Strawberry Beet Agua Fresca

Strawberry Beet Agua Fresca

In June, I co-hosted the most amazing event with California Strawberries. It was a Strawberry Tasting Soirée that brought together food-lovers from across Denver to connect, learn about strawberries, and enjoy beautiful food that was paired with lovely libations, all showcasing the delicate and delicious fresa. The brilliance and versatility of this tasty fruit from my home state illuminated the palates of everyone in attendance.

Of course all of this strawberry talk inspired me to get into the kitchen – my creative work space – where I came up with a new agua fresca recipe, which incorporates the sweetness of the strawberry and the earthy flavor of a beet. The flavor combo is second to none and perfect for summer.

1.5 pounds strawberries
1 small beet, peeled
1/2 cup agave syrup

Blend strawberries, beet, and agave with six cups of water.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher. You may need to agitate the mixture to let the juice through; avoid pushing through the pulp to keep juice light in consistency. Discard or compost pulp.
Serve over ice.

Photos by Casey McReavy // Filter: me

Many thanks to California Strawberries for hosting the Strawberry Tasting Soirée; recipe and opinions are my own. Want to win great prizes like a Fitbit, Nutribullet, and even some cute strawberry-themed items? Be sure to follow @CAStrawberries on Instagram and share your favorite strawberry snack idea. Use the hashtag #GetSnacking and winners will be chosen at the end of each month. Good luck!

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