Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca made with refreshing cucumber, pineapple, ginger, mint and zesty lime juice is the perfect mocktail on a hot summer day!

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca made with refreshing cucumber, pineapple, ginger, mint and zesty lime juice is the perfect mocktail on a hot summer day!

Nothing says summer like a refreshing agua fresca! This popular Mexican drink made with blended fruits, water and sweetened with sugar is an all-time favourite. I’ve always loved making refreshing fruit flavoured water in the summer, and unlike regular juice which is full of sugar, agua fresca won’t cause a high sugar spike because it contains the entire fruit so it’s full of fiber and natural sugar.

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If you’ve never made agua fresca it’s super simple. All you need is a good blender, your favourite fruits, lime juice and your imagination! My favourite combination is cucumber, pineapple, ginger and mint as it’s super refreshing, hydrating and also great for digestion. You can control the sweetness by either skipping the maple syrup or adding as much as you like. I added a touch of maple syrup but this is totally optional. If you do like your beverages sweeter and want to skip the added sugar, you can substitute half the water with coconut water which is naturally sweet and super hydrating. Straining is also optional depending on whether you like your drink pulpy or sans pulp. Just remember – more pulp equals more fiber!

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca made with refreshing cucumber, pineapple, ginger, mint and zesty lime juice is the perfect mocktail on a hot summer day!

A Refreshing Drink for the Whole Family

The great thing about this mocktail is that it can be enjoyed by the entire family. I love making a large pitcher on a hot summer day and customizing it for adults only by adding a splash of gin or vodka. It’s a great way to stay cool and hydrated.

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca made with refreshing cucumber, pineapple, ginger, mint and zesty lime juice is the perfect mocktail on a hot summer day!

If you haven’t tried an agua fresca I highly recommend it for your next summer fiesta! I guarantee that everyone will be begging for refills.

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca made with refreshing cucumber, pineapple, ginger, mint and zesty lime juice is the perfect mocktail on a hot summer day!

If you’re looking for more delicious summer cocktail recipes, check out my Mixed Berry Rosemary Gin Refresher and Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita.

Let me know in the comments below which one is your favourite summertime mocktail!

If you make this recipe, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition and #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations! 

Recipe

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca

Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca made with refreshing cucumber, pineapple, ginger, mint and zesty lime juice is the perfect mocktail on a hot summer day!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 large english cucumber cut into chunks
  • 2 cups pineapple chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 4-5 limes
  • 2 inches fresh ginger peeled
  • 10 leaves fresh mint
  • 3 cups water
  • 2-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 oz. gin or vodka per cup optional
category:
Course Drinks
serves: 4
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Instructions:

  • In a high-speed blender, add the cucumbers, pineapple, lime juice, ginger, mint and water. Cover and blend until smooth. Add the maple syrup and blend for a few seconds. 
  • Place a strainer over a large bowl and pour the agua fresca over the strainer to remove the pulp.
  • Transfer to a large pitcher filled with ice.
  • Serve in a glass filled with ice and 1 oz. of gin or vodka. Top with fresh mint leaves. Enjoy!
Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca made with refreshing cucumber, pineapple, ginger, mint and zesty lime juice is the perfect mocktail on a hot summer day!

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