Mango Agua Fresca


By Lori Taylor

Looking for a simple and refreshing beverage to sip on this summer? It doesn’t get easier or more refreshing than mango agua fresca.

What is Agua Fresca?

Agua Fresca is a Mexican drink meaning “fresh water” or “cool water.” It’s made by combining fresh fruit, lime juice, and water. This hydrating drink is a nutritious way to quench your thirst. If you’re trying to cut back on sugary drinks and increase your water intake, agua fresca can be a great option.

Agua Fresca is served unfiltered, which helps preserve the fiber and other nutrients often lost in filtered juices.

Agua Fresca is a great substitute for juice. Because it is primarily water, agua fresca is lighter than juice but still provides plenty of fruit flavor. Store-bought juices often contain high quantities of added sugar. On the other hand, our mango agua fresca only calls for a tablespoon of sugar.

Making Mango Agua Fresca

It’s easy to make your own mango agua fresca! Simply place mango slices, water, lime juice, and sugar in a blender and blend on high until foamy.

Next, pour the golden liquid through a strainer and into a tall glass and enjoy!

Other ripe fruits such as peaches, plums, pineapples, papaya, bananas, melons, and strawberries would be tasty alternatives. Mix and match. You can substitute orange juice for the water. The general ratio is 1 cup very ripe fruit to 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon sugar, and a squirt of lime juice.

Give our recipe for cantaloupe agua fresca with coconut water a try next!

mango agua fresca

Mango Agua Fresca

A simple and refreshing beverage
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people


  • Blender


  • 1 cup mango chunks
  • 1 cup water ice cold
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  • Put the mango pieces, water, lime juice and sugar in a blender and blend on high until foamy.
  • Pour the golden liquid through a strainer into a tall glass and enjoy.

If you’re looking to increase your consumption of water and healthy fruits, give this recipe for mango agua fresca a try!

How did you like this fruity beverage? Share your review in the comments below or in our Facebook group.

Mango Agua Fresca
Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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