Strawberry Lemon Orange Frappe

Strawberry Lemon Orange Frappe

I love a cool drink on a hot day, but a refreshing drink like this one is a true treat.  Its so fun to do something a little more special, just for no reason at all, or if people are coming over.  This would be a perfect drink to serve during the warmer days of the year. 

I absolutely love lemons, and grew up with a lemon tree in the back yard.  When I think back, it makes me realize just how lucky we were.  I love to garden, and now I know how hard it is to grow things sometimes.  I would give anything for that lemon tree!  We got fresh juice from lemons all the time, but here is the real kicker.  We didn't hardly pay that tree any attention at all.  We never pruned, or fertilized it, and never watered it.  Go figure, that we had too many lemons to know what to do with!  We would make a great mess in the backyard on a bored summer day, trying to come up with a drinkable lemonade.  It was so sour, and I have happy memories of our first few attempts.  We would try to sqeeze enough juice for a glass of "lemonade" for my friends and myself.  We didn't know you needed to add water!  Pure lemon juice, no matter how much sugar you add, will just make you pucker and make funny faces!  At any rate, this yummy beverage includes fresh lemon juice. Its so healthy for you with the strawberries and orange juice as well.


Ingredients for Strawberry Lemon Orange Frappe

Ingredients:

4 Oranges, sqeezed for their juice. (roll palm over orange on table, to get the juices inside ready to release for when you do sqeeze it.)

2 Lemons, juiced

Eight to 10 Strawberries, fresh preferred, but frozen strawberries are great for this as well

three or four ice cubes

grated rind of lemon

grated rind of orange

In a good blender, combine all the ingredients, and blend together until good and frothy.  Should be smooth.

To serve, pour into fun glasses, and serve with a wedge of lemon, orange, or a sprig of mint. 


Nutritional value of Lemons

As if I needed another reason to drink this fun drink, here are just a few reasons lemons are good for you.  Add to this, the value of strawberries and oranges!

Lemons are obviously low in calories, but packed with flavor and health benefits.  No saturated fats or cholesterol, but rich in fiber.   The citric acid inside, is a natural preservative and aids in digestion.  Some studies have shown that it helps dissolve kidney stones. 

Vitamins A and C are found in lemons which are powerful water soluble anti oxidants.  We all need more of that in our diets.  We have heard often that it helps us to avoid scurvy, but did you know lemons are good for your blood?  They can help your body develop resistance to infectious agents, and also help fight against harmful free radicals in your blood.  Vitamin B complex is also found in lemons, along with other much needed minerals like iron, potassium, calcium and copper. 

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

This sounds delicious.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

I really like the sound of this recipe and I am copying it.


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Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

This sounds just as delicious as that juice I used to drink on Maui called POG. Stands for Passion juice, Orange juice, and Guava juice. That was some good stuff, but I can't find it anywhere here in Texas.

However, I can find all of theses ingredients and I will for sure try it this summer!

But I will have to do a hub to explain why I don't like lemons. It's not the same story as my banana phobia, but close.

I may have to substitute bottled lemon juice here. LOL!


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OnlineHub 6 years ago from Fresno, CA, USA

Thanks for sharing this delicious Strawberry Lemon Orange Frappe recipe. I like reading this article and I'm glad that you wrote this one. 5* plus recommendation!


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nifty@50 6 years ago

I think the straw berries would round out the tartness of the lemon and make this a fruit drink with a lot of punch!If you want to try something with a lot of vitamin C Guava juice is great!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Sound delicious, and it must have been great having a lemon tree in your backyard. I think I would have lemonade every day. :)


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oceansnsunsets 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Patty, thank you so much for stopping by and for the comment.


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oceansnsunsets 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Pamela, I am glad for that! Let me know how you like it. Thank you for coming by and commenting.


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oceansnsunsets 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Austinstar, thanks for coming by and for your comment. Yes, I am sure bottled lemon juice would be fine and for sure better than none at all. Yes, let us know about the lemons, I am curious now. :)


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oceansnsunsets 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Thank you Online Hub!


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oceansnsunsets 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Thanks you Nifty, and I will have to try out Guava more. For some reason I just haven't had that too much, but I know its good stuff.


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oceansnsunsets 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Moneyglitch, yes it was great, but I don't think I realized how much so till now! Yes, now I would for sure make lemonade everyday. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.


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PhoenixV 5 years ago from USA

You have great recipe ideas!


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Thank you Phoenix. I just love recipes!

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