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Honey-Cucumber Lemonade: The Perfect Summertime Drink

Honey Cucumber Lemonade

If you’ve been following along, you know that I’ve been obsessed with lemonade ever since our babymoon to Hawaii! Not to mention that nothing says “summer” like a chilled glass of lemonade (especially when temperatures exceed 100 degrees here in Phoenix)!

Honey Cucumber Lemonade

I’ve been playing around with various lemonade recipes – doing some research and LOTS of trial and error. I’ve finally mastered a recipe that combines some of my all-time favorite flavors: honey, cucumber, and of course – lemon!

Honey Cucumber Lemonade

The honey-infusion in this recipe makes for the perfect pairing of sweet and tart that’s SO refreshing!

I hope this honey-cucumber lemonade helps to liven up your summer!

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Honey-Cucumber Lemonade

Course Drinks
Servings 6 cups

Ingredients

Lemonade

  • 2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice about 13-14 lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cucumber to garnish

Honey-Cucumber Syrup

  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber I diced using a food processor
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions

Honey-Cucumber Syrup

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves and the honey is liquified.

  2. Allow the mixture to simmer for 4 minutes.

  3. Strain out the cucumber chunks (if desired) and let the syrup cool in the fridge.

Lemonade

  1. Squeeze the lemons to make 2 cups of juice (I used an electric juicer).

  2. Add juice and sugar into a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  3. Add the juice/sugar mixture to 4 cups of water and mix well. (Add more water if you like your lemonade less tart). 

  4. Add syrup to taste. (I added all of the syrup made by the recipe, about 3 tablespoons per cup). 

  5. Garnish with sliced cucumbers and mint and enjoy! 

 

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Mom’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins: The Best Travel Snack

Mom's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins: The Best Travel Snack

Today’s post is dedicated to one of my favorite people in the whole entire world who is celebrating a birthday this week…. my mom!

I’d run out of words to describe how genuine, loving, talented, and wise she is. Words can’t communicate how much I appreciate and admire her! A truly tangible memory I have of her love  is how she’d faithfully bake the most AMAZING banana chocolate chip muffins for my sisters and I as kids.

They were the standard after school snack and we never tired of them.

My sisters and I have been out of the house for years,  begging for my mom to share her famous recipe. She withheld it, not for the sake of secrecy, but so that she could perfect it before she passed it on.

Now finally… I’ve got it!

The Best Travel Snack

These muffins are the ultimate travel snack! They’re small, freezable, and healthy-ish. That’s right – healthy-ish – because everyone needs to live a little.

Mom's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins: The Best Travel Snack

In place of margarine, my health conscious mamma substituted apple sauce and coconut oil.

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For 6 cups of regular flour, mom substituted 3 cups of almond meal flour. For an even healthier muffin, you can swap half of the regular flour with whole wheat flour.

And then there are the chocolate chips.

Some would say to set a limit on the number of handfuls you put in there… I’m not such a person. Go chocolate-chip-crazy!

Mom's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins: The Best Travel Snack

There you have it! Bake up some muffins for your next road trip!

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Mom's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Makes 3 dozen.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic apple sauce
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 6 bananas frozen, then thawed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups almond meal flour
  • 3 cups white flour or whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 handfulls chocolate chips or more!

Instructions

  1. Blend the apple sauce, coconut oil, bananas, eggs, milk, and vanilla in a blender until liquified. 

  2. Stir sugar into the mixture.

  3. In a large bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, and salt. 

  4. Add the blender mixture into the bowl and mix with either a Kitchen Aide or hand mixer. 

  5. Stir in chocolate chips.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean. 

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