This light, refreshing drink popularized in Central America is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. Agua fresca (Spanish for “fresh water”) uses more water than a smoothie would in order to flavor the water and not just purée the fruit.
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- 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or honey, more or less to taste
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 2 mint sprigs, for garnish
In a blender, combine mango and 1 1/2 cups cold 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.
Per Serving:70 calories (5 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 17g sugar), 1g protein