Mango Lemonade Drink

Oh how I love a refreshing drink on a hot summer day.  We have a little over a month before the first day of fall and I think we need to guzzle up all of the invigorating drinks before then.  Now, I hope you don’t think that you can’t enjoy these drinks in the fall too?  You can certainly add them to your upcoming Football Season Menu and serve them at your parties.

Today I’m sharing a Mango Lemonade Drink.  It’s quick, easy and all you need is a few ingredients.

You’ll need:

1 Can Sliced Mangoes (I placed mine in the freezer so that they would be nice and FROZEN)

1 Can Concentrated Lemonade Juice

A few sprigs of mint (Optional)

3 Cans of Water (Use the lemonade can)

1 Cup sugar (or add to taste if you’d like less sugar)

First we’re going to start off by adding our 1 Can of concentrated lemonade to our pitcher.

 

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Next, were going to add our frozen mangoes and after we’ve added the mangoes, it’s time to added our 3 cans of water.

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Stir everything well and now is your time to add in your sugar.  You’re going to stir it in before you begin to add the sprigs of mint if you choose to do so.  Stir everything in well and we’re going to place the drink in the fridge for 2-3 hours or more.  You may also decide to do this the day before an event or for dinner the following day.  The great thing about adding the mango and the mint and letting them set for hours, both get a chance to infuse the drink and give it a rich Mango Lemonade flavor with that hint of mint.

Once your drink has chilled either overnight or a few hours we’re going to remove it from the fridge.Since the drink has sat we’ll need to stir it up again before serving.

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Let’s get ready to fill those glasses and share this refreshing drink with our love ones, family or friends.  Lemonade is one of our families favorite drinks, so I enjoy putting a twist on it whenever I can.  Hope your family and friends enjoy the Mango Lemonade as much as we have this summer.  Don’t forget, you can always add this to your Fall, Winter or Spring menu too. Enjoy

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Hibiscus Lemonade Recipe

With Mother’s Day, holidays and the warm weather approaching, there’s nothing like partaking in a refreshing drink.  Recently on one of my grocery shopping trips I picked up a pack of dried hibiscus flowers to use in the near future.  The future is now and I’m sharing this revivifying Hibiscus Lemonade Recipe with you.

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Ingredients:

4 Squeezed Lemons

2 Cups Sugar (Feel free to use less if you’re sugar conscious. I’m not 🙂

Water (add to taste)

1/4  cup Dried Hibiscus Flowers

Tools:

Pitcher

Lemon Squeezer

Cheesecloth

Large Spoon

 

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First let’s slice and squeeze the lemons.

 

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Once all your lemons are squeezed add the lemon juice to your pitcher.  Next we’re going to add in our sugar and fill our pitcher with water half way stir and add in the rest and stir until sugar is dissolved.

This is a 36 x 54 piece of cheesecloth.  You’re going to cut approximately a 4 x 4 piece ( I left it doubled to make sure less hibiscus pieces fall through) and you’re going to cut a strip as well and use the strip to tie up the cheesecloth.

 

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Now, place your dried hibiscus in the center of the cheesecloth.

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Pull in all four corners of the cheesecloth and tie closed with the cheesecloth strip.

Drop the hibiscus pouch in the lemonade and stir.

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Place your Hibiscus Lemonade in the fridge for 1 hour.

Take it out the fridge, stir well.

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Now you can remove the Hibiscus pouch, but be sure to squeeze it and remove the excess  flavor.  We don’t waste no FLAVOR!

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Place back in the fridge to chill until time to serve.

Serve it up and enjoy.

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Hemp Happy Family

While shopping at Costco the other day, I stopped to taste some Hemp seeds they had out for tasting.  I was extremely surprised by the taste.  They have a nutty texture and puts me in the mind of sunflower seeds.  They also have another taste that I still haven’t been able to pinpoint.

After researching online I found out that they are a Super Food and very healthful to many health problems such as: high blood pressure, diabetes & more.  With a suggested intake of 4 tablespoons a day, I went for it.

In smoothies for two

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In Oatmeal for Breakfast

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In Cereal for Breakfast

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In Salad For Hubby’s Lunch

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In mostly all of the dishes and drinks that I’ve added the Hemp Seeds to you can either barley taste them or they add a nutty texture.  Hopefully this bag will last us until my next Costco visit.  However, I will be going this week to pick up a bag for my grandmother and if I think they won’t last, I need to pick us up another bag too.

So, have you tried Hemp Seeds? If so, have you noticed any differences in you health?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Pumpkin Caramel Milkshake

If you know me, you know how much I enjoy my cold slushy drinks. Even during this cooler weather I still LOVE my cold slushy drinks. What better drink to have this season than a yummy slushy Pumpkin Drink? Better yet. How about a slushy Pumpkin Caramel Milkshake? I’ll take two! Maybe three…

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Here’s what you’ll need to create this tasty drink.

Ice cream- Pumpkin Patch and Caramel Delight

1/2 cup milk (less if you want your milkshake thicker)

1/3 tsp Vanilla Flavor

Just a couple sprinkles of Ground Cinnamon

 

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Tools needed: Blender, ice cream scooper or a BIG FAT spoon 😉

In a blender add 4 scoops of pumpkin ice cream, 2 scoops of caramel delight ice cream, vanilla flavor, cinnamon and lastly milk.  Blend until creamy and smooth.

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Then serve this tasty deliciousness.

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Enjoy.  Do you enjoy cold drinks too?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Warm Weather Drinks: Infused Cucumber Water

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It’s getting hot out here… so drink Infused Cucumber Water!

If you haven’t had a nice cold glass of Infused Cucumber Water, try it on a HOT day. Refreshing!  Slice about 5 pieces of cucumber and place it in a cold glass of water. I leave the skin on and feel free to remove it if you wish.  If I’m not mistaking it’s about 50 calories per glass.

Try it and let me know how you like it 😉  My youngest doesn’t like cucumbers, but when I added it to her water the other day she said it was refreshing.

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What drinks do you enjoy when the weather gets warmer?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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