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Peach Melba Agua Fresca Recipe

Updated: 5 days ago

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, fruity beverages that are both delicious and hydrating. One of my favorite creations is Peach Melba Agua Fresca. This delightful drink combines the sweet juiciness of peaches with the tart brightness of raspberries, creating a refreshing treat that's perfect for hot days. Plus, it's incredibly easy to make! I know I will be sipping on this in my beach chair.


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What is Agua Fresca?

Agua fresca, which translates to "fresh water," is a traditional Mexican beverage made from water blended with fruits, flowers, or seeds. It's lightly sweetened and wonderfully refreshing, making it a staple during warm weather. This Peach Melba version is a twist on the classic, inspired by the famous Peach Melba dessert, which features peaches, raspberries, and vanilla.


Ingredients

Peaches: High in soluble and insoluble fiber, peaches are great for digestion. They also are high in polyphenols, which is great for reducing inflammation. Peaches also contain a lot of vitamin C which makes them great for your immune system.


Raspberries: High in fiber, these berries are great for gut and heart health. They have also been shown to help reduce inflammation and regulate blood sugar. Raspberries are also high in ellagic acid which are are also powerful antioxidants that help reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes.


Sweetener: Sugar is not necessary for this drink if your fruit is very sweet and ripe. Make sure you blend before and taste after to see how much you need to add.


Drink Variations

Fruits: Feel free to switch to other berries for this drink's raspberries. For the peaches, feel free to try any other stone fruit.


Sweetener: If you don't want to use sugar, try stevia, honey or monk fruit. Some agua fresca recipes also include sweetened condensed milk or raw sugar, so those are options as well!


Herbal Twist: Add a handful of fresh basil or mint leaves to the blender for a unique herbal note.


Sparkling Version: For a fizzy twist, blend the fruit with half still water, then top with sparkling water.



Health Benefits

This Peach Melba Agua Fresca isn't just a treat for your taste buds—it's also packed with nutritional benefits:


  • Peaches are rich in vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and fiber.

  • Raspberries provide a good dose of vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber.

  • Lime Juice adds a burst of vitamin C and helps with digestion.



Peach Melba Agua Fresca is a simple, refreshing beverage that captures the essence of summer in every sip. It's perfect for picnics, barbecues, or just lounging by the pool. Give it a try, and let the vibrant flavors of peaches and raspberries rejuvenate you on those hot summer days!


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