If you like Jamba Juice as much as I do, but despise the Price-Tag, then you will love this recipe! I know, there are a lot of different fruit you can add, to make different smoothies, but this recipe is one of my favorites for the summer! Also, depending on whether you want a smoothie or sorbet, you can use frozen fruit to make it more ice-cream like; or adjust the liquids if you want it cold, but also want it to be a smoothie.
Ingredients: ( For 2 sorbets):
1/2 cup frozen Pineapple
1/2 cup frozen Mango
3/4 cup Coconut Milk
1/4 cup Apple Juice
– Mix all of these Ingredients in a blender( I like to use the Vitamix, since this blender can blend anything and everything, even ICE), Serve and ENJOY! As mentioned above, Sorbets and Smoothies can be made with a lot of different ingredients, but this recipe is amazing! It’s especially great to cool down on a hot summer day!
Since Summer has arrived, I decided to start my Blog off with a refreshing Lavender Lemonade recipe.We used to have a Lemon tree with a ton of lemons, which led to a lot of home-made lemonade. Finally a twist to regular lemonade, and it’s so easy! There are a few different recipes out there ( all fairly similar), but the one I like the most is:
1 Cup Sugar ( White cane sugar is fine)
1 tablespoon dried Lavender buds ( I have read that you can also use fresh Lavender from the Garden-make sure they aren’t chemically treated!)
2 Cups hot/boiling water
1 1/2 Cups Lemon Juice ( I use the bottled kind, but if you have fresh Lemons, this would probably be way better)
2 Cups Cold water ( Or more, however sweet you want this to be)
Put the Sugar and the Lavender Buds in a bowl. Using your hands, rub the lavender and sugar together( This process helps the lavender flavor to “be more there”).
Add the boiling water,stir till the sugar is melted and let sit for at least 30 minutes to infuse the flavor.
Add the Lemon Juice and strain the whole mixture into a pitcher. ( The lavender buds are thrown away).
Lastly add ice and cold water. DRINK and ENJOY! This is where you can add water to your own taste. ( I like to add the two cups into the pitcher, and then only use a third or half a glass of that lemonade and add the rest extra water).
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, BE CREATIVE AND MAKE LAVENDER LEMONADE!