Strawberry Basil Lemonade (or Pops)

Serving Size: 2 cups
Instructions for Produce Sale: Make enough to fill 1-2 pitchers, preferably 1 gallon each; please blend to a smooth puree and strain if chunks remain

 

 

 

Ingredients:
1½ cups water
¼ cup fresh basil leaves – growing in TMA Garden (spring)!
1 lemon, peeled & halved – growing on trees at TMA (spring)!
4 organic strawberries, hulled – growing in TMA Garden (spring)!
4 Tbsp. honey or agave
½ – 1 cup ice cubes

Directions:
Add all ingredients into blender and blend until combined and frothy smooth. Pour into cups and garnish with lemon slices and a sprig of basil.

Frozen pops variation: You can also pour into an ice tray and freeze to make strawberry basil lemonade pops (or just use lemons for lemon pops)!

Nutritional Information: Lemons are teeming with vitamin C, an immunity builder, while strawberries are full of anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants that are linked to lowered risks of certain cancers. Basil has antibacterial properties on a cellular level, restricting the growth of harmful substances within the gut.

 

Adapted from Yummy, Healthy, Easy
http://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/2014/04/strawberry-basil-lemonade.html