Raspberry Lime Aqua Fresca


Continuing with the Mexican theme, Michelle shared a Raspberry Lime Aqua Fresca drink in the South Arm Women Community Kitchen.

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From Wikipedia:

Aquas fescas (Spanish “cool waters”) are a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages. They are popular in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Some of the more common flavours include tamarind, hibiscus and aqua de horchata.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh or one 12-ounce bag frozen raspberries (or strawberries)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • ice cubes
  • fresh mint sprigs and lime wedges for garnishing

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Source: http://napavalleyregister.com by Isabel Cortez “Isabeal’s Cantina”


Instructions

IMG_2958Place the raspberries, sugar and lime juice in a blender along with 2 cups cold water.Puree, and then pour the mixture into a large pitcher.
IMG_2959Stir in 6 cups of cold water.Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours. Stir well before serving.

Pour the aqua fresca over ice and garnish with mint sprigs and a lime wedge.

Here is some tips from http://www.webmd.com to help you drink more:

  1. Have a beverage with every snack and meal.
  2. Choose beverages you enjoy; you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  4. Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, cat your desk, or in your bag.

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