Strawberry Juice

FRESAS

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.

Enjoy!

Strawberry Juice

author: Eve@DivineDiuum

Ingredients

3 C frozen strawberries

1/4 C maple syrup

1 litre coconut water

2 Tbsps rose water

Directions

1.  Place all ingredients in a blender.

2.  Blend until smooth.

3.  Enjoy.

Calories 78

Protein  1.5 g

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