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Healthy Lemonade to go with Lemon Lime Bars

Lemonade
Recipe taken from here

"When life gives you lemons make lemonade." I had six lemons in the house, and figured what better way to use them up then to make lemonade. I usually have lemon water in the fridge at least four out of the seven days a week, so why not add a bit of sugar to it? I had searched through many blogs, and the majority of them call for 3/4-1 cup sugar, and to be honest, I didn't want all that sugar in my drink. I decided to search for some healthy lemonade recipes, and found a few. Some using barely any sugar, some using honey, and some using agave nectar. The one I decided to use was with honey. It was really good, but still very bitter, so I had to add a few more tablespoons of honey. I mean, some people do enjoy bitter lemonade, but myself personally, since I don't drink juice I wanted something a little bit sweeter. This was a really good recipe, and I'm glad that it was all natural!

Lemonade
Ingredients:
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of honey + more to taste depending on how sweet you like it
  • 4 to 5 cups of water

Directions:

Boil the water in any way that you want. In a large container place the sliced lemons and add in the honey. Next, pour in the boiling water and allow the mixture to steep for 10 minutes. Pour the hot lemonade into a large container and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy your natural healthy lemonade. It is also great served hot, and is great for preventing and healing colds.

Yields: 4-5 servings

Lemon Lime Squares

Lemon Lime Squares

Recipe taken from here

The thing that attracted me into making these bars was the look of them. I mean it was amazing to see both the lime and the lemon aspect. It just drew me in. Not only were these bars pretty to look at, but they were packed with a ton of flavour. Oh they were delicious. Definitely a great summer dessert! So good!

Ingredients: For the Crust:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
For the Lime Filling:
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1-1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Green food coloring (optional)
For the Lemon Filling:
  • Zest of 1/2 large lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
Lemon Lime Squares
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the pan (either an 8x8 Pyrex, or individual tins like this)

With an electric mixer, beat together butter and powdered sugar on medium speed until creamy. Turn the mixer down to low and slowly add the flour and salt. Mix until well combined.

Press the dough into the pan and bake for 10 minutes.

While the dough is baking, prepare the fillings: in one bowl, mix together the ingredients for the lime filling and in another bowl, mix together the ingredients for the lemon filling. (If you're just going to use an 8x8 Pyrex, go ahead and just mix everything together in 1 bowl).

To recreate my 2 color look, put the tip of a spatula diagonal in the square cavity and spoon in about 1-1/2 tbsp of the lime on one side of the spatula and 1-1/2 tbsp of lemon on the other. (For the pyrex, just pour it all in).

Bake for 15 minutes if you're using the mini tins and 20 minutes for the 8x8 Pyrex, or until the filling is slightly golden brown.

Lemon Lime Squares

Enjoy :)

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