Agave Nectar Drink Recipes

by Christina Lopez

Agave nectar is a sweetener made from the sap of the agave plant. It has been used for centuries in Mexico, and now it's growing in popularity here in America. Agave syrup has a glycemic index of 25, which means that it will not spike your blood sugar levels as high fructose corn syrup does. There are many different ways to use this natural sweetener- one way is to make delicious drinks! Read about the Agave Nectar Drink Recipes!

Benefits of Agave Syrup:

  • It doesn't have an unpleasant aftertaste.
  • The plant it's made from is succulent, so the nectar isn't acidic, nor does it have any impurities or chemicals in it like sugar cane juice would. This syrup is all-natural!
  • It has a glycemic index of 25 which means that you can use this as your sweetener without worrying about spiking your blood sugar levels and causing cravings for sugary foods later on down the road. You'll notice fewer energy dips throughout the day because agave will provide sustained energy with no highs/lows to deal with afterward!
  • Agave syrup also contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which are often lacking in our diets.
  • Agave syrup has a low glycemic index means it won't spike your blood sugar levels as high fructose corn syrup does!
  • The mineral content is higher than other sweeteners such as honey (about 12% more minerals). You're getting minerals without any calories with agave!
  • Agave also contains vitamins C, A & E. These nutrients will support the immune system for a healthier lifestyle now and later on down the road.

Some Agave Nectar Drink Recipes

Some Agave Nectar Drink Recipes
Some Agave Nectar Drink Recipes

Agave nectar is a great alternative to honey or refined sugars, which have led to obesity and diabetes. Here are some recipes for you to try out:

  1. Agave Nectar Tea Recipe
  2. Caramelized Pineapple Agave Syrup Recipe
  3. Lemonade with Fennel and Ginger Agave Syrup Recipe
  4. Agave Mojito

1. Agave Nectar Tea Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Agave nectar, honey, or sugar to taste (about ¼ cup)
  • Warm water (just enough to cover the bottom of your mug)

Optional for flavor:

Fresh mint leaves, raw cacao powder, and/or cinnamon sticks

Method:

Add ingredients into a mug. Stir well until sugar is dissolved.

Net Carbs:

Agave nectar, honey, and/or sugar have zero net carbs.


2. Caramelized Pineapple Agave Syrup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into small chunks (enough to fill your saucepan)
  • Honey or sugar (about ¼ cup)
  • Warm water just enough to cover the bottom of your saucepan

Optional for flavor:

Fresh mint leaves, raw cacao powder, and/or cinnamon sticks.

Method:

Add ingredients into a pot on medium-low heat until the sweetener is dissolved

Net Carbs:

0g Calorie Count per serving = 60 calories; Fat Calories=0 g; Sodium 100mg; Carbohydrates= 27 grams Net /20g Fiber=-/+0 sugar carbs per serving Protein=0 g Cholesterol=0 mg Dietary Fiber 47%


3. Lemonade with Fennel and Ginger Agave Syrup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Fresh lemon juice, enough to cover the bottom of your mug

*Optional for flavor:

Fresh mint leaves, raw cacao powder, and/or cinnamon sticks.

Method:

Add ingredients into a mug. Stir well until sugar is dissolved.

Net Carbs:

0g Calorie Count per serving = 120 calories; Fat Calories=0 g; Sodium 100mg; Carbohydrates= 37 grams Net /19g Fiber=-/+0 sugar carbs per serving Protein=0 g Cholesterol=0 mg Dietary Fiber 47%


4. Agave Mojito

Ingredients:

3 oz. white rum
2 Tbsp. light agave nectar
3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
40 spearmint leaves
1 can (12 oz.) chilled club soda
1 dozen ice cubes

Method:

1 Place rum, agave nectar, lime juice, and mint in a small bowl and crush mint with pestle or back of a spoon. If desired, sample mixture at this point and adjust sweetness balance to taste.
2 Strain mixture, pressing excess moisture from the mint. Divide between two glasses (approx. 2.5 fl. oz. per glass)
3 Add 6 fl. oz. of club soda to each glass and add ice to fill. Garnish with a mint sprig and/or lime wedge.

Servings:

Yield: 2 drinks, approx. 9 oz. each. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Ready in: 5 minutes

Cooking Tips:

Either light or dark agave nectar varieties will produce delicious results, though dark agave nectar may tint the drink slightly, so light agave nectar is preferred.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 1 serving

Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information is calculated from recipe ingredients.

The following ingredients were not linked to the ingredient database and were not included in the nutrition information: spearmint leaves, ice cubes.

Net Carbs:

Amount Per Serving: Calories 160.17

Calories From Fat (0%):  0.09

% Daily Value: 

Total Fat: 0.01g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0.00g 0%

Cholesterol: 0.00mg 0%

Sodium: 38.00mg 2%

Potassium: 22.37mg 1%

Carbohydrates: 17.29g 6%

Dietary Fiber: 0.06g 0%

Sugar: 16.26g

Sugar Alcohols: 0.00g

Net Carbohydrates: 17.23g

Protein: 0.06g 0%

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About Christina Lopez

Christina Lopez grew up in the beautiful city of Mountain View, California, where she spent eighteen ascetic years as a vegetarian before stumbling upon the exquisite delicacy of a strange chicken thigh. She’s been a city finalist competitive pingpong player, an ocean diver, an ex-pat in England and Japan, and a computer science doctoral student. Christina writes really late at night as spending most of her daytime enchanting her magical herb garden.

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