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Senior Care Recipes: Fresh Twists on Lemonade for Lemonade Day

April 19th, 2016

Senior Care in Jupiter Island FL

Senior Care in Jupiter Island FL

For many people it is hard to imagine a warm weather season without a few tall glasses of lemonade. This sweet and sour beverage is a staple in childhood, but it can also be a refreshing and even nutritious treat for you to enjoy with your aging loved one throughout your spring and summer senior care days.

May 1 is Lemonade Day, the perfect time for you to revisit this nostalgic favorite drink and experiment with some grownup twists that elevate the flavor and even pack in a bit of extra nutrition. For even more fun, go on an adventure with your parent and their senior health care services provider to a local farmer's market and find fresh fruit and other ingredients to include. This will give you confidence that you are using only the best ingredients, and it will give your parent some extra physical activity.

Let some of these ideas inspire you for fresh twists to put on your glass of lemonade:

  • Add strawberry nectar and sliced strawberries
  • Blend fresh lemonade with ice to make a slushy texture and top with a baked meringue mound for a play on lemon meringue pie
  • Make ice cubes out of sweet tea and use them to both cool and flavor the lemonade

If you are feeling particularly adventurous, try this recipe. Since it uses limes rather than lemons it is not technically lemonade, but the fresh flavor makes it a perfect addition to your repertoire.

Mint and Jicama Flower Limeade
What You Will Need

  • 4 cups of water, plus 2 cups set aside
  • 1/2 of a cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 of a cup of agave nectar
  • 1 cup of lime juice
  • 1/2 of a cup of dried jicama flowers
  • 2 large pots
  • A fine mesh strainer
  • A pitcher
  • Ice

What to Do

  • Fill one pot with 4 cups of water
  • Place the pot over high heat
  • Bring the water to a boil
  • Remove the pot from the heat
  • Add the flowers, 1/4 of a cup of mint and the agave nectar to the pot
  • Cover the pot
  • Allow them to steep in the pot for one full hour
  • Place the strainer over the second pot
  • Strain the contents of the first pot into the second through the strainer
  • Discard the flowers and mint
  • Fill a pitcher with the remaining juice
  • Add the lime juice to the pitcher
  • Add 2 more cups of water and the remaining mint to the pitcher
  • Stir well
  • Serve over ice

Frozen Pineappleade
What You Will Need

  • 7 ounces of fresh coconut water
  • 1 cup of diced pineapple
  • 8 ounces of orange juice (fresh squeezed if possible)
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1/3 of a cup of honey
  • 3 ounces of rum (optional)
  • 1 orange
  • A blender
  • A sharp knife
  • A chilled glass

What to Do

  • Use the sharp knife to cut the orange into wedges and then put aside
  • Add the coconut water and diced pineapple to the blender along with the 2 cups of ice
  • Blend until just becoming a simple juice
  • Add the orange juice to the blender
  • Blend again for 3 seconds
  • Add the honey and rum (if using)
  • Blend again until it is completely smooth and frothing
  • Pour out into a chilled glass
  • Serve with the orange wedge as a garnish

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Jupiter Island, FL, contact the caring staff at BrightStar Care of Jupiter. Call today (561) 741-1200.