Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thirsty Thursday

Welcome to Thirsty Thursday!! This past weekend I was thirsty for some lemonade, but not just Plain Jane lemonade. Something special. So I whipped up some tangy, lip-smacking Fizzy Blueberry Lemonade. Yum! I wish I still had some!!

I looked at tons of lemonade recipes to see how you make the original and they all start with a simple sugar. Being lazy . . .er, time-conscious, I heated 2 cups of water in the microwave (instead of waiting for water to boil on the stove) and added in 1 cup of Splenda and let it cool.

While it was cooling, I measured out 1 cup of frozen blueberries. I added some of the warm Splenda water to help soften them and tossed them in the food processor and blended them up.

Once that was blended, I added one cup of lemon juice. I wish I could say I squeezed 10 lemons just for our readers, but this lazy gal just measured out 1 cup of pre-squeezed lemon juice.

I taste tested it once the blueberry puree, Splenda syrup and lemon were combined and it was still a bit tart. So I added 1 cup of club soda to dilute it and give it some fizz.

And the final product . . .

Pretty tasty! Tart, but lip-smacking delicious. And pretty filling, too! I think if I had a better food processor, it wouldn't look as murky, but I like seeing the fiber.

What's your favorite lemonade blend?? Cody really likes those Sweet Tea and Lemonade mixes. They're a little too sweet for me, but he drinks it like it's going out of style!

On a side note, does anyone have any tricks for removing blueberry stains from carpet? I had a little accident . . .

Here's the stats for this thirst quencher:

Nutritional Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 32
Fat: 0.4 g
Sodium: 28 mg
Fiber: 1.3 g

1 comment:

  1. Blueberry stains are notorious! I've created quite a few messes in the kitchen with blueberries...thankfully I have tile floor. Thanks for favorite lemonade blend is sweet tea too, but I like to dilute it with sparkling water. Thanks for sharing!