National Strawberry Month

Here at ChopChop, we celebrate healthy and delicious food everyday.  We love when there’s even more reason to celebrate, with a wacky, fun food holiday.  May has many food holidays and ChopChop will be celebrating all month long.  We’ll be giving you ideas on ways to celebrate with us and of course, some recipes to try with your family! 

May is National Strawberry Month. Strawberry season is coming and we’re excited to eat strawberries in salads, desserts, smoothies, and this Strawberry Agua Fresca.   Agua fresca, which means “fresh water” in Spanish, is a popular fruity drink in Mexico. It’s super- refreshing and requires no cooking at all. You can make it with almost any ripe, juicy fruit, but here we’re using strawberries. For the most flavorful drink, use the reddest, ripest berries you can find.

STRAWBERRY AGUA FRESCA

HANDS-ON TIME: 10 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 10 MINUTES

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS

KITCHEN GEAR: 

Sharp knife (adult needed)
Cutting board
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Blender (adult needed)

INGREDIENTS

3 cups fresh (or unsweetened frozen) strawberries, hullled (hulled means with the green top and stem taken out )

3 cups cold water

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice or vanilla extract

1 tablespoon honey, real maple syrup, or sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

1.     Put all the ingredients in the blender.

2.     Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.

3.     Serve right away (with ice cubes if you like), or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

http://www.chopchopmag.org/recipe/strawberry-agua-fresca