Agua Fresca

We dropped cable 4 or 5 years ago (there was NEVER anything on). We have Netflix, Crave, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Youtube. Youtube is a constant source of entertainment for me, I follow vlogs, cooking channels, music, canning channels, DIY channels – you name it, it’s on there.

Last night, I watched a thoroughly entertaining hour and twenty minutes of one lady & some of her family making beef tamales, which led to another about Rellenos, which led to another about how she lost 20 pounds – Youtube is a bit of a vortex, once you’re in, it’s real tough to get out.

Anyway, she lost 20 pounds by doing a few things, limiting her portions, drinking more water, but also, drinking cucumber aqua fresca…..I was going to make some last night, but my cucumber looked a lot like a science experiment. 😦

Agua fresca is not unknown to me, it was just forgotten. My daughter had it when she and her husband were in Mexico and we tried a watermelon version when she got back & told me about it. My blender was not so powerful, though, so the mixture was not quite as smooth as it got this time.

Did a little more perusing, because I really wanted to try this stuff and found one for blueberry agua fresca. I did have to adjust for ingredient amounts, but make this. Make this and you will not regret it. It is so good.

The original recipe is from the Youtube channel Views on the Road, the link is as follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3sesnyfjVo&ab_channel=Viewsontheroad

Her recipe called for more blueberries than I had and for fresh as well as frozen – I had frozen, so I adjusted for the amount I had.

My modified recipe is as follows:

  • 11 oz frozen blueberries – or a mix of fresh & frozen
  • 1 peeled and pithed lemon, also picked out all the seeds, of which there were many
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 4 cups of water

Put all in your blender and let it go for a couple minutes. I have a Ninja and it made the mix pretty smooth, however, I did take out the pulp with a strainer after. I didn’t waste it, though, it’s in the freezer being made into cubes. Next time I make pancakes or waffles, I’ll add one or two cubes in – a little extra fibre never hurt anyone.

Next time, I will taste for sweetness, rather than adding an arbitrary amount – I’m pretty certain I will prefer it completely unsweetened.

I think this drink would be good with some bubbly water added to it or some ginger ale.

Try it – your kids will love it and it will actually be good for them.

Keek says it’s cold outside

:S

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