Summer is definitely here. After a bit of a stormy start, Summer has reared it’s glorious head. I got burnt yesterday at the beach; I applied sunscreen (patchily, as it turns out) and have awkward sunburn patches on my back and legs.
On top of the 30+ degree weather, this sunburn makes me feel like I’m melting! I had a box of quickly ripening mangoes and was in need of something refreshing, speedy and healthy to ease the pain of the sunburn. This mango lemonade ticks all of these boxes and it tastes like a little bit of heaven. I’m in love with it.
Now I’m going to sit in an air conditioned room, drink mango lemonade and feel sorry for myself! On hot days like today remember to keep yourself and your dogs cool – ice cubes are a great idea for humans and furry friends!
- 250g mango flesh (approx. 2 medium mangoes)
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ¼ cups water
Put ½ cup of the water and the sugar in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Stir to help dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat when the sugar has dissolved. This is called simple syrup. Set to one side.
Next, add the simple syrup, water and lemon juice to the blender until mixed, then transfer to a pitcher filled with ice.
Drink immediately. This recipe will give you two generous drinks. Enjoy!
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