Spinach, Pineapple and Lemon Agua Fresca

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There are all kinds of agua fresca throughout Latin America.  It is simply just water, fruit and sugar blended up and as the name states: it is very refreshing (agua fresca=fresh water) and very delicious if I may say.  Standard flavors for agua fresca include strawberry, cantaloupe, mango and watermelon.

I tried this version about a month ago in Southern California and knew I had to make it for myself.  It may seem a little unorthodox to blend spinach, pineapple and lemon together.  In a nutshell, it just works.  It is tart and sweet and very refreshing.  This agua fresca tastes like what a pineapple lemonade would taste like.  Plus the color is vibrant and beautiful.

WHAT YOU NEED:

– ½ cup of water;

-3 tablespoons of sugar;

-1 cup of spinach, tightly packed;

– 1 cup of pineapple, diced;

-Juice of 1 lemon;

WHAT YOU DO:

Toss all ingredients into blender.  Blend until smooth.  Strain if desired and pour over ice. Enjoy.

in blender

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