Delicious and refreshing on a hot day – the weather here has been pretty warm for spring. I love to relax on the back deck after a long day with this refreshing & healthy drink. You can mix it up with other fresh fruits instead of blackberries, as well!
6 cups water, divided
3 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup fine sugar (or less if you like it a little more tart!)
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
8 thin lime slices
fresh blackberries (for garnishing)
1. Place 1 cup water and 3 cups blackberries in a blender – process until smooth.
2. Press blackberry puree through a sieve into a large pitcher and discard seeds.
3. Add remaining 5 cups water, sugar, and juice to pitcher – stir until sugar dissolves.
4. To serve, place 1 lime slice and a few blackberries into a glass and pour about 1 cup limeade over each serving.
Yield: 8 servings (125 calories, 0.3 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0.8 g protein, 31.9 g carbohydrate, 0.7 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol)
Cooking Light, June 2007