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We are cheering with banana agua fresca just because it is a great drink to enjoy anytime!
Did you know that bananas are an amazing source of potassium and you can use them to prepare refreshing banana agua fresca? Watch this video and learn how easy is to make this banana agua fresca at home.
My mom was used to make this agua fresca recipe using ripen bananas. Many cooks do not like to waste bananas that nobody wants, so home chefs bake banana bread.
But you might be wondering why bananas turn brown? The high amounts of ethylene cause the yellow pigments in bananas to decay into those characteristic brown spots in a process called enzymatic browning. Black bananas are not good to eat but brown bananas are good to be repurposed for baking, and more.
We like to make agua fresca utilizing those ugly brown bananas that otherwise will end up in the trash because nobody wants them. And then rather than baking banana bread we suggest this refreshing agua fresca to avoid all those calories but still having a satisfying and tasty midday snack or after working out.
This agua fresca is made with ripen bananas, turbinado sugar, fresh mint lemon juice, and purified water. Since bananas oxidize quick this banana agua fresca should be enjoyed fresh and same day it was made. It is so delicious that I bet it will disappear in a snap. Just serve it cold and use a nice goblet or glass.
Agua frescas are a great way to utilize fruit and avoid waste. How many times we find ourselves with fruit that is about to expire. And making a fresh drink using that fruit is also a good choice. This helps adding more fruits to the daily diet and opt for better natural drinks to offer the family instead of sugary sodas.
When growing up at my home we never had sodas for us in the pantry. Soda pop was offered only for parties and special celebrations. Daily drinks to pair with lunch was freshly made agua fresca using seasonal fruit. That tradition has stick and I offer my family natural fruit drinks too.
Now tell us, do you enjoy agua fresca? Hoping you try this banana agua fresca soon.
Banana Agua Fresca
- 2 bananas ripen
- 1/3 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 yellow lemon
- 15 leaves of fresh mint
- 6 cups purified water
- 2 cups crushed ice
- Peel the bananas and remove the seeds. Cut 15 leaves of fresh mint.
- Add the water to the blender and the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend and serve with crushed ice.