This 3 ingredient agua de fresa recipe is super easy to make and so refreshing. This Mexican strawberry water is made with three simple ingredients. All you need are fresh or frozen strawberries, water and a touch of sweetness.
What Is Strawberry Water (Agua De Fresa)?
This refreshing three ingredient drink is a popular summer drink in Mexico. It is made with strawberries, water and sweetener or honey.
This light and refreshing summer drink can be found on every corner in Mexico and is often served with tacos. Agua Fresca is translated in English as Fresh Water. This Mexican drinks are often made with various fruits one of the most popular being strawberries.
Health Benefits of Strawberry Water
As you can imagine, this Mexican strawberry water drink is very hydrating. With only two other ingredients, this refreshing strawberry drink is a good way to get in a little H2O.
Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, so this easy strawberry water is a great way to add a little extra Vitamin C to your diet. One serving of strawberries contains up to 51mg of Vitamin C.
Strawberries contain large amounts of Vitamin C which is essential in the production of collagen. Collagen helps to improve the skins elasticity and ultimately reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The specific antioxidants that can be found in strawberries have been shown to reduce inflammation. Those who struggle with arthritis will greatly benefit form the reduction of inflammation in the joints.
Strawberries - Fresh or frozen strawberries can be used to make agua de fresa but the most important thing is to make sure the strawberries are ripe. Using ripe strawberries will ensure that you have a naturally sweeter drink.
Sweetener - Use the sweetener of your choice. Anything from honey to maple syrup and even stevia works well to sweeten this refreshing Mexican drink
Water - This makes up the bulk of the drink and is what adds to its hydrating properties. For a little twist try using sparkling water for a carbonated agua de fresa.
How To Make Strawberry Water
Making strawberry water is probably the easiest thing to make. It only contains three ingredients and a few very simple steps.
Remove the stems from the strawberries and rinse the strawberries if using fresh strawberries.
Place the strawberries, water and sweetener of your choice in a high powered blender. Blend until the there are no visible chunks of strawberries.
Use a strainer and pour the strawberry mixture into a pitcher. Refrigerate or serve over ice with fresh strawberries.
Variations and Substitutions
Make it bubbly
Add carbonated water instead of regular water for a refreshing carbonated strawberry water drink.
For a sugar free agua de fresa recipe, simply leave out the sweetener. Make sure to use very ripe strawberries to add a bit of natural sweetness.
Turn this strawberry drink into a delicious 4 ingredient strawberry cocktail. Simply add a shot of rum or vodka to make an alcoholic agua de fresa.
How To Store:
Keep this easy to make vegan and gluten-free drink in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply pour it in a mason jar or cover a pitcher with cling wrap to keep it as fresh as possible.
Agua de fresa is a great summer drink to make ahead and store in the freezer. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 year. When you're ready for this refreshing drink thaw it on the counter overnight and give it a quick blend before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Agua de fresa is incredibly hydrating because of its high water content. It also contains large amounts of Vitamin C and is great at supporting the immune system.
Strawberry water can be beneficial to weight loss because of its high water content. It is a great way to add more water to your diet and will help keep you fuller for longer.
This agua de fresa recipe is definitely healthier than soda. It is made with strawberries, water and sweetener and contains natural, healthy ingredients.
- 3 Cups strawberries
- 5 Cups water
- ½ Cup maple syrup or sweetener of choice
- Cut the tops off the strawberries and rinse them thoroughly.
- Place the strawberries, water and sweetener of choice in a high powered blender and blend until no chunks remain.
- Strain the mixture and store in the refrigerator or serve over ice with fresh strawberries.
* Add a squeeze of lime juice to the mixture for a little extra flavor.
* Always use very ripe strawberries to ensure the most amount of natural sweetness.