It’s starting to get hot here in Nashville, like real hot. I’m realizing just how lucky I’ve been to be pregnant in the winter and spring months, because dang. I wake up and fall asleep craving ice cold drinks and ice cream. I simply can’t knock it. Therefore, after my husband got his new cookbook “Tu Casa Mi Casa” by Enrique Olvera, I decided there was only one thing to do…make a sugar-free version of one of his many agua fresca recipes! Now, if you haven’t heard of Enrique, first off, go to Netflix and watch his episode on Chef’s Table. Second, if you’re in the NY area, visit his USA based restaurant Cosme. My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting this gem a couple years back and definitely were NOT disappointed. And third, buy his new book, which pays true homage to my husband’s culture and food. I’m no expert in Mexican cuisine and cooking, but I’ve learned enough through my husband of what’s the real deal or not. And let me just tell you, Enrique is beyond the “real deal.” So, do yourself a favor and check him out (starting with that Chef’s Table episode I mentioned). So yeah, as you guessed, I truly can’t take credit for today’s recipe. Tu Casa Mi Casa include a lot of great cold, refreshing sweet treats, including a coconut smoothie, cocao water, and this avocado and citrus water. If you don’t have limes, simply use lemons, or if you are feeling fancy, opt for key limes. While similar to a typical lemonade, the addition of avocado adds a slight creaminess to an otherwise icy cold drink. Overall, the recipe couldn’t be easier and more refreshing on a hot summer (or Nashville spring) day.
Avocado and Lime Agua Fresca
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup granulated Swerve (or) monk fruit
- 4 cups cold water
- Ice for serving
- In a blender, blend together the first 4 ingredients until smooth.
- Pour over ice and serve.
Feel free to start with 1/4 cup of sweetener and adjust the sweetness according to your own personal preference.
Use honey in place of the sugar alcohol for an AIP-friendly variation
Romans 5:6-8 “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”