Mango Agua Fresca

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by Whole Foods Market

over 5 years ago

This light, refreshing drink popularized in Central America is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick with making agua fresca (Spanish for "fresh water") is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or slushy drink. Feel free to experiment with other flavors such as strawberry, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. This recipe was inspired by Maria Gonzales, a street food vendor and Whole Planet Foundation borrower, who lives in León, Nicaragua.

Serves 2

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or honey, more or less to taste
  • Lime wedge and mint leaves for garnish

In a blender, combine mango and water and blend until smooth. Pour through a strainer into ice-filled glasses. Stir in lime juice and agave. Garnish with lime and mint, and serve.

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Nutrition Info:

PER SERVING:

  • 114 calories
  • 1g total fat
  • 0g saturated fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 10mg sodium
  • 29g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 25g sugar)
  • 2g protein
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