Friday, March 19, 2010

Agave Pink Lemonade Dance Party

Agave sweetened limeade is a drink my kids love. Although it it is a sweet drink, by making it fresh right before you serve it, you get some fresh, natural vitamin c in your children. My kids have done great with this drink even when they had a problem with sugar. Although agave is controversial, and I avoided it for a long time, I actually found my kids do better with this sweetener than with any other. When one of my kids was having a horrible time with yeast and couldn't eat any sugar or any bread with yeast in it, he could have this drink on an empty stomach and not have any reaction.

We mostly drink water but I like to serve this in champagne glasses to my kids as a special treat. They have broken a bunch of glass tumblers in our house and we have switched to stainless steel cups for the most part, but somehow they have never broken a champagne glass--I think because it is such a special treat.
Tonight we ran out of limes so I used lemons with a splash of pomegranate juice.

equal parts agave and lemon or lime juice
pomegranate juice

I squeeze as many lemons or limes I have on hand using a fork. Slice the lemon in half. Stick a fork in the middle of the flat part of the lemon. Squeeze the round part of the lemon while moving the fork up and down to extract all the juice from the lemon. Strain the juice into a glass cup or jar. Measure the juice and add the same amount of agave. I just eyeball it and add agave until it looks like there is the same amount of both lemon juice and agave. This will give you a concentrated lemonade mix. Mix 2 tablespoons of mix with 1/2 cup of water. Add ice. Serve with a splash of pomegranate juice (about 1 tablespoon) to make it pink. Then turn on the music and dance.