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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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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