How to make aguas frescas: fresh fruit water
With the recent buzz on the hazards of too much sugar in our diets, I’ve found myself looking for ways to trim sugar wherever I can while maintaining a bit of fun. My boys drink a lot of water, but every now and again they want something different, something sweeter.
That’s when I turn to making a pitcher of fresh fruit water. In the latin community, this is often referred to as “aguas frescas.” A few slices of lemon, lime and orange makes a glass of cold water even more refreshing. One of our favorite combinations include a few lemon slices along with some sweet, ruby-red strawberries. Instant strawberry lemonade without all the added sugar!
Try adding some fruit to your child’s lunch box water bottle as a change from the usual juice, milk or (hopefully) water.
A few flavor combination suggestions…
- Strawberries and lemons
- Lemon, orange and lime slices
- Strawberries and blueberries
Make sure your water is chilled and give the lemons, limes or oranges a little squeeze to release the juices as you add them to the water. Enjoy!