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The lemonade I have chosen to share with you is a real peach!! Peach, Strawberry and Lemons combine to give you a fruity refreshig treat on these hot summer days.
Those of you who have been following my blog know that I have started a new eating plan based on the Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy. The nice thing about this lemonade is that it is compatible with Phase 1 and Phase 3 of the eating plan. That means I can enjoy it 5 days of the week.
I adapted this recipe from one that Haylie shared on her website. I didn't adapt the ingredients too much other than halving the recipe so it only made 6 servings and using organic agave syrup in place of the xylitol. Xylitol and Stevia do not seem to agree with me so I am substituting the agave when I need a sweetner. It is also plant based and low glycemic. So while it is not approved by Haylie I can't see as to where it will affect the eating plan negatively.
I used half the fruit called for in the original recipe and I cooked the strawberries down along with the peaches in the water and sweetener mixture.
Mostly, I changed up Haylie's techniques and procedures. I am posting my recipe as I made it. You can link to Haylie's recipe above if you want to stick to her tried and true methods and recipe.
Haylie had you puree the fruit mixture in a blender, allow it to cool and then force it through cheesecloth. I just put the hot fruits and liquid into my food mill, using the seeding disk. I placed the food mill over my large measuring cup. When I was done I had 3 cups of juice.
I squeezed my lemons right into a mason jar. 2 lemons gave me 1/2 cup of juice. I added the peach mixture to the mason jar and placed it in the refrigerator.
When you are ready to assemble the lemonade you simply fill a tall glass with ice, add 1/2 c. of the fruit mixture and top it off with sparkling water.
This is another one of the recipes that will remain in my repertoire even after the eating plan is over.
I might even add a splash of vodka to the mix....perhaps cherry flavored.
adapted from Haylie Pomroy
1 c. water
1 peach, roughly chopped (about 1 c.)
5 strawberries, hulled and sliced (about 1/2 c.)
1/3 c. organic agave syrup
2 lemons, juiced (about 1/2 c.)
Sparkling Mineral Water
Place water, peaches, strawberries and syrup into a medium saucepan over med high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 3 or 4 minutes. Pour into a food mill, fitted with the seeding strainer, set over a bowl. Strain the fruit and syrup through the food mill. Set aside
Pour the lemon juice into a container, I used a mason jar. Add the peach mixture to the lemon juice and refrigerate until completely chilled.
When ready to serve fill a tall glass with ice, add 1/2 c. of the fruit mixture, top with sparkling water. Garnish with peach slices and strawberries if desired. Print Recipe
Let's see how the others are celebrating Lemonade this month.
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- Frosty Raw Strawberry Lemonade by Fearlessly Creative Mammas
- Honey Mint Lemonade by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Lemony White Sangria by Hardly A Goddess
- Papaya Lemonade (or cocktail!) by Caroline's Cooking
- Passion Tea Lemonade by Making Miracles
- Peachy Lemonade by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pineapple Pink Lemonade Shaved Ice by Food Lust People Love
- Shikanji (Indian Lemonade) by Tara's Multicultural Table
- Sparkling Apple and Watermelon Lemonade Spritzers by Sneha's Recipe
- Sparkling Blue Basil Lemonade by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Sparkling Milk Lemonade by Our Good Life