Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade & Raspberry sweet tea! Toddler friendly!

In yesterdays video we talked about summer frozen treats and I mentioned using Strawberry Lemonade to make frozen slushes. Well today I have that recipe for you! Your toddler and family will go crazy over this, just remember it’s a treat and everything in moderation 😉


Ingredients

Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients:

1 gallon of water (I love to use those gallon jugs you can get pretty much anywhere from the dollar store to Costco, an added bonus is you don’t have to clean the container after)

6 good sized lemons

1/2 – 1 lb of strawberries

1/2 English cucumber (the seeds in a traditional cucumber throw off the texture)

1/2 cup of sugar (you can substitute local honey as a sweetener to help fight seasonal allergies if you prefer)

Step 1: Slice and juice all 6 lemons.

fresh lemon juice

Step 2: If necessary pour a small amount of the water out of the jug to allow room for the lemon juice. Add your lemon juice, sugar and shake well!

combine lemon juice and sugar

(Optional) You can add chopped strawberries for a bonus strawberry bite!

bonus strawberries

Here’s the fun part, hiding your veggies in the lemonade 😉 Adding the English cucumber is not only refreshing but it’s filled with fiber that helps your child process the added sugar and hopefully avoid a sugar high and inevitable crash.

Step 3: Chop your strawberries and cucumber, combine in your blender and puree.

Strawberry Puree mix

Step 4: Add to your lemonade, shake well and enjoy!

strawberry lemonade

I made blue ice cubes to go in the lemonade but it ended up looking purple and gross….total fail 😉

Summer strawberry lemonade
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Ingredients
  1. 1 gallon of water (I love to use those gallon jugs you can get pretty much anywhere from the dollar store to Costco, an added bonus is you don't have to clean the container after)
  2. 6 good sized lemons
  3. 1/2 - 1 lb of strawberries
  4. 1/2 English cucumber (the seeds in a traditional cucumber throw off the texture)
  5. 1 cup of sugar (you can substitute local honey as a sweetener to help fight seasonal allergies if you prefer)
Instructions
  1. Slice and juice all 6 lemons.
  2. If necessary, pour a small amount of the water out of the jug to allow room for the lemon juice. Add your lemon juice, sugar and shake well!
  3. (Optional) You can add chopped strawberries for a bonus strawberry bite!
  4. Chop your strawberries and cucumber, combine in your blender and puree.
  5. Add to your lemonade, shake well and enjoy!
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Bean doesn’t really drink juice unless it’s in a smoothie or slush, we tried introducing it to her when she was around a year old but she wasn’t a fan and prefers drinking water. (trust me, we were thrilled)

Every once in a while she likes a treat and she has southern heritage so she really enjoys sweet sun tea.

Most southern sweet teas call for a lot more sugar then ours does. We prefer to taste the tea as opposed to sugar and we add a little sweetness to the tea naturally with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry Sweet Tea

Sweet tea ingredients

1 gallon of water

14 black tea bags

1 lb of fresh raspberries

1 cup of sugar (local honey can be substituted)

Step 1: Add the tea bags to the water jug. (Be sure to leave room to close the lid on the strings, this makes it really easy to remove the tea bags later) Leave the jug in the sun all day, the warmer the day the better the flavor will be.

Tea in the sun

Step 2: Before the sun goes down bring in your jug, remove the tea bags and add your sugar and raspberries while the tea is still warm.

Adding sugar

Step 3: Shake well and chill in the refrigerator. You can also omit the raspberries for a more traditional Southern Sweet Tea 🙂

Raspberry Sweet tea

Southern Sweet Tea
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Ingredients
  1. 1 gallon of water
  2. 14 black tea bags
  3. 1 lb of fresh raspberries
  4. 1 cup of sugar (local honey can be substituted)
Instructions
  1. Add the tea bags to the water jug. (Be sure to leave room to close the lid on the strings, this makes it really easy to remove the tea bags later) Leave the jug in the sun all day, the warmer the day the better the flavor will be.
  2. Before the sun goes down bring in your jug, remove the tea bags and add your sugar and raspberries while the tea is still warm.
  3. Shake well and chill in the refrigerator. You can also omit the raspberries for a more traditional Southern Sweet Tea.
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Not only are raspberries sweet and delicious but they have some terrific health benefits. They are full of antioxidants, fiber (which helps you digest the sugar) and even have cancer fighting benefits. What more can you ask for? More info about raspberries can be found here.

What are you favorite beverages to make for your family and toddler? Do you have variations on these recipes you love to make? Let me know in the comments below!

-Crystal

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