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Shortcuts in the kitchen and mango lemonade

When it comes to the kitchen or housework, I'm not much of a DIYer. If I can take a shortcut, I will. (I.e. a quick cleanup means throw everything in the closet and shut the door). I was craving mango lemonade this weekend and I had a fleeting thought that I would make the lemonade from scratch. Like, squeeze a million lemons. Let me repeat- fleeting thought. I quickly thought of using my favorite organic lemonade, which is a great base for any drink, really. It's not too sweet and it's natural. 
Keep an eye out for Santa Cruz natural juices. They are delish. In fact, they make a mango lemonade that is divine. But I wanted to try adding real mangos. I cut up two mangos and blended them to a juice. In hindsight, I would only use one. The mangos came on a little strong even though I added almost the entire jar of lemonade.
 I don't know what companies/restaurants add to make the mango drinks seem so tart. Does anyone know? Because mangos are not tart and I wanted this drink to have a little more kick. Maybe actual lemon juice? I guess I'm going to have to go full DIY on this one and squeeze bunches of lemons.
 My husband gave it a thumbs up. It was a little too blah for me. But I liked it enough to drink it so I guess it passes the test. I added more lemonade and some orange juice for a breakfast drink and that was pretty good.
Does anyone else take shortcuts in the kitchen or housework? I would just rather be doing other things, you know?


Vanessa May 13, 2013 at 9:52 PM  

If by shortcuts you mean avoiding cleaning as much as possible? Yes! We just got some mangos in our CSA box...going to have to give this drink a try!

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