Blueberry Limeade

Blueberry Limeade - Candy Coated Culinista

Blueberry Limeade – Candy Coated Culinista

Juice is almost extensively the only thing I drink as I am not a fan of water. I used to put in the singles shaker flavouring into my water; but then I thought these can’t possibly be good for me! I would always stay away from the ones containing aspartame but still I couldn’t even pronounce these ingredients. From there I went to making flavoured water with fruit, which did help the water go down better, but still not something I would run to drink. Nowadays I like to make home brewed iced-tea with or without fruit added, lemonades and other fruit juices at home.

Yield/Serving: approx. 500 ml
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

• 1 cup blueberries
• 2 golden delicious apples peeled and chopped
• 2 bosh pears, peeled and chopped
• 4 limes, squeezed
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 2 cups water

1. Pour all the prepared ingredients into a blender.
2. Select the whole juice or juice setting on you blender and blend. (you may have to blend a second time depending on your blender.
3. Using a strainer, strain the juice into a glass bottle and refrigerate.

• On the second day there will be more fruit bits that float to the top. If your juice has lasted this long, strain the juice a second time and now you have the perfect juice.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
It’s really hard to mess up a juice recipe as you can put in all your favourite fruits. I like that I am not spending four dollars on juice at one of the juice shops. Store-bought is great, but if you have the time and want to save a few dollars I say make your juice at home.

A Summer Sangria Two Ways

Summer Sangria Two Ways - Candy Coated Culinista

Summer Sangria Two Ways – Candy Coated Culinista

A summer sangria … yes please.

Yield/Serving: about 2 litres
Prep Time: 10 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

• 2 kiwis, peeled & sliced
• 1 bosc pear, sliced
• 1 royal gala apple, sliced into wedges
• 1 royal golden delicious, sliced into wedges
• Handful of strawberries
• Handful of blueberries
• Handful of raspberries
• 1 ½ cup red wine
• ¼ cup dark rum
• ¼ cup tequila
• Juice from 1 orange
• 1 can (355 ml) of Limonata San Pellegrino
• 2 tbsp Grand Marnier, or any orange – liquor
• ¾ cup water
• ¼ cup granulated sugar

Sangria1. Prepare and place all the fruits in a pitcher.
2. Pour in all the liquids.
3. Add sugar and stir and crush the fruits a little.
4. Let sit overnight in the fridge and serve in a glass over ice.

Sangria Slush
1. Add 6-8 ice cubes and pour one glass of sangria into the blender and blend.
Decorate with a lemon wheel and a lime wedge.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
A refreshing summer drink that goes perfectly sitting outside and enjoying those warm temperatures; served up with some Mexican food or anything barbecued.

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