Strawberry lovers rejoice and unite! There’s a great little secret that many people don’t know, that I want to shout from the rooftops…HEY AMERICA! it’s SUPER EASY to grow your own delicious STRAWBERRIES! The folate and vitamin c packed into these tasty little power houses of flavor is reason enough to grow them yourself. Let alone the free available berries at your fingertips whenever you want them!
In my internet travels I have come across some tasty sounding strawberry lemonade recipes. The kicker is that none of them were healthy in the sense that they used non-organic items, and processed foods. Being newly organic myself, I find it frustrating to be left out of the cute pinned recipe crowd! What a bummer.
This got my mind going. I grow strawberries. I’m a pretty good chef. I can create something super tasty that follows my family’s strict organic guidelines. Yes! Problem solved.
Check out my freshest recipe below, and let me know if you love it as much as I do!
46 ounces of chilled fresh organic pineapple juice
2 ¼ cups of distilled/purified or filtered water
Juice of 7 lemons
½ cup of local honey
1 bag frozen organic strawberries
1 cup organic cream
2 ½ quarts Organic ginger-ale
1 pint fresh strawberries- sliced
Yields about 6 quarts
- In a blender, combine the honey, frozen strawberries and cream until smooth, set aside
- In a large punch bowl combine pineapple juice, water, lemon juice, and your frozen strawberry mixture with the ginger ale, stirring ever so gently.
Try this decadent punch the next time you’re looking for a quick, organic, non-alcoholic drink to serve your guests!
Hint: You can freeze left over punch in 8oz portions and defrost to enjoy on a day that you just need the extra zip that only a frosty glass of tangy strawberry lemonade can provide.
Once again, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy growing your own food as much as I do. Small changes can make huge differences in your life. I wanted to come up with this little recipe to remind myself that going organic and making healthy choices that are right for my family doesn’t limit our options. It creates in me a renegade heart that strives for delicious alternatives to the poison being peddled everywhere. Strawberries in particular make me a very happy farmer indeed.
peace and plenty, yall