Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fresh Blackberry Lemonade


I have been playing around with making lemonade since I was a kid. We had a lemon tree in our back yard. It ALWAYS came out too tart because I always underestimated how much sugar was in lemonade. Seriously it would take me a month or so of making lemonade every weekend that no one would try until I got it right. I should have written it down but I never did so I would just start from scratch every year! It was worth it though because once I got it the fresh lemonade was soooooo good! Seriously if we lived in a tropical climate we would be growing a lemon tree in our backyard right this second because I looooooooove lemonade!!!!!

Last year when we got our Vitamix I started experimenting with lemonade again. Last summer I had a pretty good recipe down but since I just "wrote it down" in my noggin, of course I forgot it. When will I learn?? So when I bought lemons the other day ready to make up some sweet, delicious lemonade, I couldn't remember what I did last year!!!! 

Since I was back to square one anyway I decided to use up some of the frozen blackberries I had in the freezer and wonderfulness happened!!! It turned out PERFECT on my first try! {Seriously that NEVER happens!!!} Even the girls drank it right down. Mmmmmm!!!!

So here you are! I hope you all enjoy it! 

Fresh Blackberry Lemonade


Ingredients
2 c water
3 lemons
1 lime
1 c blackberries
half of one tomato
2/3 c sugar (or artificial sweetener if you choose but you'll have to do your conversion for that depending on what you use)
Ice


I like to leave the white on, on the lemons. There is actually a lot of nutrients in the white so why not help yourself out a little bit when you can right? In a regular blender though the white tends to stay a little chunky so I only recommend you leave it on if you have a high performance blender like a Vitamix or a BlendTec or something similar.



Add your ingredients into the blender in the order listed. I only half or cube my ingredients, if your blender can't handle that make sure that you cut your fruit up smaller than I did.


Serve and you are done! Look at that lovely pink color the tomato brings out! Isn't it great?? I love it!!!! I haven't tried it yet, but I really think that this same recipe would work with just about any other flavor of fruit that you wanted to try. I will definitely be trying strawberries, raspberries and peach before the summer is over. What do you want to try? Leave a comment and tell me.

I hope you enjoy your lemonade and that it is sunny wherever you are!

Be happy!

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