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Fizzy Peach Lemonade
About every other week, friends of ours come over, and we have dinner and play some games. The last time that they were over, I enlisted their help in getting my garden ready for the season.
Since it is the beginning of Summer, it was a great opportunity to get my fledgling garden up and running. I needed to wrap plastic around the perimeter to keep my chickens out. Otherwise, they will get in there any time they get a chance.
As a thank you to my friends for helping me get it ready, I purchased several herbs and an Italian pot and saucer, and we assembled a small herb garden to-go for them to take home.
Having the herb garden will be a great way for my friend to have fresh herbs to toss into some of her tasty Italian dishes that she likes to make.
One of the reasons for protecting my garden – see how she is eyeing the herbs!
Earlier in the day I prepared a batch of Fizzy Peach Lemonade for the occasion. I found the recipe on the SWEET SWAPS™ website, along with many other recipes, tricks, and tips for using SPLENDA®. By using 1 cup of SPLENDA® instead of sugar, I saved over 600 calories. Now that is what I call a smart choice.
Fresh peaches and lemons make the drink so refreshing.
To make the lemonade, you take 1 1/2 cups of real lemon juice and three peaches sliced thin. Place that in a pan and add 1 cup of SPLENDA® and a cup of water. Bring it to a simmer for a few minutes, turn of the heat, let it sit for half an hour, and then refrigerate it.
Assembling the drink is easy. Just muddle a few mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. (To muddle, press the mint leaves along the bottom of the glass to release the flavors.) Place a few of the peach slices in the glass, pour in a little lemonade base and some seltzer water, and enjoy.
After working in the garden and preparing the herb garden, we enjoyed our glasses of Fizzy Peach Lemonade. It was a delicious twist on the classic summertime beverage. We found it to be a very refreshing change.
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Connect with SPLENDA® Brand on Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | and on the web to learn more. There you will find inspiration and motivation to make smart choices and ways to reduce added sugar by swapping it out for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. It’s a good resource for finding simple recipes that can be part of a balanced lifestyle.