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Strawberry Agua Fresca

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Strawberry Agua Fresca

Sep 01, 2021
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Stop Food Waste Blog

Turn ripe and bruised strawberries into a refreshing agua fresca drink.

Food Shift's Chef Jen shares an innovative recipe to use strawberries at peak ripeness and even ones that are a bit bruised!

Chef Jen also highlights how she stores fruit in her fridge for maximum freshness and how to use strawberry tops for a delicious spa water.

Check out the video below for more tips on maximizing this delicious fruit!


Agua Fresca Recipe

2 cups roughly chopped fruit (strawberries, mangos, peaches, watermelon, etc.)
1 cup water
1/2 lemon juice (or other citrus such as orange or lime)
1 teaspoon sugar (add more or less depending on sweetness of fruit and your taste)
2-3 leaves of mint, basil, or other herb of your choice (optional)

Blend ingredients in a blender, adding torn herb leaves last.

Pour the agua fresca over ice, or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

You can also freeze the agua fresca into popsicles or ice cubes to make spa water in the future. Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Food Shift and their programs to rescue surplus food that would otherwise waste away in landfills and utilize it to fuel their social enterprise kitchen.