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Strawberry Lemonade Smoothies

[There is an updated version of this recipe here]

We spent the morning & early afternoon visiting my parents. My mother dug up a couple of tiger lilies to share with us, and when we got home, Neil started digging so he could add them to the lily garden he put together for me. It’s a beautiful summer day here, and maybe a touch too warm to be digging in the garden, so I thought I’d don my apron and make my man a refreshing, summery drink. I got this recipe from allrecipes.com last summer, and although I’m not the type to bite into a plain strawberry, I love ’em like this!  It’s like Summer in a Cup.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries

 

Directions

  1. In a large pitcher, stir together the lemonade concentrate and water. Place strawberries into the container of a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour in some of the lemonade if necessary to facilitate blending. Stir strawberry puree into the lemonade. Pour into frozen mugs and share immediately.

Makes 4 mugs, with a little bit leftover for slurping directly out of the bowl

We enjoyed these together, while sitting on the front steps, watering the flowers (and the children) with the hose.

In about 3 hours, the jello pie I also made will be ready for photographing eating, and maybe there will be another post from me then. But for now, I am off to answer email and start getting those book orders ready to go out (I love it when highly-anticipated items show up in the store, but the act of actually getting them out the door isn’t exactly my favorite… if I didn’t understand the addiction and the “wanting it NOW” factor of these books, I’d probably put the whole thing off until next Tuesday! Good thing I’m a clay book junkie too, and I totally get it.)

Lisa

7 thoughts on “Strawberry Lemonade Smoothies

  1. Yum! That sounds so refreshing.

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