Blueberry Agua Fresca

Blueberry Agua Fresca

I’ve been making a combination of fruit and vegetable smoothies after my morning workout now for around six months. I love the smoothies, especially after a workout. My combination is very simple. A banana, about a cup of frozen blueberries, coconut water, a bit of plain Greek yogurt, a bit of milk, and juice with a bit of crushed ice. I’ve also been throwing in fresh spinach and a touch of ginger from time to time as well. This has been part of my morning routine and it just makes me feel really good, and it is delicious to boot. I do this because I’m not that dude who is coming home and looking for fruit. As much as I know I should, I am not grabbing an apple or banana, or slicing berries to be placed in a bowl. I do this for my daughter all of the time, but for me it’s the smoothie. With that said, I do crave that awesome fresh juice throughout the day, so I decided to take what I love in the smoothie, in particular the blueberry, and to make what is known as an agua fresca.

Blueberry Agua Fresca Recipe

Now don’t get alarmed by this agua fresca term, it’s nothing fancy, and it basically amounts to fresh fruit and water, however you can use other things such as seeds, or even flowers to rock out an amazing and refreshing drink. So as I craved another smoothie throughout the day, I decided to make a batch of agua fresca, which I enjoyed throughout various times of the day.

This is super easy to make so lets get started.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz frozen blueberries
  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced in half
  • 1 cup of water, plus 6 additional cups
  • 1/2 cup of simple syrup or your favorite sweetener
  • ice

Start by adding the blueberries, strawberries, and one cup of water to a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.

If you have a stick blender use it, otherwise add the mixture to a blender, and blend for a few minutes.

How to make blueberry agua fresca

Strain the mixture into a water pitcher, add the simple syrup, remaining six cups of water and a handful of ice. Place in the refrigerator for at least four hours before serving.

When you are ready to serve, add some ice to your glass and pour the blueberry agua fresca. Drink. Nothing beats the power of a simple, beautiful, and refreshing drink, and one that is perfect to serve for this upcoming Cinco de Mayo! Hope you enjoy.

Blueberry Agua Fresca
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 8
 
A refreshing drink anytime of the year.
Ingredients
  • 12 oz frozen blueberries
  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced in half
  • 1 cup of water, plus 6 additional cups
  • ½ cup of simple syrup or your favorite sweetener
  • ice
Instructions
  1. Start by adding the blueberries, strawberries, and one cup of water to a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.
  2. If you have a stick blender use it, otherwise add the mixture to a blender, and blend for a few minutes.
  3. Strain the mixture into a water pitcher, add the simple syrup, remaining six cups of water and a handful of ice. Place in the refrigerator for at least four hours before serving.
  4. When you are ready to serve, add some ice to your glass and pour the blueberry agua fresca. Drink. Nothing beats the power of a simple, beautiful, and refreshing drink, and one that is perfect to serve for this upcoming Cinco de Mayo! Hope you enjoy.

 



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