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This sparkling strawberry mint lemonade green coffee is the perfect pick me up on a summer afternoon!
I love love love my coffee. I’m a two cup in the morning and one cup in the evening kind of girl. But when it starts getting hot out… like the crazy hot humid days we’re having right now suddenly the thought of a hot cup of coffee sounds … just… too… hot!!
So when I discovered that green coffee exists and that you can buy it to mix into drinks and smoothies I decided that it was definitely something I needed to start experimenting with!
Green coffee doesn’t taste like coffee, it’s the beans before they’ve been roasted. It doesn’t have as much caffeine as regular coffee but has just enough to give you a little boost! It’s considered a superfood because it’s full of other health benefits, antioxidants and even fiber.
It makes the perfect addition to tasty, fruity, fizzy summertime drinks like this!
The base of this recipe is Simply Lemonade® it is the perfect thing to start with to make this recipe quick and easy! Since Simply Lemonade is made with just a few simple all-natural ingredients it is like starting with freshly squeezed lemonade… without having to do the squeezing!
I am always a fan of ready to eat or drink products that are just made with real ingredients and no hard to pronounce chemicals… this lemonade is one of those great products!
You can stock up with plenty of it for this recipe and great summer refreshment the next time you’re shopping at Sam’s Club! For only $3.58 you can get 2 bottles! Grab a few for all your summer gatherings !
We bought two packs… My kids are huge fans of this lemonade! I had to hide a bottle in the back of the fridge to have to make this recipe!!
You’ll need to plan ahead with this recipe- it has to “brew” overnight so make it up before bed or early in the morning to enjoy in the evening!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Bottle Simply Pure Lemonade
10- Strawberries ( more if they’re little)
3-4 Sprigs of Mint
3-tsp Green Coffee Powder
Clear lemon lime soda or sparkling water
A 2-qt. Pitcher
First thing you’ll need to do is take your mint and put it in the bottom of a pitcher. Take a wooden spoon and mash at it a little bit, breaking the leaves and crushing them helps release their minty flavor.
Now take your strawberries remove the leaves, cut them in half or in fourths and toss them in with the mint leaves.
Then pour your Simply Lemonade over the mint and strawberries.
Now pour your green coffee powder and give it all a good stir. The green coffee powder doesn’t dissolve so don’t be alarmed when it kind of all floats to the top. Just stir it as well as you can.
We’re going to cover it all up and let it sit overnight- the green coffee will essentially cold brew as it sits. So wrap your pitcher in plastic wrap or put the lid on it and pop it in the fridge overnight or for about 8 hours.
When you get it out the lemonade will be a pretty light pink color. Now using a strainer or colander pour the lemonade through to take out the strawberry chunks, mint leaves and any large bits of green coffee. (Make sure you have a bowl or pitcher to catch the lemonade!!)
To prepare the drinks put a few ice cubes in a glass. Now fill it about 1/3-1/2 full with your sparkling water. Top it off with the lemonade mixture & you’re ready to drink!!
Once you have the mix prepared you can make 4-6 servings with it depending on the size of your glasses. So you can serve it at a get together or have it for several days in a row!
What is your favorite afternoon pick me up in the summer?? Do you have a favorite way to enjoy Simply Lemonade? I’d love to hear your ideas!