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Beverage |60 calories per serving|10 minute recipe

Strawberry Aguas Frescas

This content was last updated on July 13, 2020

The light, fresh tradition of aguas frescas—literally “fresh waters”—originates from Central America. You might have seen large containers of fruit-filled waters at authentic Mexican restaurants as your first exposure to aguas frescas. The concept of icy water, filled with a touch of lime juice and chopped fresh fruit is a welcome, delicious way to hydrate, without the need for added sugars.

Mix up a batch of strawberry aguas frescas in the blender, and keep it chilled in the refrigerator to enjoy as a healthful beverage all week long. It’s also delicious and pretty served in pitchers or large jars filled with ice at picnics and outdoor parties. If fresh strawberries aren’t in season, substitute frozen. And try swapping the strawberries out for other seasonal fruit choices, including pineapple, mango, kiwifruit, papaya, blueberries or peaches

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  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar (optional)
  • Ice cubes
Garnish (optional)
  • Additional strawberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
Makes 2 servings (1 1/4 cup each). Per serving: 60 calories, .5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 16 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium, 9 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.


  1. Place strawberries, water, lime juice and agave nectar (if using) in the container of a blender. Process a few seconds until smooth.
  2. Fill 2 large glasses or a small pitcher with ice cubes. Pour aguas frescas into glasses or the entire batch into pitcher.
  3. Garnish with fresh, whole strawberries and mint leaves, if desired.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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Lime juice is also cancer-fighting

May 25, 2022

Lime juice, with its vitamin C content, also fights and prevents cancer. Other fruits to try– watermelon, apricots.

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