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Berry Lemonade

I couldn't help but laugh a bit about the picture above when I first saw it. Just look back behind the berry lemonade.  Yep that's one of my boys and yep his pants usually have knees that look like that.  It's kind of frustrating right now but I know one day I'll look back with fond memories of this time.  Somehow this was just my picture of choice.

Our family really likes this berry lemonade.  We always have all sorts of frozen berries in the freezer for smoothies.  So it was another fun use for them.  Blueberries are tasty, or mixed berries, who doesn't love Raspberry Lemonade and we haven't tried strawberry yet but I know it would be good too.

A very refreshing Summertime drink.  Inspired by this recipe.

Berry Lemonade
1 cup frozen berries of choice
1 cup Sucanat
1 cup water
2+ cups fresh Lemon juice (more or less depending on how tart you like it)
6-8 cups ice water (again depending on how strong you like it)

In medium saucepan bring berries, Sucanat, and water to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes.  Strain berries out with a fine strainer.  You can use leftover berries for ice cream topping, on toast, or even in smoothies.  Let the berry mixture cool then add lemon juice and ice water.  Stir and enjoy. 
Makes 2 1/2-3 quarts.

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