Strawberry Ginger Lemonade

So far, making a smoothie without a recipe is as easy as I’d hoped. Throw in some fruit, some combination of ice and water, blend, then sweeten to taste. So here’s the first drink I made with the Vitamix:

Strawberry Ginger Lemonade

  • Three whole lemons, peeled
  • Five strawberries, hulled
  • About an inch of ginger, grated
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups (a little more than a tray) ice
  • 1/2 cup sugar

First, blend fruit, ginger and water, to be sure the lemon seeds are pulverized. Then add ice, blend again. Then sweeten to taste. About a 1/2 cup of sugar worked for me. This made about 4 tall glasses for us.

strawberry-ginger-lemonade

To make this in a conventional blender, slice the lemon into eighths, and remove the seeds. Also consider slicing the strawberries.

I’ve heard people suggest throwing a piece of ginger into a high-powered blender, rather than grating it. I tried this once, but found that it added a stringy texture that I didn’t like. Maybe I just didn’t blend it enough.

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2 thoughts on “Strawberry Ginger Lemonade

  1. Adam

    There’s a trick for blending ginger without a grater. If you slice it into ~1/8″ disks, that should eliminate the stringiness, and in my opinion it’s easier/faster than grating. The issue is that the fibers don’t always get cut by the blender, even with a Vitamix. The fibers run along the length of the root, so by slicing it perpendicular to the fibers, you will take care of them.

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