Many people often ask me and chanda what our favorite food is? We both adore sushi…ahi tacos…a yummy salad…cheese- but one key ingredient I think I could not live without would have to be lemons. Lemon pound cake…lemon in my water….creamy lemon salad dressing….limoncello…seriously I LOVE lemons. Hence why the only fruit tree I am even attempting to grow are lemon trees! So with that said, I am very proud to say I am actually growing lemons- holler! But not just any lemons, meyer lemons. Oh yes, only the best here.
So today we are going to get in the summer spirit with a refreshing lemon slushy!! The key to this recipe is not the lemon, it’s actually the vitamix. Now if only I actually owned a vitamin (insert sigh). Thankfully our dear Kristi was quite generous with her recent wedding gift and let us play a little with her toy. The advantage to the vitamix is that you can literally throw the entire lemon in the blender. yep- rhine and all!! Now thats what I call zest 🙂
Seriously just add them all in the blender, you can adjust according to how sweet you want but I used 1 lemon, 3 tablespoons honey, 2 cups ice and 3/4 cup water. Blend away!
Now top with some zest and you have a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up!
(you could add some vodka, brandy, etc. to make an adult beverage)
And because it’s always a party over here we had to make quite a few- happy zesters!
Photos Credit to: Jessica Helton