Fruit Drinks Mexican
Recipes For Spanish Fruit Drinks
Mexican fruit drink recipes should be something ever American household has and uses. Americans don’t get enough fruit or water in our diet, and “aguas frescas” could be the reason that our friends south of the border have no problem getting in their five a day!
Aguas frescas (fresh waters) are fruit drinks made with fresh fruit, water, and sugar. You can add agave nectar or Stavia in place to real sugar to cut back on calories and sugar content. My favorite fruit drink is agua de pina, pineapple water. You can make it yourself. All you need is a small pineapple, a blender, and water! To cut the pineapple, let the leaf part hang off the edge of the counter and whack it with a pastry roller to get the top part off. Cut off both ends with a big chef’s knife then slice off the skin in strips until there are no more rough spines left. The core is often tough, too, so when I halve the pineapple, I cut that part out. Cube the pineapple and blend it in batches, adding water as needed. Pour into a plastic container and refrigerate it until it is really cold. You can render about 2 liters of pineapple water from one pineapple. If the fruit is sweet enough, you won’t even need to add sugar!
To find more recipes for Spanish fruit drinks, check with Mex Adventure often, as we are always adding more Mexican fruit drink recipes!