Strawberry Lemonade

I help a lot of people clean up their diets and one thing that I know for certain is that each person is on their own stage and does things in their own time. Some people must do the all or nothing approach, but most people have to do the teeny tiny baby step approach. While the all in approach certainly gets you from A to B faster, some people will be too overwhelmed and instead of just falling off the wagon, they will blow the entire wagon up! So really I do not think there is any one “right” way to clean up your diet, both methods get you to the same place eventually.

If you are one of the baby step people, then this recipe will be useful for you. Especially if you drink any sweetened beverages like soda pop, juice, gatorade, etc… Like making your own tea, this recipe is great, because you add the sugar (in this case raw honey) yourself; therefore, it is gives you the control to cut it back slowly, so that you can allow your taste buds to adjust to less sweetness without such a “shock”.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces (1 lb.) Organic Strawberries and 6 Ice Cubes or Frozen Organic Strawberries
  • 2 Cups Filtered Water
  • 1/4 Cup of Raw Honey
  • Freshly Squeezed Juice from 2-3 Lemons

Directions

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    If using fresh strawberries, wash, cut/remove ends and cut strawberries in half and place in blender. (If using frozen, you can simply put into the blender.)       

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    Using a juice press or your hands, squeeze the juice from 2 medium lemons into the blender.

  3. Add 1/4 cup of raw honey. (Locally sourced is best.)

    Add 1/4 cup of raw honey. (Locally sourced is best.)

  4. If using fresh strawberries, add the ice cubes to the blender.

    If using fresh strawberries, add the ice cubes to the blender.

  5. Add the water and place the lid on the blender.

    Add the water and place the lid on the blender.

  6. Blend for 1-2 minutes. Be sure to hold your hand on top of blender while blending, so you don't end up with a mess!

    Blend for 1-2 minutes. Be sure to hold your hand on top of blender while blending, so you don’t end up with a mess!

  7. Try not to drink it all at once!

    Try not to drink it all at once! (If you prefer it more tart, squeeze the third lemon in and if you prefer it sweeter, add more honey.)

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