  • Zinc

    0.46mg

  • Copper

    0.23mg

  • Manganese

    0.59mg

  • Selenium

    2.57mcg

  • Thiamine

    0.30mg

  • Riboflavin

    0.15mg

  • Niacin

    1.36mg

  • Pantothenic Acid

    0.91mg

  • Choline

    32.72mg

  • Folate

    123.67mcg

Ingredients:

  • 600g/21oz seedless oranges, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 250g/8.75oz strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  • 7g/0.25oz mint leaves
  • 750ml/25.5fl oz water

Method:

  1. Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Strain blended mixture through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth.
  3. Chill agua fresca and serve over ice cubes.

Dairy-free, Drinks, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Raw, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

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