Usually we think of lemonade as the classic summertime drink. But lemons have two harvests a year: one in the winter and one in the summertime. Lemons are a welcome aid to our immune systems, especially during those cold, short days. Adding some ice to this blended beverage transforms it to a slushy treat. Normally, I'm not a fan of stevia. The taste and my tongue don't seem to get along. Except with this recipe. It just... works. Be sure to use green leaf stevia powder and not the white powder (white stevia isn't a whole food, only part of the stevia herb, and has been processed more than the green). Although this treat will loose it's slushiness after about 30 minutes, the leftovers are still a delicious strawberry lemonade that you can store in your fridge for about 24 hours before it's flavor starts to change. What I love about this drink (besides it's refreshing deliciousness)? My kids adore it and I can give them full permission to drink as much as they want since every ingredient is health-promoting.
Raw, Sugar-Free Strawberry Lemonade Slushies
Makes 2 quarts
- 4 lemons, peeled
- 1/2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2-1 teaspoon stevia
- 2 cups ice
- 4 cups water