Yesterday, the kids and I spontaneously hit up a local splash pad with some friends. It was lots of fun for all of us, but we arrived back home tired, hot, and in serious need of an ice cold summer drink.
I pulled a lemon and some mangoes out of the fridge, plugged in my handy dandy immersion blender (if you don’t have one – you need one!), and just a few minutes later we had this super refreshing, all natural mango lemonade!
Easy, All Natural Mango Lemonade
Making homemade lemonade is so easy, and I love adding other fruits to put a fun spin on the flavor. My all natural pineapple lemonade from last summer is still a household favorite!
All you need are lemons, water, honey (optional), and whatever fresh fruit or juice you like.
For this mango lemonade, I used fresh mango chunks and blended them with the other ingredients right in the glass.
It only took 3 minutes to make and I didn’t have to clean the Vitamix.
**Kitchen Tip – How to Clean an Immersion Blender in Only 20 Seconds!**
Place a squirt of dish soap and some water in a glass, and turn the blender on. Then just rinse it under running water!
Mom and Kid-approved Treats for Summer
It seems the older my kids get, the pickier they get too. I have near daily conversations with my 5 year old about why I won’t take her to the drive through or buy certain snack foods that she sees her friends eating.
But, when I make homemade treats using real foods straight from nature – like this mango lemonade – they see that healthy, whole foods really can be just as good or better than junk food. Plus, I get to talk to them about how God uses these foods to nourish our bodies.
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- 2 cups mango chunks (about 2 fresh mangoes)
- Juice of 1 medium lemon
- 12 oz water
- 1-2 tsp raw honey (optional)
- If serving more than 2, multiply recipe as needed and blend in a standard blender, then pour over ice to serve.
Check out these other summer drinks!