Some people cannot live without their fizzy, commercial “soft drinks” as they are called here in Australia.
I do not need a sweet, often caffeinated, beverage to get through my day. I do, however, enjoy a refreshing, thirst quenching drink from time to time. Recently I have been making this one which my whole family devours.
This is lemonade style sherbet, not to be confused with the dessert of the same name, with a twist of mint. The next day when the mint has infused it is amazing. I love to make this drink so that the top is frothy and sparkling giving it the sherbet consistency which occurs by using a high speed blender to get everything mixed just right.
The froth does not remain indefinitely so if drinking this the next day try giving it another buzz in the blender.
I include lemon juice ice cubes in this drink when I remember to make them and they make for a more intense flavour.
There is nothing artificial in this drink and it is oh so easy to make. Sometimes the simplest things are the most impressive and this sweet delight is an excellent example of this.
SAYING NO TO STRAWS
Oh one last thing. I detest plastic straws like the ones in my photos which were used merely as a prop. I have a packet of straws I bought about a year ago for crafts and drinks though never again.
Straws including those on mini juice boxes are plastic, disposable, wasteful and dangerous. I have been looking at glass or metal straws for our home. When you can please give plastic straws a miss.
I look forward to sharing future photos featuring straws which can be used over and over again and don’t harm wildlife when they become rubbish.
- 4 lemons squeezed
- 1/2 cup of fine granulated sugar
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 6 cups of water
- 3 or 4 springs of mint
- one full tray of lemon ice cubes
- Place everything in a high speed blender and blend until the ice is crushed and the mix is frothy.
- Test and adjust the flavours as desired.
- Garnish with mint.
- You can use ordinary ice blocks. The lemon ice blocks give this drink a lift though they require pre-planning.
- The longer the mint is infused the more complex the flavours will become.
A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE
Recently I have been adding my blog posts to “blog hops” or “linky parties”. These are spaces where people who blog can join together and showcase what is on offer this week on their blogs.These groups tend to be community oriented and a space for like minded souls to dwell.
There are many, many such forums out there. It can be a little time consuming to add blog posts and follow the other blogs keenly and with as much attention as they deserve. I try to limit my contributions to a couple of links which fit with my personal philosophy of a healthy vegan life incorporating sustainable living, minimalism, non consumerism and so on.
Often a couple of blogs will get recognised and highlighted based on the number of views to that particular site. It is a bit like voting. It is always gratifying to be recognised by others for your writing, recipes and content.
This week I was lucky enough to be “featured” at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural blog party for my Poached Pears in Citrus Sauce recipe and at Natural Family Fridays for the post I did on ANZAC Biscuits. I will stopping by both link ups again this week as well as Wildcrafting Wednesday and the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck, which features all vegan recipes.
Pop on over and take a look at some remarkable content all in one place. You may just find some inspiration ( or something to make for tea!)
Have a brilliant week and see you Friday.
Do you have a home made thirst quencher? Drop me a line or a comment and share what is in your glass.