Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Recipe: 100% Natural Strawberry Lemonade

Soon the dog days of summer will be here and everyone will be looking for a way to escape the heat. Today we bring you a special strawberry twist to that perennial summer classic, lemonade. Lemonade at it's core is simply lemon juice and some sort of sweetener (typically sugar), today we'll take a look at a way to utilize the entire lemon fruit as well as whole strawberries to make an instant classic in your very own home.



The Recipe

Ingredients:

  • About 1.25 lbs Fresh, Organic Strawberries. (Washed and cut in half.)
  • Two lemons. (Washed and cut into quarters, leave rind and seeds intact.)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup honey or pure cane sugar to taste.
  • 6 Cups of Water.
  • Ice.

Instructions:


  1. Add the strawberries, honey or sugar and 1 cup of water to your Vitamix blender. Blend these ingredients until liquified.
  2. Pour the liquified strawberry mixture into a pitcher and return the jar to the blender.
  3. Add the lemons and an additional 2 cups of water, leave the quartered lemons intact for this.
  4. Blend until the consistency is light enough for the mixture to be strained.
  5. Strain the lemon/water mixture into the pitcher of strawberry mixture and stir to promote a good strain.
  6. Taste and adjust the sweetness level if need be. 
  7. Serve over ice and garnish with strawberry slices, lemon slices and/or fresh herbs like mint.
  8. OPTIONAL: if a frozen drink is desired simple add ice to the finished lemonade and return to the blender. Blend until the mixture is at the desired consistency. 
  9. OPTIONAL: To make this into summertime cocktail simply add your choice of alcohol and stir (or add to blender before making iced drink). You can use vodka, tequila, rum or even cacha├ža for a sweet caipirihna.

It's really as simple as that. Feel free to share with us the special ways that you have found to make this a personalized recipe, we look forward to hearing about it!






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