I love this because it’s all juice. Some strawberry lemonade recipes call for THREE cups or more of white sugar. Mine has zero. And yet, it is perfectly (and delightfully) sweet. There’s even veggies hidden inside — like parsnips and cucumber, but no one will ever know! They will just wonder how you made such a delicious drink and want the recipe for their next summer barbeque.
A few months ago, my mind was blown when I tried a new kind of “almond milk”. The geniuses over at one of my favorite juice bars in New York, Juice Press, decided to combine almonds with coconut water, instead of plain water. It is heavenly! It is so simple, so sweet with no added sweeteners (not even dates or pure maple syrup), and a perfect treat. It racks up at $9 for a 10 oz. bottle, and while the taste and the quality help me justify that it’s worth it, it’s always less expensive if you can figure out how to make it on your own, and I came pretty darn close. Enjoy this recipe!
The amount of sugar that we are consuming as a nation is beyond staggering. Think about this; the average caveman was eating around 33 tablespoons of sugar in one year, today the average American school kid is eating 35 tablespoons of sugar a day! This is alarming considering that our bodies have not changed much since our early ancestors. But this leads to the question – what about sugar-free foods?