Orange-Papaya Agua Fresca


Fresh fruit, honey and water are combined to make light Mexican waters known as agua fresca. Orange and papaya creates tropical flavors in this fresca that will add life to any pool-side get together! At only 72 calories a serving, this guilt-free drink will have guests begging for more.

Orange-Papaya Agua Fresca
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 cup peeled, seeded, and cubed ripe papayas (about 3)

  • 1 ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoon honey (optional)

  • Ice cubes or crushed ice

  • Orange slices or clementine or mandarin orange segments


  1. In a blender combine papayas, orange juice, and lime juice. Cover and blend until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher or large glass jar. Discard solids. Stir in the water and, if desired, honey. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

  2. Serve in ice-filled glasses. Garnish with orange slices or clementine or mandarin orange segments.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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