Welcome to my latest blender recipe. This is for my quick blend Paleo homemade lemonade recipe. It is incredibly frugal due to the small amount of lemons used to make these delicious drinks, add to this the amazing flavour and you have your dream blender drink!
We bought our house in March of 2015 so at the time of writing this the house is nearly 18 months old. I remember when we had the builders round and we were getting some work done before we moved in. I had family visiting from England, plus my parents and they were all having a good look around.
The one thing that got all their attention wasn’t the amazing views, the fact that the house needed a lot of work and that we were over stretching ourselves, or the fact that it had the ugliest kitchen you had ever seen.
No it was the fact that we had a single lemon tree. Lemon trees are unheard of in the UK and they were all fascinated by it.
Before I knew it they had helped themselves (on my mums orders) to clear out the tree of its lemons and before we knew it the lemon tree just had leaves and no lemons in sight.
So we had to wait for them to re-grow and eventually we have had lots of different meals with our lemons. Though the most popular one in our household has to be the lemon shortbread! But beyond that we can be healthier and we often use it for flavouring fish and seafood dishes.
But here we are with our 18 month old lemon tree and we are yet to make the most famous thing of them all and that is old fashioned lemonade. When you mention the words “lemon tree” the first thing people say to you is when are you making your own lemonade? And it just never happened until now.
Well with us dedicating 10 days to blender recipes I couldn’t think of anything better to test out on my blender. In the old days if you made lemonade you would cook the lemons with sugar and then drain it, but thanks to the blender you really don’t need to and the end taste is lovely.
From a frugal point of view all you’re adding to the mix is water and honey (along with your lemon) and when you look at the mark up on fizzy drinks you realise that this is a great way to save money.
It is so refreshing no matter what time of year it is and healthier than the fizzy cans alternatives. Plus I gave up my fizzy drinks habit a while ago and I do have a habit of getting bored of water when it is all that you drink!
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- Chop the ends off your lemons. Cut the rest of the lemons into small slices and place in your blender. Add to it a litre of cold water. Blend until the lemon is completely blended into the water.
- Using a pillow case pour in the mixture from the blender into the inside of your pillow case making sure there is a mixing bowl underneath.
- Squeeze out the pillow case so that all of the clear lemonade water has gone into the mixing bowl.
- Place the watery lemonade back into the blender along with the honey and milk and blend for a couple of minutes.
- Place in the fridge and serve after a couple of hours once it is nice and cool.
I use a pillow case a lot.I originally bought a cheap one on Amazon and it is great for when I am making cauliflower pizza, courgette fritters and now lemonade. It works as a great strainer and much cheaper than alternative purchases that I could use to make them. It then stays in my kitchen drawer once laundered for when I next need it for a recipe.
In many homemade lemonade recipes they will use a lot of lemons and then only use the juice. Do it like this with the rind and it is much cheaper as you need a lot less produce and there is a much stronger flavour in the rind.