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July 11th, 2014

Blackberry Limeade

Blackberry Limeade

 

One of the best things about hot summers is taking some time to just plain Chill Out!  This blackberry limeade was made for a lazy summer afternoon- hopefully there is one in your near future!

 

Blackberry Limeade

 

Fill up a glass, relax, and enjoy . . .

 

Blackberry Limeade

 

Blackberry Limeade

Ingredients

6 cups water, divided

3 cups fresh blackberries

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup fresh lime juice

additional blackberries and limes for garnish (optional)

Place 1 cup of water and the blackberries in blender and process until smooth.  Press the puree through a sieve into a large pitcher; discard seeds.  Add remaining 5 cups of water, sugar and lime juice.  Stir until the sugar dissolves.  Chill well before serving.

 

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kyrasiggie

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June 17th, 2014

Summer Slushies

 

Everyone needs a good Slushy in the summer – and these Summer Slushies are easy and delicious.  Kids love them and it is so easy you can let everyone chose their flavor and enjoy their favorites.  It is just like a trip your neighborhood 7-11, but better!!

 

With so many options which will you try first?  There is a tie at our house for the Root Beer and Orange Soda flavors.

 

 

Summer Slushy Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1 (12 oz) bottle or can of soda – any flavor.  We used Orange,  Ginger Ale,  Strawberry, and Root Beer.

Directions

In a saucepan, combine water and sugar.  Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.  Bring to a boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and stir in soda.  Pour into a 2 quart container.  Cover and freeze  for 2 hours, then stir.  Return to freeze overnight or until completely frozen.

When ready to serve, break up mixture with a heavy spoon or fork.

 

 

 

Spoon into cups and serve immediately.  Makes approx. 6 servings (2/3 cup).

 

 

 

 

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June 10th, 2014

Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer

Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer

As if I need another excuse to stock berries in my house – This Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer is simply amazing and perfect for summer days or nights.

Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
12 ounce frozen lemonade concentrate
2 liter bottle lemon-lime soda, chilled
fresh blueberries for garnish
ice

Directions:

Puree the 2 cups of blueberries in a food processor or blender until smooth. Combine the pureed blueberries, lemonade concentrate and lemon-lime soda and stir until well combined. Serve with ice and fresh blueberries to garnish.

jocelynsiggie

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June 5th, 2014

Citrus Smoothie

Citrus Smoothie - add some freshness to your day!

 

We love smoothies at our home.  Sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for a great afternoon snack, and sometimes they bring new life to leftovers for dinner!  This Citrus Smoothie is perfect for all three of those categories.

 

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To start all you need is fresh red grapefruit, an orange, and an lemon . . . mmmm, I can almost smell the freshness of the citrus from this picture.

 

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We’re going to use the zest for even more fresh citrus flavor.  Then, all we add  is Greek yogurt and a splash of honey {optional}.  Blend it with some ice cubes for a completely healthy, delicious, and refreshing drink.

 

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This Citrus Smoothie reminds me a little of an Orange Julius only without all the added sugar.  Plus is has an extra punch of flavor from grapefruit.  This is one smoothie you will totally enjoy – so will you kids {yeah}.

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Citrus Smoothie

Ingredients

1 orange
1 lemon
1 ruby grapefruit
6 ounces (3/4 cup) plain Greek yogurt
2-3 teaspoons honey or agave nectar (optional)
1/2 cup ice cubes

Directions

Remove zest from orange and lemon; set aside.  Cut a slice off from the top and bottom of the orange, lemon, and grapefruit; then cut in half.  One by one, place them on a cutting board flat side down  and remove all the peel and white pith with a sharp knife, exposing the flesh.  Chop the fruits and remove any seeds.  Place the fruits into a blender with half of the orange and lemon zest, plus the yogurt, honey and ice cubes.  Blend until smooth and pour into 2 glasses.  Sprinkle with remaining zest.  Makes 2 smoothies.

Recipe adapted from Whole Foods

kyrasiggie

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May 28th, 2014

Hawaiian Lemonade

hawaiian lemonade

An amazing and refreshing twist on a classic. This Hawaiian Lemonade is so simple and so good. Perfect for those summer days, if we can’t actually all be in Hawaii maybe we can make home feel just a little more tropical.

Hawaiian Lemonade

Ingredients:

12 oz chilled pineapple juice
12 oz chilled apricot nectar
3/4 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
3/4 cup water
1 1/4 cups chilled ginger ale
ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and serve. Makes 6 servings.

jocelynsiggie

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