Fresh Pineapple Water with Mint – fresh pineapple, water. a little sweetener and fresh mint! It’s so refreshing, healthy and a perfect warm-weather drink!
This post was sponsored by Truvía®
I’ve put down at least 2 gallons of this Pineapple Water with Fresh Mint over the last two weeks and there’s already another batch chilling.
We usually stick to water around here. I rarely buy soda or even juice. I love to make fresh juice but to make an entire pitcher of straight fruit juice would take an absurd amount of fruit. I wanted something a little more refreshing but still flavorful. Pineapple Water is perfect since you add quite a bit of water to fresh pineapple juice then just sweeten to taste. The fresh mint adds a subtle mint flavor (the more you add and the longer it sits, the more you’ll taste it) and isn’t a necessity to the recipe, so don’t let a lack of mint on hand prevent you from making it.
I also add a little sweetener which I find it needs. Truvía® now has has a nectar that is perfect in this recipe! I was SO excited when I learned about this new product. I already used both the Truvía® Baking Blend and the Brown Sugar Blend for pretty much everything, but this is the first time they’ve come out with a liquid product that I can easily add to my cold drinks, too! Truvía® Nectar blend has a consistency similar to honey but with 50% less calories so you only need to use half as much. It’s perfect to sweeten this Pineapple Water!
Making Pineapple Water is a snap. Just throw chopped, fresh pineapple into a blender until it’s smooth. Run it through a fine-mesh strainer, add water and sweeten to taste! It makes about a regular-sized pitcher so you can serve about 6-8 glasses. I love the mint flavor; it’s subtle but adds that extra something. You can place the water and mint in the pitcher and steep it overnight before you add the pineapple juice for a stronger flavor. It makes a perfect summer drink!
- 1 fresh pineapple, sliced (about 4-5 cups)
- 6 cups filtered water
- 2-3 tablespoons Truvia nectar
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed (plus additional sprigs for garnish)
- Place pineapple in a high powered blender until very smooth. Strain through a chinois (a fine mesh strainer), discarding what remains. Add Truvia nectar; stir well. Add water, stir and add more sweetener if desired. Add a few handfuls of mint leaves, stir and refrigerate for at least a few hours until very cold and "water" has been infused with the mint. Serve over ice and garnish with more fresh mint.