Looking for a sweet, fruity beverage to enjoy on a hot day? Pour yourself a glass of low-sugar easy strawberry agua fresca for a tasty and refreshing treat!
Finding interesting drinks that don’t contain sugar or alcohol can be a challenge. I usually go with water or unsweetened iced tea, but I’ll admit they aren’t the most exciting options.
So when I’m in the mood for something sweet and fun, I love making a batch of this easy strawberry agua fresca! All you need is some fresh strawberries, water, a pinch of salt, and a blender.
It’s up to you if you want to add a little no-calorie sweetener. Keep in mind that if the strawberries are fresh and ripe, they will be very sweet on their own!
The name translates to “fresh water” in Spanish, and this beverage is very popular in Mexico, Central America, and the U.S. It’s more like flavored water than juice, so it’s lower in calories. It makes a perfect warm-weather, low-carb drink.
How to make easy strawberry agua fresca
This tasty beverage comes together in 2 simple steps with just 4 ingredients.
Step 1: Place the strawberries, water, salt, and sweetener (if using) in a blender.
Step 2: Purée until smooth.
That’s it! Pour a glass over ice and store the rest in the refrigerator. Be sure to give it a good stir each time you’re ready for more.
Variations for this recipe
This refreshing drink is easy to customize to your taste. You could whip up a different flavor every time!
I love strawberries, but you could use any kind of fresh fruit to flavor your water. Peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, nectarines, blueberries, or a combination would all be delicious. Feel free to add a squeeze of citrus juice as well!
You could also try a watery vegetable like cucumber or celery instead of fruit. Cucumber with fresh lime juice and mint is quite tasty!
The sweetener is optional, but if the fruit or vegetable you’re using isn’t very sweet on its own, then it can make a big difference in the flavor. You can use agave, stevia, or whatever else you like.
If your fruit is very ripe, you probably won’t need any sweetener.
Do you enjoy coconut water? Feel free to use it in place of some or all of the plain water in this recipe!
This is a great recipe to make ahead of time and enjoy over a few days. You can never go wrong having a delicious, low-calorie beverage ready for you!
Simply store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator and enjoy within 3-4 days. Be sure to give it a good stir before you pour a glass.
Other healthy beverage recipes
Looking for other fun drinks to cool you down on a hot day? There are so many options you can make right at home! Here are a few of my favorite healthy beverage recipes that I know you’ll love:
You can also take a look at this roundup of diabetes-friendly low-carb smoothie recipes for more inspiration!
When you’ve tried this drink, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it, and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Strawberry Agua Fresca
- Place the strawberries, water, salt, and sweetener (if using) in a blender.2 cups fresh strawberries, 4 cups water, pinch kosher salt, 1 tablespoon Stevia
- Purée until smooth.