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Meatless Monday: Strawberry Ginger Limeade

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!! I will be honest with you, I haven’t been cooking that much except for creating new recipes for my cooking classes¬†and cooking for my dad, which is simple macrobiotic food. Those new recipes for my classes will most likely go in my next cookbook, so I can’t share them all. But if you come to the cooking classes you will get recipes from Blissful Bites and new creations!

This is a new take on the Strawberry Mint Limeade in my book. I always put ginger in my green juices so it only made sense to pair it with fresh strawberries and lime. I love summer because it’s berry season!!

Strawberry Ginger Limeade
Makes about 6 cups

2 cups fresh strawberries, tops removed and sliced in half
2 tablespoons lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice (about 3 to 4 limes)
1 tablespoon ginger juice*
1/3 cup maple syrup (or more to taste)
1/2-1 cup filtered water
2 cups ice or more for desired texture
Mint leaves for garnish

Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and no chunks remain. Serve cold garnished with mint leaves.

* To make ginger juice grate a large piece of ginger with a Microplane zester or Japanese ceramic grater then squeeze out the juice.

Do you have fresh berries at your farmer’s market now? What is your favorite fruit of the summer?