Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca

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Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Calories
67

Light and refreshing, this Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca is just the drink to keep you cool all summer long. An easy drink recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to make and is sweetened with agave nectar.

Want more refreshing summer drinks? Try out my Raspberry Peach Lemonade or my Kiwi Pineapple Agua Fresca.

Easy Homemade Agua Fresca

When it comes to light and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks in the summertime, agua frescas are a go-to for my family. We make all different versions based on the fresh fruit we have on hand but this Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca is definitely a family favorite.

Strawberry and pineapple are a fruit combo that’s not paired together quite often enough and I love the balance of flavors in this refreshing summer drink. A splash of lime juice enhances the flavors and brights it up just a bit while the agave nectar adds just the perfect amount of sweetness. (And, of course, you can completely leave that out if you want!)

This is one of my favorite drinks for pool days and it’s frequently requested by kids and adults alike.

Overhead view of glasses of pineapple strawberry agua fresca

What Is An Agua Fresca?

Agua Fresca literally translates to “fresh (cool) water” in Spanish. They are a popular drink in Mexico and throughout Latin America. They are most often made with fruit blended with water and then strained so you’re drinking just the water without the pulp. Fresh lime and a sweetener like agave nectar are usually added as well.

They’re a refreshing drink perfect for summertime.

A glass of strawberry agua fresca garnished with a strawberry and lime slice

Is Agua Fresca The Same As Fruit Juice?

Agua fresca is not the same as fruit juice. A more appropriate description would be fruit water. Unlike juices that contain lots of sweeteners and can be more concentrated, agua frescas are typically just fresh fruit blended with water, lime juice, and a bit of sweetener.

Agua frescas are actually a great alternative to sugary fruit juices and lemonades.

Overhead view of pineapple strawberry agua fresca ingredients

What You’ll Need

Four ingredients are all you need to make this pineapple agua fresca.

  • Pineapple – Roughly chopped into chunks.
  • Strawberries
  • Water
  • Agave nectar – My preferred sweetener. Adjust the amount to your preference.
  • Lime juice – Freshly squeezed lime juice is essential.
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Can I Use A Different Sweetener?

Honey, coconut sugar, and even granulated sugar or brown sugar can be added as a sweetener. I prefer the flavor of agave nectar and it is slightly more traditional as well, and doesn’t give the drink a too sugary flavor.

How to Make Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca

This refreshing summer drink comes together in just a few steps.

  • Blend. Blend all of the ingredients with a cup of water in a blender until pureed with no chunks remaining.
  • Strain. Use a spoon or spatula to pour the juice through a strainer into the pitcher.
  • Serve. Add the remaining water to the pitcher. Stir and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

Agua frescas can be made with any number of fruits. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Any berries (blackberry is especially refreshing!)
  • Melon (watermelon, honeydew, canteloupe)
  • Cucumber
  • Peach
  • Hibiscus
  • Jamaica
  • Mango
  • Kiwi

You can also add refreshing herbs like mint to the agua frescas and mix and match the fruits based on what you prefer.

Two glasses of agua fresca in front of a pitcher

Serving Suggestions

Serve your pineapple strawberry agua fresca chilled or over ice. I like to keep the pitcher in the fridge until serving as it’s just that much more refreshing when served chilled.

Agua frescas are ideal for summer potlucks, picnics, pool days, and get-togethers as they’re one drink the entire family can enjoy.

Angled view of glasses of pineapple strawberry agua fresca

How Long Will This Last?

Since this blended fruit water is made with fresh fruit, it should be enjoyed within 24 hours or so. You can definitely make it the night before or enjoy it the following day but don’t keep it for longer than that.

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A glass of strawberry agua fresca garnished with a strawberry and lime slice

Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 10 mins
  • yield Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • category Category: Drink, Kid Friendly
  • method Method: Blended
  • cuisine Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Light and refreshing, this Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca is just the drink to keep you cool all summer long. This easy drink recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and is sweetened with agave nectar.

Scale

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • juice of 1 lime (about 23 tablespoons)

Instructions

  1. Add pineapple, strawberries, 1 cup of water, agave nectar, and lime juice to a blender.
  2. Blend until pureed and there are no more chunks left.
  3. Pour juice through a strainer into a pitcher. (you may need to use a spoon or spatula to help it through)
  4. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of water to the pitcher. Stir to mix and serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6 oz.
  • Calories: 67
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: strawberry agua fresca, easy drink recipe, refreshing summer drink

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22 Responses
  1. Niki

    This was a fantastic tasting and popular drink at the ladies’ brunch I hosted yesterday. I made a second batch and froze it into popsicle molds. A great desert or snack for kids and grownups.

  2. Steph

    This looks perfect for my daughters first birthday Fiesta!! Do you think it’d be ok to make the day before and have sit in the fridge? Or is it better to be served right away? Thank you!

  3. Joanna

    What a timely story 😢. I just lost my 17year old daughter to suicide on April 5th. I’m struggling to get life back to normal as I still have a 12 year old son. I clicked on the recipe because it sounded very interesting, and found this story that captures just how I feel.. Thank you in more ways than one

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      Krista

      OH Joanna, I am so sorry to hear that! That absolutely breaks my heart. Loosing a child is one of the hardest things ever. I love that God spoke to you tenderly through this post, because believe me He did the same to me. Praying for your heart sweet Joanna!

    2. Melissa

      Joanna, I understand your grief and struggle to keep on with daily life after losing a child. My son died in early March 2017 a week before his 28th birthday. Trusting God and continuing with life demands is truly difficult. I miss him every day and my heart hurts for the loss of what was to come. I clicked on the recipe, read the story, felt it spoke to my heart, but I know the real reason I clicked on this recipe was to know there’s another family out there dealing with the same loss my family is dealing with. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

    3. Barb

      God has a way of sending us messages. You & your family are in my prayers.
      Thank you Krista for sharing God’s word🙏❤️

  4. Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day

    This agua fresca looks amazing! I tend to order drinks like this in restaurants because I never realized how easy they are to make at home! Beautiful photos, too.

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