Grape Agua Fresca

Grape Agua Fresca

Grape Agua Fresca is a refreshing summer beverage of blended grapes, water, and lime. It’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo and summertime festivities! 

tall glass of vibrant dark purple grape agua fresca

Grape Agua Fresca may initially seem a little different of a choice for an agua fresca recipe. After all, most agua fresca recipes showcare the fruits like watermelon, pineapple, and strawberries in the beautiful, hydrating beverages. But I quickly learned grapes are a match made in heaven when blended with water and lime for a delightful grape agua fresca. In fact, after several rounds of agua fresca recipe testing, my husband still maintains this Grape Agua Fresca was his favorite!

Like all agua frescas, this Grape Agua Fresca makes a hydrating beverage choice packed with all the fiber and nutrients found in grapes. Other health benefits it has include:

  • Grapes are rich in polyphenols, which can offer protection against disease and environmental damages.
  • These same polyphenols may also protect against cardiovascular disease.
  • Grapes contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) like linolenic acid, which is abundant in your skin. Dietary intake of PUFAs may reduce inflammation in the skin and improve skin sensitivity.
  • Grapes are also a good source of Vitamin K, which is an essential nutrient for blood clotting.
  • They contain a small about of soluble fiber.

Overhead view of a bright purple froth on a glass of freshly blended grape agua fresca

One thing to note with this Grape Agua Fresca is that depending on the strength of your blender you may want to let it blend an extra 1-2 minutes. The peels on the grapes are a little tougher to blend than say watermelon, but with a little extra time you should be fine! The Grape Agua Fresca pictured here was not strained or filtered in any way.

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 you enjoyed this Grape Agua Fresca and want to try some other flavors, check out my other favorite agua fresca recipes, too:

Try making Grape 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).

tall glass of vibrant dark purple grape agua fresca

Grape Agua Fresca

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 53 kcal

Grape Agua Fresca is a refreshing summer beverage of blended grapes, water, and lime. It's perfect for Cinco de Mayo and summertime festivities!

free from: gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, treenuts, peanuts

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lime juice juice from 1/2 a lime

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until all ingredients are fully pureed. 

Recipe Notes

Grape Agua Fresca can be served immediately over ice, or can be chilled in the refrigerator up to 72 hours. If you're making in advance, be sure to give it a good stir or shake before serving (there are no additives, so separation will occur!)

Note: especially if you have an older or less powerful blender, you may need to blend even longer to completely pulverize the grape peel. This Grape Agua Fresca pictured was not strained at all, so you can see that the peel can blend very well!

Black seedless grapes were used in the Grape Agua Fresca pictured, but you can use any variety of seedless grapes you prefer! Nutritional info will vary.

Nutrition Facts
Grape Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Grape Agua Fresca is a refreshing summer beverage of blended grapes, water, and lime. It's perfect for Cinco de Mayo and summertime festivities! 

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