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A delicious and refreshing Guava Mint Agua Fresca is the perfect complement to any meal. In my Mexican culture we like to prepare agua fresca with seasonal fruit to pair with the meals. Drinking agua fresca is a fresh delicious Mexican tradition as well as a healthy option to complement the daily menu.
Offering guava mint agua fresca adds a portion of fruit combined with water with a little sugar to the intake. Honey, stevia or unrefined sugar like turbinado are often used to sweeten this drink.
Watch the video and see how this recipe is made.
Guava Mint Agua Fresca
- 12 yellow guavas cleaned and cut in halves
- 1 cup tubinado sugar
- 1 fresh mint sprig
- 8 glasses purified water
- 8 servings frappe ice
- Clean the guavas with running water, cut the ends and slice in half.
- With a spoon remove the seeds and place the guava shells in a bowl.
- Add the guava shells to the blender together with the turbinado sugar, mint and water.
- Blend for a few minutes and pour into a pitcher.
- Add frappe ice to glasses and pour the agua fresca. Use a sprig of fresh mint to garnish.
For this guava mint agua fresca I am using Mexican yellow guavas that I found at my local market. It is incredible but in the last fifteen years the diversity in fruits and vegetables offered in my area has expanded considerably. And now the supply of fresh produce is much better than when I first came to live in this country. Situation that makes me very happy because I cannot live without vegetables and fresh fruits.
I added to this drink fresh mint from my garden harvest as well as turbinado sugar to give it a rustic flavor. Then the agua fresca I poured into cute glasses filled with frappe ice. This guava mint agua fresca is delicious and extremely refreshing.
Offering natural drinks is a good addition to the summer menu. Recently I prepared a barbecue at home where I served pork ribs with guava and chipotle. Accompanied by white rice and beans. And I placed on the table a pitcher of this fresh water of guava with mint, which is wonderful for this feast.
Yellow guavas have a floral flavor and aroma. They grow in shrubs that can grow into medium-sized trees. This fruit I love because when I bring it home it is like bringing the aromas of Mexico to my kitchen.