Strawberry Pineapple Agua Fresca

Images of two different views showing glass of strawberry pineapple agua fresca

Before I go into this recipe, I want to say please don’t be like me.

“Why?” you ask.

Because while I was sampling this recipe, I discovered a new food allergy — pineapple. And I ignored it. Because, clearly, that’s what all the smart people do. (Actually, no, it’s not.) And while I survived relatively unscathed with a swollen tongue as proof of my newfound allergy, food allergies are no joke. So don’t be like me and push through an allergic reaction — it could be disastrous.

Whew, OK, so with that said, let’s proceed…

Collage of two images showing pineapples and strawberries into blender

join our party!

get our latest recipes delivered to your inbox every week — plus all my entertaining tips and tricks!

    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.

    I originally tried this recipe out after a long run, and can I just tell y’all that it was perfectly refreshing? Because it was.

    And because, despite the reaction I had afterward, it tasted pretty darn good, too.

    Collage of two images showing strawberries and pineapples blended in blender

    The recipe, itself, is super simple and is adapted from The Athlete’s Palate Cookbook, a book lent to me by my Rouge-Orleans teammate, Katie. The recipes found in the book are fascinating, and of the few I have tried, I have enjoyed them all. However, this recipe jumped out as something to drink post-workout, and I just had to make it.

    And while I’m no longer going to risk it where pineapple is involved, y’all better believe I’ll be whipping this up sans-pineapple and perhaps adding a peach instead.

    Check it out:

    Images of two different views showing glass of strawberry pineapple agua fresca

    Strawberry Pineapple Agua Fresca

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    Strawberry Pineapple Agua Fresca is a delightfully refreshing and delicious warm weather drink that is startlingly simple to make in a hurry. Combine fresh pineapple and strawberries in a blender with chilled water and sugar, blend until combined, strain and enjoy! This agua fresca, adapted from Richard Sandoval's recipe inThe Athlete's Palate Cookbook, is the perfect sipper to enjoy on a warm summer's day!
    5 from 1 vote
    Servings 1 drink
    Calories 60 kcal
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes


    • ¼ cup pineapple chopped and fresh
    • 4 strawberries hulled
    • 1 ½ cups water cold
    • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar


    As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.


    • In the base of a blender, puree the pineapple and strawberries together.
    • Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the puree to extract all the juice.
    • Combine the strained fruit puree and the water, then add sugar to taste. Stir until combined.
    • Pour over a few ice cubes, then enjoy!


    Adapted from Richard Sandoval, The Athlete's Palate Cookbook.


    Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gSodium: 15mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12g
    Keyword drinks, easy mocktail, mocktail, mocktail recipe, mocktails, pineapples, strawberries, summer drink, summer mocktail
    Course Mocktails & Nonalcoholic Drinks
    Cuisine Mexican
    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
    Here are my thoughts:

    Was this recipe simple to make? Definitely.

    Would I make this again? Yes, but I’d substitute out the pineapple for something else.

    Other thoughts/ideas about the recipe? I’m glad I only added a tablespoon plus a teaspoon of sugar (which is still A TON) because this drink was more than sweet. Next time, I’d try adding less to see how it tasted.

    Do you have a go-to post-workout drink?

    If so, what is it? If not, what do you think would be awesome after a workout?

    A woman with dark curly hair wearing a black tank top in front of a white wall

    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

    Similar Posts

    Before leaving a comment or rating, ask yourself:

    • Did you make the recipe as directed? If you didn’t or made an ingredient swap, please do not leave a rating. Recipe results are not guaranteed when changes have been made.
    • Is your comment helpful to others? Rude or hateful comments will not be approved. Please remember that this website is run by a real person.
    • Are you complaining about ads? I develop these recipes and provide them to you for free. Advertising allows me to continue to do so at not cost to you. It is also unavoidable on the internet and in everyday life. If you want recipes without ads, please purchase a cookbook or borrow one from your local library.


    1. Oh no! A pineapple allergy?! That’s a travesty! It’s my favorite fruit so I’ll have to try this, but I’m so sorry you discovered a new allergy!

      1. I KNOW. Most disappointing/unfortunate allergy EVER because, like you, I absolutely love pineapple. However, let me know what you think about the recipe when you give it a shot. In my opinion, it’s pretty darn tasty!

    2. Yes, food allergies are no joke and I’m glad that you reminded people not to try and “push past” them. Funny enough strawberries and pineapple are not only two of my favorite things ever, they are also two of the few fruits I’m actually NOT allergic to!

      This looks amazing and I will definitely be trying it.

      1. Those of us with food allergies gotta stick together and let others know it’s no joke, even if some are worse than others. I’m fortunate in the sense that I don’t have many and those that I do have (pineapple, bananas) aren’t completely out of control. And I’m glad that you are not allergic to either, so you’d better give this recipe a shot! It’s refreshing!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating