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Pineapple Water / Agua de Piña

This Pineapple Water (also known as Pineapple Agua Fresca) is easy, refreshing and simple. It’s vegan, 3-ingredients and the best agua fresca! Perfect for serving all-year-round! This agua fresca uses mint to add a little extra pizzazz.
Prep Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 3-ingredient, agua fresca, juice, mint, pineapple
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 97kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Pineapple Whole
  • 2 TBSP Agave Nectar
  • 4 Cups Water separated
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Mint Leaves washed thoroughly

Instructions

Cut the Pineapple

  • Cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple.
  • Remove all of the skins, standing the pineapple up on its flat bottom. Remove any leftover “eyes” (aka the dark brown spots).
  • Cut ½” thick rings by laying down the pineapple on its side. Lay the rings flat down and slice medium-sized chunks.

Make the Agua Fresca

  • Add the pineapple chunks, 3 cups of cold water, the fresh mint leaves, and agave nectar into the blender.
  • Blend until smooth, about 60-seconds.
  • Pour the blended pineapple water into a pitcher. (NOTE: An authentic agua fresca is not strained, but I highly recommend straining it to avoid the thickness of the purée if you’re not used to it)
  • Add remaining 1 cup of water. Stir.
  • Taste the pineapple water for sweetness and add more if you prefer.
  • Pour immediately over ice or keep in the fridge for 30-minutes to cool.
  • Keep in the fridge for 2-3 days maximum.

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Notes

Traditionally, you don’t strain the pulp from agua fresca. To keep the most nutrients you can keep the pulp. If you prefer a smoother drink, strain.
Agua frescas only last in the fridge 2-3 days. Specifically, pineapple begins to ferment when sitting out for too long. (Pineapple ferments almost like kombucha and becomes a drink called tepache!)
If you prefer, you can use canned pineapples instead of one fresh one. Swap out 1 whole pineapple for two cans of pineapple.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg