Can a day not pass without some sort of chemical treat trying to make its way into my children?
On their way out for a bike ride, my husband and children noticed that some neighborhood kids were selling lemonade. My husband told the kids they could buy some, and he came in to get money. I reminded my husband about the 10 days of real food pledge, and I said they couldn’t have the lemonade.
“Oh, yeah,” he said.
The kids came in the house next, excited about their upcoming treat. I told them the lemonade wasn’t real food, but I would have some nice, real food lemonade waiting for them when they got home from their ride. “Okay!” they said, and my daughter asked if they could have lemonade popsicles. “Yes,” I said, not quite sure how one makes lemonade without white sugar.
A quick Google search didn’t help, so I had to improvise and use what I had on hand.
- 2 cups 100% juice (grape, apple, or fruit punch)
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- Mix the ingredients together in a bowl or measuring cup. Taste and adjust the flavors as desired. Depending on what juice you use, you may want to add a little honey or maple syrup. You may also want a little more lemon juice.
- Pour the mixture into 1/2-cup popsicle molds and freeze. Makes 4 servings.