Quench Your Thirst with Old Fashioned Strawberry-Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Lemonade

Make delicious old-fashioned strawberry lemonade in minutes!

  • 12 Strawberries (Chopped)
  • 1 C Water
  • 3 Tbls Sugar

Lemonade

  • 32 oz Cold Water
  • 2 Squeezed Lemons
  • 1/4 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • 8 Strawberries (Garnish)
  • 1 Sliced Lemon (Garnish)
  1. Simple Syrup: Remove hull and chop strawberries. Bring water and sugar to a simmer and add strawberries. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove from heat and strain to cool.

Strawberry-Lemonade

  1. Add simple syrup to water and lemon mixture. Stir until all sugar has dissolved. Run lemon wedge around the rim of the glass and press into sugar. Pour lemonade over ice and serve.

It’s strawberry season in Florida and the strawberries couldn’t be sweeter. With so many strawberries around the kitchen we are whipping up some good, old-fashioned homemade strawberry lemonade. This thirst-quenching family favorite only takes a short time to whip up and it disappears quickly so you need to make an extra batch to have in the refrigerator.

For a quick grab-n-go store the lemonade in a working glass over night in the refrigerator.

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Keep Your Smoothie Low in Sugar

It’s another one of those ”National” Holidays: National Smoothie Day! We are definitely celebrating this made-up holiday.

To celebrate I’m serving up your basic mixed berry smoothie, I’m breaking the veggie trend and going basic. The mixed berry smoothie appeals to people of all ages and can be made in various ways .

But, no matter what kind of smoothie you are making be mindful of your ingredients. Use 2% or high protein Greek yogurt, they curb hunger longer than nonfat. Never use a mixed berry yogurt. NEVER use canned fruit and always read the ingredients on your protein powders. A lot of protein powders are packed with sugars and are high in calories. Look for a protein powder that has less than 5 carbs a scoop.

Stay away from artificial sweeteners – they trick your brain and have been proven to cause weight gain. Opt for all natural honey if you want to add a bit of extra sweetness. Some recipes call for orange juice. I never put more than 3 tablespoons of OJ per 20 oz. smoothie. The reason? Sugar! Continue reading “Keep Your Smoothie Low in Sugar”