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Agua de Zanahoria y Piña

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Agua de Zanahoria y Piña

 

I first had this agua when I was visiting my little brother in California.  My mom and I along with my girls had arrived for a two week visit.  When we arrived my little brother took me on a quick street tour to familiarize myself with his new place.  Since,  he had no time off we were to be left on our own until the evening, so he figured he’d better show us a few spots. The grocery store, a few parks, the dreaded wally mart and a few nurseries (my mom cannot travel anywhere without toting home a new plant, this trip a pink lemonade tree).  Early the next morning, we had breakfast together and he left for work (Marine). My mom and the girls were quietly sleeping and I decided to slip away to the grocery store to pick up a few items.

 

My brother not married at the time explained that he would stop at this particular store to pick up a few items or grab a bite to eat.  I’ve never been too keen about eating at my local grocery store, especially when one half of the heating table is fried chicken the other half Chinese food.  No thank you.  But, he was single and single guys do what they do.  I did not know what to expect as I pulled into the parking lot.

Gasp….  Swoon…. Heaven….

 

Wow, this place freaking rocked!!  A scent of freshly baked bolillos laced my face (those went in the basket) as I walked through the front door, homemade huaraches were being made to order, a gigantic juicer was churning our fresh juices and a man was walking by with fresh made dulces.

I almost moved to CA in that instant if it had been for my undying love of Texas.

I spent 4 hours at that store, slowly walking down each aisle and sipping on this agua.  I made it countless time after that trip three years ago, but somehow it slowly left my weekly routine with new agua flavors I was toying with.  Two weeks ago my brother called and said he was moving, to New York.  He was sad to go; CA had become part of his life now married with 2 kids.  I suddenly craved agua, this agua.  Funny how quickly life can change, in this instance I think it’s for the best.  Now with a family of his own, this is a exciting change.

And we shall see what new agua I encounter when I visit him.  How exciting! Enjoy!         

 

 

 

Agua de Zanahoria y Piña

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb carrots – washed, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups diced pineapple
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 cups water
  • Sugar, agave or sweetener of your choice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add carrots and pineapple to your juicer. Pour into a large pitcher add water, lime juice.
  2. Sweeten to taste.
  3. Serve over ice with lime wedges.
  4. If using a blender, strain
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16 Responses to Agua de Zanahoria y Piña

  1. Carrot and pineapple juice is my hubby’s favorite! It’s the only juice he ever orders at the juice bar. He is going to flip when I make this for him. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be his new favorite agua fresca. :)
    Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie recently posted..Frijoles Charros / Rancheros {Cowboy Beans} #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. I love carrot juice! Pineapple is like the best combo. I need a juicer stat! :-(

  3. What a great combination…so refreshing!
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s on the side? Chilled Wild Mushroom and Coconut Soup VelouteMy Profile

  4. Oh this sounds delicious and I could use a glass just about now!!
    Baker Street recently posted..#MuffinMonday: Cherry and White Chocolate Chip Sour Cream MuffinsMy Profile

  5. I’ve had a pineapple and carrot salad before and the combination was fabulous! I do bet that this aqua is just as good! Great drink for the up and coming celebration!
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  6. Great story! Can you share the name of the market for those of us in Southern California?

    • Hi Kathy,

      The market was a small tienda in San Diego. I will email my little brother and get the address for you. Thanks for stopping by!
      Vianney

  7. I can’t wait to try this! Don’t forget me when you come visit your brother in NY. :)
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  8. Swoon is right! Especially this summer is going to be a scorcher!
    Belinda @zomppa recently posted..Flour Power: A Moist and Tender Lemon Chia Seed MuffinMy Profile

  9. How refreshing and delicious!
    yummychunklet recently posted..Forever Nigella: Chocolate Macaroon & Strawberry Ice Cream SandwichesMy Profile

  10. Vianney, this juice looks and sounds delicious, great combination of carrot, pineapple and lime…very summery :)
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are enjoying your week!
    Juliana recently posted..Curry Chicken with Udon NoodlesMy Profile

  11. Sounds delish Vianney!

  12. Healthy and delightful!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  13. Que refrescante se ven esas aguas o jugos como le decimos acá ,Mm! he preparado frappe con esos mismos ingredientes y queda sabroso!!
    Jeannette Quiñones-Cantore recently posted..Mermelada de PiñaMy Profile

  14. this sounds delicious! perfect drink for a hot day!
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