Raspberry Mango Basil Lemonade
The finish line is almost here, parents. Summer. Time for swimming, adventures and exponential sibling arguments. Ha! While I look forward to having both of my loves at home, I know that my mom arsenal is going to need some reinforcements. And that’s when I pull out my summer drink. Lemonade. Nothing says summer like a tall glass of lemonade, something that mom can sip and appreciate during the long days of the season.
“Hold on kids, Mommy needs her lemonade first.”
And this summer, we’re taking our favorite summer drink to a whole new level with this homemade Raspberry Mango Basil Lemonade. Ready to make this fresh twist on a classic family-friendly drink? Pour me a glass!
Fresh raspberries, sweet ripened mango and the tartness of lemon combine together for the ultimate drink – no alcohol needed! A perfect family-friendly drink to quench your thirst all summer long, it’s definitely a sweet reward that I can really appreciate. Are you picturing your lounge chair yet?
- 6 Cups of Water
- 1 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 1 Mango (like Coast Tropical Mangoes), peeled and pureed
- 1 Pint of Fresh Raspberries (like Driscoll Raspberries)
- Handful of Fresh Basil Leaves, for garnish
- Mix together water, lemon juice and sugar until completely dissolved.
- In blender, combine lemonade and mango. Puree until completely smooth.
- In a glass add a handful of raspberries, ice (if desired) and lemonade. Garnish with fresh basil.
- Serve cold. Refrigerate leftovers.
Where do I go to get my fresh produce? My local Publix. And this summer, your fresh produce purchase does so much more than quench your family’s thirst. Produce for Kids is back this summer and partnering with Feeding America to feed local families. And you can help. By purchasing select local produce at your Publix between now and June 29th, you are automatically making a donation to Feeding America. Yes, it’s that simple. Be on the lookout for these 13 fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers that are Feeding America this summer:
o Avocados from Mexico Mexican Hass Avocados
o Brandt California Peaches, Plums & Nectarines
o Buddy Fruits Pure Blended Fruit
o Coast Tropical Mangos
o Crunch Pak
o Driscoll’s® Raspberries
o Del Monte® Fruit Naturals® Cups
o Fresh Express® Packaged Salad
o HMC Farms/Traver Ranch California Peaches, Plums & Nectarines
o RealSweet® Vidalia® Onions
o Little Bear Brand Vidalia® Sweet Onions
o Marie’s® Dressings
o Wonderful® Pistachios
Not only is your family benefiting from fresh local fruits and vegetables this summer, but every bit is helping other local families in Florida do the same. And all by purchasing the fresh produce your family already loves! Look how much our local produce purchase impacted Feeding America in 2015. Do you think we can break that for 2016? Let’s do it! Learn more about the Produce for Kids Feeding America Campaign (including more delicious family recipe ideas) and how to get involved on their Facebook page. Be sure to follow Produce for Kids on Twitter and Instagram too.
Need some more delicious summer drink ideas? Check out these SUPER popular favorites for the season!
- Copycat Disney Watermelon Slush
- Banana Avocado Smoothie
- Watermelon Coconut Fruit Ice Cubes
- Watermelon Coconut Lime Slush