Aguas Frescas - Valencia Melon and Mint - Mexican Recipe

Aguas Frescas – Valencia Melon and Mint – Mexican Recipe

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of freshwater It is a type of traditional Mexican cold drink. It is very popular all year round, but even more popular during the hotter months as it is served chilled with ice. It is a completely natural drink that does not contain any alcohol or artificial ingredients. It’s also very easy to prepare, just add sweetened water to fruit or flower juice, pulp, or infusion and add a little lemon.

Fresh water is not a smoothie or juice. In addition to fruit, you can use cereals, seeds, herbs, vegetables, etc. to add a variety of flavors.

To get creamy fresh water, blend the ingredients rather than straining them. Also, if you want your fresh water to be creamier or thicker, you can use flaxseed water and blend it with fruits and other ingredients.

Preparation of flaxseed water:

Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of flaxseed to 1 1/2 cups of water and boil until the water reaches a slimy, egg-like consistency. Cool to room temperature before use.

No recipe is actually needed, as each person prepares the drink by specifying their preferred water and sugar ratio. But let’s mention one:

Fresh Valencia Melon and Mint Agua Fresca

material:

  • 3 cups chopped Valencia melon
  • 1 liter of mint tea
  • Sugar or sugar substitute (piloncillo, sugar, honey or agave honey, brown sugar, panela or stevia) of your choice.

Preparation:

  1. Blend melon with mint tea to achieve your desired sweetness.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, then add ice and enjoy. Consume as soon as possible after cooking to take advantage of the fruit’s properties.

Other options:

  • Fresh pineapple, mango, green apple water
  • Fresh lemon water with mint
  • Fresh mint, lemon, honey water
  • fresh pineapple and lime water
  • fresh celery and orange water

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