Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca is a refreshing summer beverage of blended cucumber, water, lime, and mint. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo and summertime festivities!
Agua frescas have become my hot and humid weather beverage of choice lately, and this variation of a Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca is one of my go-to flavor variations. Agua frescas are non-alcoholic blended beverages of fruit (yes, cucumbers are actually a fruit!), lime juice, and water. Often there is added sugar in agua fresca recipes, but I chose not add any to mine to really let the mellow cucumber and mint flavors shine.
Cucumbers are a fantastic addition to agua frescas because of their myriad of health benefits:
- Cucumbers are incredibly hydrating with a 96% water content.
- The antioxidants found in cucumbers may help reduce chronic disease risk.
- Cucumbers may help with digestive regularity due to their water and fiber content.
I love the addition of mint in my Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca, but you can opt to leave it out or play with other flavor enhancers as well (like fresh ginger or basil).
I also tried this Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca one afternoon with half water and half coconut water, and my toddler and I both loved it. The cucumber water added the slightest amount of subtle sweetness and a trace coconut flavor that complemented the flavors of cucumber and mint well.
Want to learn more about agua frescas and why they can be part of a healthy diet? Check out my post on How to Make Agua Fresca. And if enjoyed this Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca and want to try some other flavors, check out my other favorite agua fresca recipes, too:
- Cantaloupe Basil Agua Fresca
- Grape Agua Fresca
- Strawberry Ginger Agua Fresca
- Watermelon Agua Fresca
- Mango Agua Fresca
Try making Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca to enjoy as part of Cinco de Mayo festivities, bridal showers, baby showers, or hot summer days, they’re a refreshing addition to quickly blend together. If you make any of these agua fresca recipes, or if create your own, let me know what you think! Leave a comment (and rate the recipe!) below, and share a picture to social media (tag @nutritiontofit and #nutritiontofit).
Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca
- 1 cup cucumber slices can peel if desire
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lime juice juice from ½ a lime
- 2 mint leaves
- Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend on high for 60 seconds, or until all ingredients are fully pureed.