Monday, July 18, 2011

Agua de Guayaba (Guava Agua Fresca)

Aguas Frescas are a refreshing beverage traditionally served at lunch or dinner. But did you know that Aguas Frescas can also be served at breakfast? One of my favorite aguas frescas to serve with breakfast is Agua de Guayaba (Guava). The distinct flavor of the guavas wakes you right up! And did you know that guavas are an excellent source of vitamin C?! But talk about a great way to start the day! Not only are guavas good for you, but they're also incredibly fragrant. As soon as you leave them on your kitchen counter, your whole house starts to smell like guavas. Guavas are the best all-natural air freshener out there. And in case I haven't mentioned it, guavas are delicious and sweet. The perfect fruit and those of us here in Mexico are lucky that they're available pretty much year round.


Agua de Guayaba

Ingredients:
  • Fresh Guavas, cut in halves 
  • 1 to 1-1/3 cups sugar

Directions:
Fill a 6-cup blender cup with guava halves.  Add enough water to the blender cup to cover the guavas. Puree until smooth. Strain the guava puree into a 1 gallon pitcher. Add sugar and enough water to fill the pitcher.  Stir well to dissolve the sugar.  Serve with or without ice.  Enjoy!!!

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6 comments:

  1. Como extraño el agua de guayaba, en mi casa en México tenemos un huerto con muchos arboles frutales, así que no tenia ni que comprar para disfrutar de tan deliciosas frutas, me fascina la guayaba. Con esta receta me trajiste muy buenos recuerdos =)

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  2. I can only find fresh guayaba for a limited period at our Mexican markets every year.  Hubby loves it, though...and we make this when we can get it.  Makes me wish I had a refreshing glass now!

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  3. Hi Leslie, 

    I love your blog with so many yummy, authentic Mexican treats! Thanks so much for sharing and I really hope you'll check out my blog on Mexican food recipes too: www.mexfoodrecipes.com. Stop by and get inspired! Have a great day, Maria

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  4. Yvette ~ Muy Bueno CookbookJuly 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    YUM! I just bought some guayabas at our local market and look forward to making agua de guayaba. This would be a GREAT paleta too. YUM!

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  5. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, Maria!  I look forward to visiting your website. :)  

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  6.  Ooohhh!  Paletas de Guayaba are so delicious and this recipe works really well for paletas.  Of course, when I'm making paletas, I don't strain the pulp or the seeds.  :) 

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