Sunday, February 26, 2012

Re-awakening my blog with a delicious low-cal strawberry lemonade recipe.

Wow, I haven't posted to this blog in literally years! So it's time to get back to writing and posting, and what better way to start off than with the perfect homemade low-cal lemonade recipe!

Truvia Strawberry Lemonade

What you'll need:
2 Quart Pitcher
Long Stirring Spoon
Fine Strainer
1 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
24 Packets of Truvia Sweetener (More or less to your taste)
5 Cups of Water
6-8 Sliced Strawberries

Let me start out by telling you that anyone can make this lemonade. It's so simple, my kids love helping me make it. No cooking, no waiting, just squeeze, mix, stir and drink!

So I started out by juicing my lemons into a large measuring cup. I think I have the world's first juicer. If you thought your juicer was old, well...
There she is, my stainless steel beauty. I got this years ago out of a pile of kitchen ware a neighbor had set out with a big, "Free" sign on it. Honestly at the time, I wasn't sure what it really was, but now I'm so glad I nabbed it, because it's a great juicer.

Ok, so while you're juicing away, using whatever newfangled device you might own, now is a good time to get the kids involved. Have them count out 24 packets of Truvia brand sweetener. Once they have them counted out, you could even have them open and dump them into a little bowl for you.

Once you get your cup of lemon juice, strain it and add that and the Truvia to the Pitcher. Then add 5 cups of water, and stir, stir, stir. You'll want to stir until the Truvia is completely dissolved. It can take a few minutes. This is a great task for a helper. Kids love to stir!

To add the strawberries, I washed and cut up about 6-8 strawberries. Then I put a couple of strawberries pieces into my juicer and crushed them with it right into the pitcher so the strawberry juice could go into the mix, as well as the mashed up strawberries. But if you don't have the same type of juicer that I do, then just mash up the strawberries in a bowl/food processor/mortar & pestle, or whatever you have on hand, and pour them into the pitcher.

After that, add ice to fill the rest of the pitcher. Then give the strawberry lemonade one last stir, and you are ready to enjoy!
This recipe is simple, but oh, so good, and not horrible for you either! Alternatively, you could leave the strawberries out and have traditional lemonade, or add your own fruit blend. The possibilities are endless!!

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