Braces-Friendly Recipe: Stress-Relieving Strawberry Lemonade

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The last day of school is so close that you can almost taste it... but there's still plenty to do until then! Now that the weather is warming up, you can enjoy this delicious strawberry lemonade recipe, which is guaranteed to reduce that end-of-year stress and put you into a summer-state-of-mind!

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Ingredients:

• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup water
• 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
• 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 medium lemons)
• 6 cups cold water
• ice
• 1 cup strawberries, chopped for topping
• lemon slice, for garnish

Directions:

STEP 1: In a small sauce pan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

STEP 2: Place strawberries into a food processor or blender and process/blend until smooth.

STEP 3: Pour pureed strawberries into the sugar water. Add lemon juice. Stir well.

STEP 4: Pour strawberry lemon mixture and cold water into a large pitcher. Stir well and add ice. Pour into glasses and top with chopped strawberries and a lemon slice.

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** We got this wonderful recipe here: http://deliciouslysprinkled.com/fresh-strawberry-lemonade/**

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