Friday, August 16, 2013

Blueberry Limeade

Hi guys! Today I'd love to share another blueberry recipe with you! If you recall, I went blueberry picking with my mom a couple weeks ago, and it was a blast! 

I thought I had more blueberries than I knew what to do with, so I was planning on coming up with quite a few blueberry recipes. Well, I made a Blueberry Peach Crisp, and ended up eating most of the rest of them by the handful! Fortunately, I had just enough left to whip up this delicious Blueberry Limeade!

It's sweet, tart, and ultra refreshing, so it's a perfect drink to whip up for these last days of summer!
Blueberry Limeade- Makes 1 pitcher full!

Ingredients:
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (I used about 4 large limes)
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 3/4 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
- 5 cups water (2 warm, 3 ice cold)
- Optional: extra blueberries, sugar, and lime rind for garnish
1. Using a blender (I used my stick blender since my other blender is the worst), puree your blueberries with 1/8 cup of the lime juice.
2. Once pureed, pour the blueberry mix into your pitcher. If your blender isn't very thorough, use a fine mesh strainer to catch any bigger pieces.
3. Add your sugar to the pitcher and stir it into the blueberry puree using a wooden spoon.
4. Add your lime juice and 2 cups of warm water and stir well with a wooden spoon.
5. Taste the mixture and add more sugar if desired.
6. Add the 3 cups of cold water, stir to combine, and pour!
7. Optional: Make your garnish! Cut a long strip of lime rind, curl it up, and skewer it with a toothpick. Roll a couple of berries in some sugar, and add to either end of the toothpick.
Uh, if you want your lime rind to have a pink cast to it like mine, just be a klutz and drop it into your Blueberry Limeade...
Seriously, this stuff is super refreshing and a great drink for a summer afternoon. You could even freeze some up and make a slushie with it! Yum!

Do you guys have any big weekend plans?

-Becca
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24 comments:

  1. Yum! I just picked a bunch of wild blueberries up at the cottage so this would be a great way to use some of them up!

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    1. Oh perfect! Picking wild blueberries must have been so much fun!

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  2. Mmm, this looks tasty! I'm not a massive fan of blueberries but I bet this would be delicious with raspberries too!

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    1. Niki, this would be great with raspberries! I actually have a Raspberry Lemonade recipe up on my blog from July- you should check it out!

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  3. okay this sounds like the perfect summer drink! I'm planning to go berry picking next weekend, hope I'll get some blueberries to try this

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    1. Perfect! I hope you get some, too!

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  4. Oh lady, your photography is just stunning. It makes me want to rush out and buy everything I need to whip up a Blueberry Limeade. Simply perfect, I must try it!
    Donna xx

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    1. You are too sweet! Thank you so much!

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  5. Hi Becca! Thanks for your sweet comment on my post on Selective Potential! That blueberry limeade looks delicious!

    XO Hannah

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you for your sweet comment here!

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  6. Oooh yum! I would love to make this for my boyfriend. Blueberries are his favorite! I also really like your idea of turning it into a slushie. xoxo

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    1. Fantastic! I'm sure he'd love it! I drank it too quickly to find out if it made a good slushie, so if you try it out, let me know!

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  7. this looks delicious! i'm gonna need to make a trip to the grocery store tomorrow and whip me up a nice batch of this (:

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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    1. Thank you! I hope it turns out great!

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  8. That looks SO good. I love that cute little straw as well.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! My friend gave me the set years ago, and I never used them much, but I've been finding them very handy for photographing delicious drinks lately!

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  9. Oh my goodness this looks DELICIOUS! Your recipes always leave my mouth watering!!

    Xo, Hannah

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  10. This looks delicious! I've been meaning to go blueberry picking as the mountains are full of them at the moment, and I think this was just the motivation I needed!

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    1. Thanks, Hilde! I'm glad this recipe served as some good motivation to go pick some tasty blueberries!

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  11. YUM. :)

    That looks mouthwateringly delicious!

    Mags xx

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  12. Oh man. Want. I'm going to have to raid my parents' blueberry bushes to make this.

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  13. omigawsh this looks amazingly deelish! adding this one to the list for the weekend!

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  14. We don't get fresh Blueberries in India! Such a shame!!!

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