Agua Fresca de Pepino (Blended Cucumber and Lime Drink)
Makes 4 servings
3 quarts water
3 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
crushed ice (optional)
slice of lime for garnish (optional)
Pour 1/2 cup of the water and 1 cup of the cucumbers in blender. Blend until cucumbers are pureed then add more cucumbers and water until all cucumbers are pureed.
Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain cucumbers into a pitcher to remove seeds and pulp. Stir in remaining water, lime juice and sugar.
Chill before serving over crushed ice garnished with a slice of lime.
Instead of cucumbers, use tropical fruits like papayas, guava, pineapple or traditional fruits like orange, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, watermelon or a combination of 2 or more.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories 86 Calories from fat 3 Total Fat 0 g Saturated Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 21 g Dietary Fiber 2 g Sugars 12 g Protein 2 g Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%