Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

If you’re like me, you love lemonade.  In fact, strawberry lemonade is my favorite.  So I’m super excited to be able to share my strawberry lemonade recipe with you!  Get ready because this one packs a punch!

strawberry lemonade recipe

 

 

 

Now, let me tell you why I made this recipe up.  I like to use apple cider vinegar with my children as a bit of a detox for them.  But if you’ve ever tried the stuff it’s a bit much!  Most kids aren’t going to like it and readily drink it.  So this is how I have made the apple cider vinegar palatable for my children.  And guess what!?  They ask for this stuff.  Can’t get enough of it and constantly want me to make it.  

strawberry lemonade recipe

 

It’s really very simple to make and I’m sure you’ll think so too.  Now, if you’re following a Trim Healthy Mama diet you’ll be happy to know that this is on plan.  You can drink this, but it is not a sipper like the Good Girl Moonshine because of the strawberries in it.  It’s still a great drink though!  I love to drink it with my snack time.  Enjoy!

 

strawberry lemonade recipe

 

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
A delicious strawberry lemonade to serve also as a gentle detox.
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Ingredients
  1. one pound frozen strawberries
  2. 6 fresh lemons
  3. just shy of one gallon of water
  4. 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  5. sugar or stevia to sweeten (I use liquid NuNaturals Stevia and probably about 6 droppers full)
  6. 1 Tb fresh grated ginger
  7. Ice
Instructions
  1. Squeeze out the juice of all but one lemon.
  2. Slice remaining lemon into sections.
  3. Fill a gallon glass jar half full with ice.
  4. Place the frozen strawberries over the top of this.
  5. Next you want to add the lemon juice and sliced lemon.
  6. Add the fresh grated ginger.
  7. Pour the apple cider vinegar over the top.
  8. Finish filling the jar with water.
  9. Now sweeten to taste!
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you are not used to apple cider vinegar you might want to start with a smaller amount.
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Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

If you are anything like me you love chocolate.  Anything chocolate.  So I knew that I needed to make a delicious moist gluten free chocolate cake recipe that we could enjoy.  Let’s face it, boxed cake mixes are nice, but they can’t hold a candle to the from scratch goodness.  At least not in my mind!  I think you guys are going to love this recipe.  There is a secret ingredient to keep it moist and the icing. … it’s to die for!  Seriously.  So good!

 

gluten free chocolate cake recipe

 

You will need two round cake pans to get this cake perfect.  I used 9 inch rounds.  You could probably use 8 inch rounds but might have to cut the tops off the cake.  

gluten free chocolate cake recipe

Of course you knew I was going to have to throw Good Cook in here somewhere.  I love this knife.  Yeah it’s not first choice for slicing a cake, but it was clean and available!  And well I LOVE it!

gluten free chocolate cake recipe

 

You’re going to need my Artisan Gluten Free Flour Blend for this cake.  You can probably use other flour blends, but it is the only one that I have had complete success with.  I’d love to hear what other blends you’ve made work with it!

gluten free chocolate cake recipe

 

I really don’t know what else to say about this cake other than you have to try it.  It is so good.  My family loved it.  Our roofing crew loved it.  It is definitely a must have at our house.  I’ve made it for birthdays before as well.  You’re going to want to have it on hand for every occasion even those that aren’t special!

And now, I am going to go work on perfecting my dairy free version of this cake to share with you too.  This cake is so good.  After dairy free I am working on a super yummy white cake and then maybe a strawberry.  But somewhere in there has to land a yellow one with yellow icing for a special girl with a birthday this month.  Yellow is her favorite color.  I’m also in the mood for something adventurous. . . . tomato cake anyone!  :)  

