My August blogs are all about summer refreshments. This summer drink is inspired by some of the first berries, strawberries. Strawberries are ready in June and we get a second crop in July. I love picking fresh berries from the local berry farms and there are plenty around. After I wash and freeze them, I can add them to all my smoothies and drinks.
This particular combination was inspired by one of my trips although I can’t seem to remember where. I do remember thinking strawberries and rose? Then I was pleasantly surprised. Originally, I made this without sweetener but it was a bit too tart so the recipe does call for 1/4 C of maple syrup.
In a good blender, simply add 3 cups of frozen strawberries and a litre of coconut water. Add the maple syrup and 2 Tbsps of rose water. You can add more after but this gives it a subtle floral taste.
Blend until it is smooth. If you prefer a thinner drink, add some water before storing it in the fridge. You can keep it for up to a week. It is also a great starter for margaritas if you want to serve it as a special drink for a summer get together. Give it a stir before serving.
I love using fresh fruit to make drinks. It tastes so much better than store-bought and it is so simple. If you want a bit of fizz, add some sparkling water to your glass.
3 C frozen strawberries
1/4 C maple syrup
1 litre coconut water
2 Tbsps rose water
1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
Protein 1.5 g