Red, White, and Blue, With Lemonade, Too!

Who loves lemonade? I do! I love limeade, too. But there’s something about lemonade!

Lemonade tastes so bright, it’s like your drinking in summer. It’s refreshing and delicious and one of my all time favorite summer drinks! Speaking of all time favorites, Happy 4th of July! Well, almost, tomorrow!

The 4th of July is hands down my favorite holiday. Why? Fireworks, that’s why. This is our last 4th on the beach in FL and hot as it is, the fireworks show is amazing! Because you’re on the coast, you can see up to five fireworks shows at once! The coolest.

Fireworks are my favorite! The way the gold ones drape and fall like an elegant chandelier is so beautiful and the grand finale is like the celebration of all things fireworks!  Anyhow..

back to lemonade.

This recipe is tart and crisp with a sweetness, and berries, too! This 4th of July lemonade is perfect for your festive celebrations and everyone will love it!

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  • 5 cups cold water
  • 1 standard-sized tray of ice cubes
  • 4 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced

Stir together with whisk, dissolving the sugar. Add the blueberries and strawberries and enjoy!

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Emmy’s Fruit Salad

Summer heat calls for lots of hydrating fruit! This is my favorite combination of fruits and the addition of bananas is a great contrast to the berries.

Emmy’s Fruit Salad

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut in half or fourths, depending on their size
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Add all the fruit to a bowl and then the OJ. Carefully mix the ingredients and enjoy!

 

 

Red, White And Blueberry Pancakes

The 4th of July is my end all be all most favorite holiday around! Watching fireworks makes me feel all the feels. I love the all day anticipation of the show and cannot wait to partake this evening!

Before the festivities, drinks and fireworks, these pancakes are a must! Filled with red strawberries, white vanilla yogurt chips and blueberries, your breakfast can be as patriotic as the rest of your day.

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  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries and diced strawberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt chips
  • 1/4 baking powder

Mix the mashed bananas and eggs together first, followed by the protein powder and baking powder and combine the rest of the ingredients.

2 tablespoons oil (I like coconut) for the pan

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2  tablespoon maple syrup

Combine in a separate bowl to spoon on top of the pancakes.

Heat two tablespoons oil to a pan to medium heat. Add pancake batter and cook for a couple minutes on each side. Top with syrup topping, slivered almonds and a few fresh blueberries to finish it off.

Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!