Beverage

Orange Strawberry Agua Fresca

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Agua Fresca or Agua de Frutas is a distinct trait of the Mexican beverage culture. There is no distinct English name for this light-bodied refreshing drink. So it could be translated as fresh, cool or fruit water, but one thing is for sure is that it is hugely popular in Mexico and even in the US. Traditionally made of sweet local fruits, herbs, spices and water, Agua Fresca is sold in large barrel-like glass containers in numerous bodegas and eateries across Central America. Its main purpose is to quench the thirst and to refresh the palate between consuming incredibly spicy dishes from the Mexican cuisine.

The oranges in our Agua Fresca recipe have been proven to be an excellent food source of active phytochemicals like vitamin C, folic acid, carotenoids and flavonoids. One 2005 year study suggests people who consumed orange juice for 3 weeks had significant levels of these nutrients in the blood and an improved cholesterol index as well. Oranges are rich in beta-cryptoxanthin, the carotenoid antioxidant compound playing a certain role in eyesight health, growth and immune response. Strawberries, the other ingredient of the drink, contain a unique list of sugars, vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in phenolic antioxidant compounds which were shown to detoxify free radicals, to enhance cell survival and to repair damaged DNA.

This Agua Fresca recipe is sure to refresh your day in a berry orange-inal way!

2
600 g. seedless oranges, peeled and roughly chopped
250 g. strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
7 g. mint leaves
750 ml. water
  1. Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Strain blended mixture through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth.
  3. Chill agua fresca and serve over ice cubes.

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Nutritions

Calories
187

Sodium
13mg
0% DV

Fat
11g
18% DV

Protein
7g
15% DV

Carbs
48g
16% DV

Fiber
12g
50% DV

This cheese bake is very easy and quick, so anyone can make this, including those who have lots to do or those of you who have not enough time.

100 g Prawn
1/2 Bloccoli
Sauce:
6 tbsp Mayonnaise
4 tbsp Milk
1/2 tsp Mastard
100 g Cheese
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Pepper
4 people

1. Cut the big prawn in half.

2. Put mayonnaise, milk, mustard , salt and pepper in a jam jar. Close the lid and shake it.

3. Place the broccoli and the prawn into an ovensafe dish.

4....
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Nutritions

Calories
384

Sodium
1424mg
59% DV

Fat
28g
43% DV

Protein
23g
46% DV

Carbs
5g
1% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV

This traditional German Christmas Stollen bread is a festive addition to your holiday celebration! The rich, buttery sweet bread is studded with a variety of dried fruits like cranberries, cherries and raisins, nuts, subtle notes of citrus, and plenty of warm spices. Finish it off with a blizzard of powdered sugar, grab a warm cup of coffee, and settle in for the ultimate cozy treat!

For the Fruit:
1 c raisins
1/3 c golden raisins
1/3 c sweetened dried cranberries
1/3 c dried cherries
3 T dark rum or orange juice
For the Sponge:
2 packets active dry yeast
1/4 c warm water
2/3 c whole milk
1 t honey
1 c all purpose flour
For the Dough:
1/3 c honey
1 egg
1/2 c salted butter
1 T lemon zest
1 t salt
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 c chopped nuts
3-4 c all purpose flour
vegetable oil ( for coating the bowl )
For the Filling:
2 T salted butter
2 t ground cinnamon
3 T granulated sugar
For the Topping:
1/2 c confectioners sugar
2 loaves

PREPARE FRUIT