Agua de piña, or Mexican pineapple agua fresca, is a refreshing that needs just 3 ingredients and it’s also sugar free!
Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican vegan, vegan
Author: Nancy Lopez & MexicanMadeMeatless.com
large pitcher for serving
1 1/4lbs.pineapple chunksthe weight is after peeling
1smalllimejuiced optional adjust to taste or tartness of your pineapple
5cupswater divided and add more or less according to your taste
Prepare the fresh pineapple (you can see the link below for a tutorial on how to cut the pineapple), place it in the blender, pour in or squeeze in the lime juice, then pour in a little more than half of the water called for in the recipe. Blend until completely smooth.
In a large pitcher pour the chia seeds then place a colander over it. Strain the blended pineapple juice. Use a spatula or spoon to help you squeeze out as much of the juice as possible. If you have to, work in small batches to avoid a mess.
Discard the leftover pulp then pour in the remaining cold water into the pitcher. Give the agua a very good mix. Place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or until ready to use. You’ll allow the chia seeds to fully hydrate and the drink to further chill.
Serve chilled and over plenty of ice cubes. You can decorate with a slice of lime and a few pieces of pineapple, if desired. Enjoy!
Add sparkling water or club soda for a bubbly touch to it, similar to a softdrink.
Spike it! Make an fun adult version by spiking it with rum or tequila or vodka all go great with pineapple.
Add ice to make it a slushy drink — if you add tequila you can turn it into a skinny margarita.
If you add ice you could serve it just like a mangonada with the chamoy. So yum!
Other fruits that combine well with pineapple are orange, strawberry and mango too.