When I was a little kid, my family always broke out the strawberry daiquiris around the holidays. Some years they were virgin, and I was allowed to have one. Some years they weren’t…and I might have gotten a small sip. These were always made with a frozen mix, though, which included corn syrup and all kinds of other junk.
Eventually, I figured out that these yummy drinks were really just a combination of strawberry and lime. Of course!
I set out to re-create the drink as a healthy “smoothie” that the whole family could enjoy. And they do — my kids start cheering and jumping when they find out I have made smoothie!
If you were so inclined, you could replace half to 3/4 of the water with rum, obviously for adults only! (3/4 c. rum should be about 1 oz. per serving.) I prefer the virgin version personally…just as yummy, no need to limit how much I have!
- 6 limes, juiced (about 3/4 c.)
- 1 1/2 c. frozen strawberries
- 1/3 c. organic sugar or raw honey
- 1 c. water
- 1 – 2 c. ice
Add everything except the ice to a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice a little at a time, until you have achieved the desired consistency. Serve immediately. Makes about 6 1-cup servings.
What is your favorite “fancy” drink?
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