Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry is loaded with antioxidants so it is healthy for us to have blueberries everyday. I know a few people who don't want to the taste of blueberries but they like it if it is prepared as muffins or smoothies. I like it both, to be eaten fresh or to be mixed with other ingredients. If you are one of the people that doesn't like blueberries to be eaten fresh, try making a blueberry lemonade. You might like it.

1 cup plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 cups water
1 pint fresh blueberries
1−1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about
10 big lemons, including pulp but not seeds)
First make a simple syrup by combining 1 cup sugar and water in a saucepan
over medium heat, stirring until the mixture boils. Lower the heat and allow
the syrup to simmer for another minute. Remove from heat and let cool. In a
blender or food processor, puree the blueberries with 2 tablespoons of
sugar. In a pitcher, combine the cooled syrup, lemon juice and blueberry
puree. To serve, pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of base into a glass and fill with
water. Makes base for 12 servings.

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