Make it Yourself Monday-

Today's Make it Yourself Monday recipe is for some refreshing, Summertime drinks!

We will start with a nice Lavender Lemonade. To save calories or make for a diabetic, try using splenda or another sugar substitute.

You will need;
1/2 gallon of water
1 cup sugar or the equivalent in your choice of a sugar substitute 
1/3 cup lavender blossoms
6 large (whole) lemons

Boil water and pour the lavender buds. Allow it to infuse for 15 minutes, then strain the botanicals from the tea. Toss the solids and retain the liquid.

Juice the lemons, leaving 1/2 of a lemon for a garnish. Add the lemon juice to the lavender tea, then add the sugar or sugar substitute. You can add more or less than stated, depending upon your preference. Once mixed, slice the half of lemon  you saved for the garnish and float them on top of the pitcher. Chill the pitcher and serve the contents cold, or over ice. Enjoy! 

This next one is a Citrus Smoothie/Slushy. Healthy, tasty, and great for a hot Summer's day, this one can be made without any added sugar at all! 

You will need;
2 ripened oranges, peeled and chopped
1 lime, peeled and chopped
1 tray of ice cubes
2 ounces of orange juice

Toss everything into the blender and blend until smooth, pour into a glass and  refrigerate for five minutes. If you like you can add sugar or sugar substitute to taste. Drink up and enjoy!

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