No need for artificial flavors and colors to celebrate the summer holidays. Nature provides the best colors around! This festive frozen strawberry lemonade makes the perfect red, white and blue refreshment for all ages.
Nothing says summer like strawberries and blueberries bursting with flavor. At the peak of freshness, this fruit is so sweet it makes a great dessert on its own.
Just ask any kid that goes strawberry picking and has a red-stained face, hands and clothes to prove it! More goes in the mouth than in the bucket because they are so irresistible.
Or if you are lucky enough to get your hands on fresh Michigan blueberries you’ll know what is meant by “nature’s candy.” I am thankful I can drive ten minutes to pick them fresh myself! Then use fresh blueberries to make special treats like gluten free dairy free blueberry cake and, of course, traditional blueberry pie.
So when it comes time to really celebrate summer fresh fruit should be front and center. And nothing says refreshing on a hot day like an icy drink. This frozen strawberry lemonade only takes two minutes to make. It is allergen friendly and will beat any artificial drink in flavor hands down.
All you need is a blender, fruit and ice. Add a touch of unrefined sea salt to make it hydrating.
I don’t always have lemons on hand. So I use organic pure lemon juice. But if you have fresh lemons that’s great too!
My kids go crazy for frozen strawberry lemonade. I’m not even sure my son stopped to take a breath while he was slurping it down.
You can add blueberries as a garnish for a festive drink. The color really pops against the bright red lemonade. Better yet make a blueberry lemonade and create a layered drink.
Get ready to celebrate Independence Day or any summer activity with this natural, colorful frozen strawberry lemonade. Summer never tasted so good.
Festive Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
- 2 cups hulled and roughly chopped strawberries
- 3 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. organic cane sugar
- 1 cup large ice cubes
- pinch unrefined sea salt optional
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup blueberries for garnish
- In a high-powered blender combine the strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, ice cubes, salt and water.
- Blend until mixture is pureed and smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses and top with blueberries.
- Serve immediately.
- This makes enough lemonade for 4 small or 2 large glasses.
- You can swap blueberries for strawberries to create a frozen blueberry lemonade.
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