Pineapple-Cilantro Agua Fresca

When you want to sip on something fruity and refreshing, make this agua fresca. Popular throughout Mexico and South America, this fruit-infused water blends pineapple and water with lime juice and cilantro for even more flavor. The fruit is pureed and can be strained, but we skip the latter step for a thicker beverage. You can spike it if you want; stir 1 1/2 ounces of rum into each serving.

pineapple cilantro agua fresca
Photo: Carson Downing
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 cups chopped pineapple

  • 1 cup water

  • Juice of 1/2 lime

  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • Ice for serving


  1. Combine pineapple, water, lime juice, agave and cilantro in a blender. Process until smooth. Serve over ice.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
28g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 21g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 122IU 2%
Vitamin C 82mg 91%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 191mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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