Spanish for "fresh water," agua fresca is a refreshing, fruit-infused drink that is served throughout Mexico. Depending on the ripeness of the berries, adjust the amount of sugar for desired sweetness.
4 cups water 1/3 cup sugar 6 cups hulled strawberries 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
Combine water and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Place strawberries in a blender, and process until smooth. Combine the sugar mixture, strawberry puree, and juice; stir well.
Yield: 8 cups (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)
CALORIES 71 (4% from fat); FAT 0.4g (satfat 0.0g, monofat 0.1g, polyfat 0.2g); PROTEIN 0.8g; CARBOHYDRATE 17.8g; FIBER 2.3g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; IRON 0.5mg; SODIUM 4mg; CALCIUM 21mg; Cooking Light, MAY 2005
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"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!