Summertime and the livin’ is easy… Nothing defines summer better than the cool, clean taste of lemonade, and nothing gourmets up your homemade lemonade easier than some fresh organic market strawberries added for a divine blend of sweet and sour.
Pink lemonade? Forget about flavor crystals with artificial color and evil aspartame. This simple homemade version is so light and clean, so good and so good for you, you’ll want to have a pitcher in the fridge for the rest of the summer. Cleansing, alkaline, detoxifying and delish, you can whip it up in minutes and serve it at any civilized summer afternoon garden gathering. The kids’ll love it too – especially if you let them squeeze the lemons.
Homemade Pink Lemonade
makes a pitcher of 8 small glasses
- 1 dozen large, ripe organic strawberries
- 4-5 small juicy lemons
- 8 cups spring water
- 5 quick squirts agave nectar
- mint sprigs for garnish
Blend strawberries with a little water. Squeeze in lemon juice, straining out the seeds. Stir in agave nectar and top pitcher with water. Mix well, taste, and adjust sweet-sour flavors to your liking. Serve in wine glasses with a strawberry and mint garnish.
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