Mango Agua Fresca
This light, refreshing drink popularized in Central America is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick with making agua fresca (Spanish for "fresh water") is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or slushy drink. Feel free to experiment with other flavors such as strawberry, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew.
1 ripe organic mango, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
1 cup purified cold water
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or honey, more or less to taste
Lime wedge and mint leaves for garnish
In a blender, combine mango and water and blend until smooth. Pour through a strainer into an ice-filled glass. You should end up with about 1 cup of liquid. Stir in lime juice and agave. Garnish with lime and mint, and serve.