Strawberries and Mother’s Day | Strawberry Lemonade

Let’s celebrate mother’s day with something strawberry!  It’s perfectly convenient that this fragrant edible berry is in season the same time we honor Mom.  Strawberries are not only a healthy and delicious stand alone snack but a versatile fruit that can be the  used in a myriad of recipes from strawberry pie to Thai pork kebabs with strawberry quinoa salad!

If you want to keep it real simple, (this always works for me) treat mom to a glass of homemade strawberry lemonade. My recipe below is a light version of a Martha Stewart recipe. Whether you’re planning a brunch or a backyard barbeque, this  light beverage is sure to fit in!

What are your favorite ways to enjoy strawberries?

Strawberry Lemonade

by Diane Boyd

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 1/4 cup slice fresh strawberries
  • 4 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 6 + 1/2 packets Splenda
  • 8 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ice
  • sparkling water

Instructions

Puree strawberries and 1/2 packet Splenda and 1 teaspoon superfine sugar in a blender. Set out two glasses and add the following to each glass: 9 tablespoons strawberry puree, 2 tablespoons superfine sugar, 3 packets of Spelenda, and 4 tablespoons lemon juice. Stir to combine and add ice. Top off each glass with sparkling water.

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