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Here is the perfect moist cake for all your special occasion needs and even just those days when you're craving chocolate.
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For the Cake
  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 1 cup water (can sub in milk here for an even more decadent cake)
  3. 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  4. 2 cups organic white sugar or ground demerara
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1 cup sour cream
  7. 1 tsp vanilla (I have used other flavorings successfully, ie mint)
  8. 2-1/2 cups gluten free flour blend(I use my own blend--link in article)
  9. 2 tsp guar gum
  10. 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  11. 1-1/2 tsp baking powder(heaping)
  12. 1/2 tsp salt
For the frosting
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 4 cups powdered sugar(I use organic as well)
  3. 1/4 cup heavy cream plus 2 Tbs
  4. 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  5. 1-1/2 tsp vanilla
  6. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease 2 round pans, 9 inch preferred.
For the Cake
  1. Melt butter in saucepan.
  2. Add in water and cocoa powder.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Combine the cocoa mixture and sugar.
  5. Mix to dissolve sugar and cool the mixture.
  6. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
  7. Scrape sides of the bowl to make sure all incorporated fully.
  8. In separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  9. Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl.
  10. Stir slowly or mix on medium low to incorporate.
  11. Scrape down sides.
  12. Mix on high or quickly for 5 seconds.
  13. Pour half in each pan.
  14. Bake for 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  15. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  16. Transfer to wire racks.
  17. Let cool on wire racks.
For the Frosting
  1. Beat all ingredients except the dark chocolate chips and 2 Tb of heavy cream in mixer bowl.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate chips with the 2 Tb of heavy cream in a small saucepan.
  3. Mix the melted mixture in slowly until all incorporated.
  4. Add more cream if it is too thick.
  5. Generously lather on the cake!
Notes
  1. This makes a good deal of frosting and I have never been able to put it all on the cake.
  2. It is delicious!
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Tuesday Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop 7/8 #goodeatin

 

It’s that time again!

Time for the Tuesday Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop!

Are you ready for some new wonderful recipes?  I know I am!

 
 
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Tuesday Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop 7/1 #goodeatin

 
Are you ready for this weeks Tuesday Good Eatin Recipe Link Up!!!??
 
I know I am!
 
 
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Post Exercise Workout Smoothie Recipe #BBBProduct #freshfruitbowl

So when I found out while reading a post on Bodynutrition.org that Good Cook had a new bowl out for fresh fruit. I knew exactly what I was going to use mine for.  I make a smoothie every morning after exercising.  I’m running around 6 miles every other day.

This bowl is perfect for going and picking some fresh fruit and veggies from the garden.  Just enough for one smoothie for me!

post exercise workout smoothie

My smoothie ingredients fresh from the garden and berry patches.

I took my bowl out, got some spinach, some kale, some blueberries, and some strawberries.  Oh yummy!  Seriously this stuff is really good even if you don’t think so at first.

Right now this bowl is only available at Bed Bath and Beyond and not on the Good Cook website.

workout smoothie

Oh it looks good enough to eat! or drink!

This bowl is so cool though!  It has 3 pieces.  You have a large bowl, a colander inset, and then a lid.  I love that the bowl has a silicone type ring on the bottom that helps to keep the bowl from moving around. I’m loving this for using in my garden picking!  It is exclusively available at Bed Bath and Beyond though so don’t go looking for it on the Good Cook website!

post exercise workout smoothie

All ready and waiting to be blended!

It’s called the Profreshional Fruit Bowl and it not only helps to keep the fruit fresh, but it’s super easy to separate the fruit from the juice when you need it.  The bowl is quite a bit larger than you think it might be.  I loved how large it truly was and how much fruit could be placed in it.

post workout exercise smoothie

Ready and waiting!

Post Exercise WorkOut Smoothie
The perfect smoothie to drink after an early morning workout.
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Ingredients
  1. handful of kale
  2. handful of spinach
  3. half a dozen strawberries
  4. large handful of blueberries
  5. scoop rice protein or whey protein
  6. one half banana
  7. one half cup plain yoghurt
  8. one half avocado
Instructions
  1. Get out your blender.
  2. Put all ingredients in the blender.
  3. Blend or Puree until fully mixed.
  4. Pour into mason jar.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. If this seems too thick to you simply add some almond milk. I tend to not add the milk as I like a really thick smoothie.
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Tuesday Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop 6/10

 

 

 
 
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Tuesday Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop 4/29 #goodeatinPL

 

 

 
 
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