5 Ingredients or Fewer


June  4, 2011
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  • Serves 1-2
Author Notes

Licuado de agua is a refreshing drink made by blending fresh seasonal fruit with fresh fruit juice. Originally from Latin America, the most popular flavors are made with tropical fruits like mangoes, papayas, and bananas, but you also see licuado de agua made with strawberries and melon. On the street or in open-air markets, these drinks are like smoothies without the ice. They are blended in licuadores and then poured into "to go" cups. On a hot day, they are delicious.

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup chopped very ripe mangoes
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 small Mexican lime, juiced (use 1/2 an American lime)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  1. BLEND: Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on HIGH until liquid is pureed and frothy.
  2. STRAIN AND SERVE: Pour liquid through a mesh strainer into one or two tall glasses and serve.

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  • boulangere
  • Limón
Waverly used to be a lawyer and is now a mother 24/7. She has made a commitment to cooking for her family and absolutely loves it even when her family does not. She is teaching them, one meal at a time, to enjoy wholesome homemade food. She abhors processed food but recognizes its insidious nature and accepts the fact that her children will occasionally get some Skittles, Doritos, or the like. Her philosophy and hope is that if she teaches them well at home, they will prefer wholesome healthy foods when they go out into the world without her.

2 Reviews

Limón June 26, 2011
This sounds great! I love fruits, and I die for lemons and limes. Mangos are sweet and with a touch of any citric they will be terrific. I can’t wait to get some ripe mangos and try this "Jugo de Mango".
My daughter is coming back from France with a lot of recipes to share, but I already know that she will make this one, one of her favorites.

boulangere June 26, 2011
Ooooh. I can practically taste it just from your ingredients. My favorite fruit flavors all in 1 glass.