Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca


We are in the middle of a serious heatwave. I know many of my readers will scoff when I tell you the temperature, but please keep in mind that I live in Vancouver. My city is typically a rainforest. I’m not accustomed to these temperatures. I don’t have air conditioner! I’m melting! I’m melting!

Outside, the temperature will hit 29C (84F) which means the inside of my apartment will be a balmy 35C (95F). I love my loft apartment, but it’s not designed for the heat. There is no place for a portable air conditioner because I only have two windows and they are 20 feet up in the air! Instead, we have a fan and we have Agua Fresca to keep us cool. 

Agua Frescas are non-alchoholic beverages that can include any number of ingredients including fruit, herbs and seeds with water. The thing I like about Agua Fresca is that it gives me the “essence of juice” without causing me to lapse in to a sugar coma. It’s perfect for hot days when you need to stay hydrated.

Yesterday, I made this blueberry-mint version because we had a metric buttload of delicious local blueberries on hand.. Today, I’ll probably make one with honeydew and mint. This recipe isn’t really a recipe, more of a guideline. You can switch up the fruit/herb to suit your tastes (and whatever you have in the fridge). Here are some combinations I’m planning to try…

  • Cantaloup + basil
  • Pineapple + ginger
  • Mango + chili pepper
  • Strawberry + thyme
  • Kiwi + lime

It’s not an exact science, but my basic ratio is 1.5 cups of fruit +  4 cups water + juice of half a lime +  herbs and sweetener to taste.


Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups


  • 1.5 cups blueberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 5 mint leaves
  • Juice of half a lime
  • sweetener of choice to taste*


  1. Combine all the ingredients in your blender at high speed. Taste for sweetness and adjust if needed. Serve chilled over ice.


*I used 2 tsp of honey and 10 drops of stevia to keep the sugar levels down.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup




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