Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
Nothing says summertime like an ice cold glass of fresh squeeze strawberry lemonade. The perfect sweet and tart drink to pair with any summer BBQ. Drink it just like it is, or use it as the base for your favorite adult cocktail.
I am so in love with this Breville Juice Fountain and so are my kids. Last week we made tangelo juice to go with our breakfast for dinner and last night we made this delicious Fresh Strawberry Lemonade, or actually Lemon-Limeade. It was a perfect beverage for our beautiful spring evening last night.
I’ve never used an electronic juicer before, but I can tell you I am incredibly pleased with the Breville Juice Fountain Plus. I always imagined juicing to be something difficult and messy, but it was neither.
I can see that we will be experimenting more often with juice concoctions, especially with warmer weather approaching. The whole family loves fresh lemonade and this juicer made the process so fast and simple.
By now most of you have heard about Logan’s picky eating. I can see that this juicer will help us encourage him to try more new fruits and vegetables. Already he thinks it is super cool to help me make fresh juice.
A Few Highlights of the Breville Juice Fountain Plus
- Juicing Disc Filter – Stainless steel cutting disc surrounded by Italian made micro mesh filter to extract up to 30% more juice and 40% more vitamins and minerals than other juicers
- Speeds – 2 speed electronic control: High Speed for denser fruits and harder vegetables (12,000 RPM) and Low Speed for leafy vegetables and soft fruit ( 6,500 RPM)
- Large opening – you don’t need to cut most fruits and vegetables up to fit inside the juicer. A whole apple or orange will usually fit in the opening
- Easy to use! This was my first time using an electric juicer and I couldn’t believe how easy it was!
- Simple clean up. Line the pulp bucket with a plastic grocery or produce bag and discard after use. The rest of the pieces clean easily in the top shelf of the dishwasher after a quick rinse in the sink.
Treat mom to a glass of Fresh Strawberry Lemonade and this Breville Juice Fountain Plus for Mother’s Day this year…or enter for your chance to win one below!
Strawberry Lemonade or Strawberry Lemon-Limeade
adapted from Summer Raspberry Lemonade
10 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries; plus more whole or sliced berries for garnish
4 - 6 large lemons, enough for 1 cup fresh lemon juice; plus more for garnish
3 limes, enough for 1/3 cup lime juice*
4-6 cups cold water, according to personal preferences
1 batch Simple Syrup, recipe follows
1 cup sugar
1 cup of water
*alternatively, substitute for extra lemon juice.
For the Strawberry Lemon-Limeade
Wash the strawberries and remove the stems, set aside. Remove the peel from the lemon and limes. For the lemons, I cut the top off and peeled as if it were an orange. For the lime I used a paring knife to remove the peel.
Put the strawberries inside the juicer. Place a pitcher on the other end to catch the run off. Run on low speed until all the juice has been removed. Do the same with the lemons and limes.
In a large pitcher, combine 1 recipe simple syrup, the juice from the fruit and 4-6 cups cold water (to taste). Add ice if desired. Garnish with sliced lemons and strawberries. Serve chilled.
For the Simple Syrup
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Place over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove and let cool.
Mother’s Day Giveaway Prize (1 winner):
Thank you, Breville, for providing this giveaway!
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