I hope this post inspires you to make a batch of this delicious lemonade. Drinking it perks me up and makes me feel like I have my summer game on. Maybe it will do the same for you.
What attracted me to this recipe was the use of the whole lemon (minus the seeds and some of the pith to avoid bitterness). If you're like me, and love the addition of citrus peel to a recipe or if you like your lemonade nice and tangy, give this frothy lemonade a try. I also love the idea of plunking everything in the blender and giving it a one minute zap.
I used well-scrubbed organic lemons, ones with nice looking peels.
I added frozen strawberries to this batch just for fun. Frozen blueberries or a couple of chunks of frozen pineapple could work, too.
Fresh mint makes for a perfect garnish.
Add a splash a vodka and serve it as a pre-dinner cocktail.
I also used fizzy water for one batch.
Here's the basic recipe (you can double or triple depending our how many people you're serving).
1 whole organic lemon, scrubbed
2 cups of very cold water
4 ice cubes (fewer if adding frozen fruit)
2 to 3 tablespoons of your favourite sweetener
Quarter your lemon or, if it looks seedy, cut it in eighths. Easier to remove the seeds.
Remove the seeds and the thickest part of the pith from each lemon slice.
Add to the blender along with:
two cups of cold water (preferably chilled),
a few tablespoons of the sweetener of your choice. I used coconut sugar.
Blend for a full minute until the mixture is frothy. Pour over ice.
Top with mint and serve immediately.