Mango Lime Agua Fresca

This recipe for Mango Lime Agua Fresca is based on one from blogging friend, Abby, who writes The Frosted Vegan.  One of the thing I like best about blogging (in addition to the food!) is the people you meet–both online and in person! 

Mango Lime Agua Fresa, Served

Mango Lime Agua Fresa, Served

Before I read her post, I had heard of infused water before but not Agua Fresca.   Wikipedia describes it as “a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages”  which is “ popular in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States.”    With warmer weather here, I have been on the lookout for summer beverages that are healthy and refreshing!

Mango Lime Agua Fresca

Mango Lime Agua Fresca

My kids described the drink as a cross between a smoothie and juice and it got three thumbs up.  (If you like the straw in the pictures, head on over to my peach margarita post where I have a glass straw gift card giveaway going on.)

Mangoes and Limes

Mangoes and Limes

Consumption of more typical summer beverages like sugared and diet soda are coming under increasing scrutiny.  According to the Mayo Clinic Women’s Healthsource, “studies have found an association between America’s soda habit and the rising rate of obesity  and type 2 diabetes in children and adults. Concerns have also been raised about the toll that these beverages might take on the heart,bones and kidneys… Research suggests that even low-calorie soft drinks can contribute to weight gain and other problems.”

Agua Fresca Fixings

Agua Fresca Fixings

Mangos, on the other hand, are seriously healthy with generous amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A and folate (see below)–and of course the lime is no nutritional slouch either! Do you have a favorite healthy summer beverage? 

Mango Nutrition - from Mango.org

Mango Nutrition – from Mango.org

 

Mango Lime Agua Fresca
Serves 4
What’s more thirst quenching than a smoothie and more fruity-flavorful than water? Mango Lime Agua Fresca!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
119 calories
31 g
0 g
1 g
2 g
0 g
441 g
12 g
26 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
441g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 12mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 26g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
37%
Vitamin C
118%
Calcium
4%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 mangos, peeled, diced & seed discarded
  2. 3 cups water
  3. 1 cup ice
  4. 2 T sugar
  5. juice from 2 limes
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend on high until thoroughly blended. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.
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calories
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fat
1g
protein
2g
carbs
31g
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12 thoughts on “Mango Lime Agua Fresca

  1. Kathy

    This drink sounds luscious…a perfect drink for a hot summery day! Can’t wait to give it a try…bet it would be good with peaches too!

    1. Inger Post author

      I’ll bet it would be good with peaches Kathy! And I just saw one made with cantaloupe too!

  2. Karis

    It’s funny, I had never heard of agua frescas either until Abby’s post and now I realize they’re on menus all over here in Miami. Love your photo showing the detail on the straw!

    1. Inger Post author

      The straws were fun to work with–especially the green dot version. Now that it’s really getting summery you’ll have to go out and start sampling the local agua frescas!

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