Strawberry Ginger Lemonade
When warm weather hits, I find myself often wishing for a glass of lemonade…so I make it. I do not simply buy a sweetened mix and pour water in, I use fresh lemons. It is really simple to make, and I even make mine sugar free with stevia. I have recently been enjoying strawberry ginger lemonade. The strawberries add a lot of sweetness, and the ginger and lemon cleanse the body while being refreshing. I recently had a friend over who had a stomach ache, so I whipped him up a batch. Ginger is known to aid in relieving indigestion. It worked! The beauty of making your own lemonade is you can add your favorite things. You can swap out blueberries or raspberries for the strawberries when they come into season, or even add fresh basil or mint. The possibilities are endless!
Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil
Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.
In a food processor, combine the strawberries, ginger, and lemon juice, and stevia and process until well combined. Pour into the bottoms of 2 glasses with ice , and top off with the water. Stir well to combine. Enjoy!
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