When the weather is hot and you want something refreshing to cool you off, what do you reach for? Are you the type of person to drink iced cold water all day? There is nothing wrong with that, but you need to deliver electrolytes to the body when it’s hot outside. Electrolytes, which you lose via sweat, help to hydrate the body and maintain the function of multiple systems within the body. This pineapple mango agua fresca is not only a tasty creation for your next backyard barbecue, but it’s also great to have in the house during hot summer weather.
Unlike traditional agua frescas that you can find at taco stands and Mexican restaurants, this agua fresca does not contain copious amounts of sugar. Besides the 1/4 cup of grade A maple syrup, this agua fresca is naturally sweetened with the natural sugars from the fruit. Because the pineapple, mango, and orange offer both sweet and tart flavors, you get the perfect balance of tart and sweet in this drink. The lemon helps to wake up the rest of the ingredients, while providing a nice balance to the very sweet maple syrup. Should you think that this agua fresca requires more sweetness, feel free to add a little more maple syrup.
If you find that the flavor is very intense, you can always add more water to the mixture. Additionally, if you want to double the recipe and add this to a large dispenser for a party, you have that option available. Just make sure to add is to to chill the agua fresca. It is very similar to freshly made juice and we hope you like it. If you like this summery beverage and want to see more recipes like it, let us know in the comments below.
- Prep Time:10m
- Total Time:10m
- 1/2 pineapple, cubed
- 1 mango, peeled and cubed
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 c grade A maple syrup (or more to taste)
- 32 oz filtered water
- Add all of the ingredients to a large blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness level if necessary by adding a little more maple syrup.
- Pour over ice and enjoy immediately. Alternatively, pour the liquid into a pitcher with ice and place in the fridge until ready to serve.