I may or may not be starting an obsession with fruity agua frescas. It started with my Kiwi Cucumber Agua Fresca and now I’m bringing you another delicious tropical flavor. I’m a HUGE pina colada fan. Huge. One of my absolute favorite things to sip on anytime I am on a cruise vacation is a virgin pina colada. I try to limit myself to only one a day, because while they are delicious I know good and well that they are PACKED with sugary goodness. That’s what I love about this agua fresca: no artifical colors, soda, sherbet, or ice cream. Two ingredients: pineapple & coconut water. Does it get any easier than that?
With the help of my Blendtec Designer 625 Blender I was able to whip this up in a matter of minutes. Really, it only took 30 seconds – the other minute or two comes from slicing and dicing your fresh pineapple. Today kicks off National Food Allergy Awareness Week. While I am fortunate enough to not suffer from food allergies, I know there are many out there that do. In my research of coconut being considered a ‘tree nut’ here what I found: “Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is classified as a fruit, even though the Food and Drug Administration recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut.”. *If you do happen to be allergic to coconut, a Pineapple Agua Fresca would be just as tasty, simply replace the coconut water with plain water!
Pina Colada Agua Fresca
- 1 pineapple cubed
- 32 oz. coconut water I used a pineapple coconut water
- Add ingredients to your blender. Blend for 30 seconds. Pour juice through a strainer to remove excess pulp. Serve cold or over ice. Enjoy!
Adapted from Kiwi Cucumber Agua Fresca