Cherry Lemonade Smoothie

I think we can officially agree that it’s smoothie season

A few weeks back we shared with you my Island Blast Green Smoothie for Healthy Food Friday with American Express. Today, let’s switch gear to a drink turned smoothie. Cherry lemonade… smoothie style!

P.S. If you need a quick reminder on how to build the perfect smoothie, this is for you!

Build the ultimate smoothie
Let’s do this! My secret smoothie weapon? Chia seeds. They add that little extra creamy texture, plus are loaded with health benefits. They are packed with antioxidants, high in omega-3 fatty acids, and are loaded with Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium.

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Cherry Lemonade Smoothie

Cherry Lemonade Smoothie
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup frozen cherries
  2. 1 cup almond milk or full-fat coconut milk
  3. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  4. 1 tsp chia seeds
  5. 1 tsp raw honey or sweetener of choice
  6. 1 handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in your high-speed blender and blend until smooth
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Cherry Lemonade Smoothie

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Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

My day generally goes as follows (in terms of beverages) water with lemon, coffee, water all throughout the day and evening (an occasional martini or glass of wine), and possibly a second cup of coffee.  See, I generally don’t opt for a lemonade, a juice, and definitely no sodas around here. Usually it’s just water. Every so often during a hot summer day I crave a refreshing drink that has a little something sweet.

Making time to relax, read, and focus on my mind and body is something I am focusing on this Summer. Relaxation, sleep, and removing stress is just as big of a part of a healthy lifestyle as is eating clean and working out. So, whip up a batch of this refreshing Strawberry Lemonade with Mint and make some time for YOU today. 

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Strawberry Lemonade with Mint
Serves 3
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Total Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup fresh organic strawberries
  2. 2 tbsp raw honey, more as desired
  3. 4 cups water
  4. 3-4 large lemons, juiced
  5. 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  6. Ice
Instructions
  1. 1. In a high-speed blender, blend strawberries and raw honey until smooth
  2. 2. In a pitcher combine water, lemon, and ice
  3. 3. Pour in blended strawberries, add in mint; muddle/mix until combined
  4. 4. Taste and adjust flavoring as needed (i.e. add additional lemon, mint, or honey)
Notes
  1. A little vodka would be a great addition to this! My favorite gluten-free vodkas are Tito's and Ciroq.
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Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

How do you make time to relax?  What is your favorite thing to do that completely clears your mind?


Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh organic strawberries
  • 2 tbsp raw honey, more as desired
  • 4 cups water
  • 3-4 large lemons, juiced
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Ice

Directions

  • 1. In a high-speed blender, blend strawberries and raw honey until smooth
  • 2. In a pitcher combine water, lemon, and ice
  • 3. Pour in blended strawberries, add in mint; muddle/mix until combined
  • 4. Taste and adjust flavoring as needed (i.e. add additional lemon, mint, or honey)
  • Recipe Notes

  • A little vodka would be a great addition to this! My favorite gluten-free vodkas are Tito's and Ciroq.
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    Ginger Infused Honey Lemonade Cocktails

    These little honey vodka drink packs a whole lot of refreshing flavors; of ginger, honey, and lemon. Plus, an additional kick of vodka, because hey, sometimes we want to spice things up a bit. Leave out the vodka for a delicious lemonade beverage.

    Honey and Lemon drink recipeHoney Vodka Cocktail with Ginger

    This simple and refreshing Lemon, Ginger and Honey Vodka Cocktail is simple and delicious. The ginger infused honey really amps up the flavor on this vodka cocktail. You could also use the ginger infused honey for lemonade!

    How to Make Ginger Infused Honey:

    There are two ways:

    1. You can cook the ginger and honey together over a double boiler for about an hour. Be sure to check the water levels periodically so that the water doesn’t evaporate.
    2. Or you can simple placed the crystallized ginger in the honey for a few days, or indefinitely.

    Cocktail with vodka and lemons

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    Ginger Infused Honey Lemon Cocktails
    Serves 4
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    Prep Time
    1 hr
    Prep Time
    1 hr
    Ginger-infused honey
    1. 1 cup raw honey
    2. 1/3 cup crystallized or candied ginger
    Everything else
    1. 1 large lemon, juiced
    2. Tito's Vodka (or other gluten-free vodka), adjust amount based on desired strength
    3. Ice cubes
    1. Make ginger-infused honey
    1. -Use a double broiler (or a small pot inside a larger pot)
    2. -Add 1/3 cup water to the bottom of the double broiler
    3. -In the smaller pot at the top, add honey and ginger
    4. -Bring water (not honey) to a boil- bring honey temperature to 160 for 60 minutes (you don't have to sit and watch the whole time)
    5. *Watch water and add as needed
    6. -Once done, transfer to a clean air-tight jar and place in the fridge or leave out and let cool
    7. **Alternatively, you can place ginger in the honey and seal tight for 3-5 days if you plan in advance.
    2. Assemble cocktail
    1. -Using a shaker glass, place 4-6 shots Tito's vodka, 1/2 cup cold water, 4 ice cubes, lemon juice, and 3 tbsp infused honey (more to taste)
    2. 3. Garnish with additional candied ginger and lemon
    Notes
    1. This will make way more honey than one batch of cocktails, so you can make more, or add it to your tea!
    2. Leave out the vodka for a delicious lemonade beverage!
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