Monday, July 13, 2015

Strawberry Limeade Julius

I love Limeades. I have been obsessed with them since I was a kid. Why would you order a lemonade if you could have a limeade? I have made limeades in just about every form, but this is one of my favorites. Limeades and strawberries all in Julius form. Is there anything better drink? Not in my opinion!
This drink is very similar to the original Orange Julius with some modifications to fit with the lime flavor.
You will need:

  • 1 container frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8-12 ice cubes
  • 4-5 strawberries, washed and halved
  • strawberries and limes for garnishing
Add all of the ingredients to your blender except the ice and the garnishes. Blend until smooth. Add the ice and few at a time and blend between each one. Serve in a glass with strawberry and lime garnishes. 

Most Orange Julius recipes call for about a cup of water, but in my experience the limeade concentrate is never completely frozen, so I do without. If you find that it is too sweet for your tastes, add anywhere from a half a cup to a full cup of water to dilute it a little bit. I tend to like more lime taste than strawberry taste in my drink, but you can add as many strawberries as you want if you want more of a berry taste. Serve immediately. 

We love to make this drink and other versions of smoothies and Julius drinks all summer long. I have had my eye on a Blendtec blender for years and one day I hope to own one to try out all of the recipes I have been keeping track of, smoothies, soups, baby food and WAY more. Blendtecs have blades that are 80%  thicker and 10 times stronger than other blenders. What does that mean? That the blades aren't sharpened, they are blunt and safe to clean. I have seen these blenders blend just about anything and they come with a 8 year warranty!
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30 comments:

Aimee @ Like Mother Like Daughter said...

Mmm. I love juliuses. Strawberry limeade sounds amazing! Thanks for helping me with this giveaway too!

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds delicious. I can't wait to try this.

Rachel // Maybe Matilda said...

This looks amazing! We love making fruit smoothies (one of the only healthy things my kids will eat), and it is quite a chore to try and get them smooth in our old crappy blender.

Lydia Filgueras said...

Yep, limeades are my favorite too. This recipe sounds like it's right up my alley!

Jamie Sanders said...

yummy! would love to win!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I would make a smoothie!

Michelle Thomas said...

This looks so delicious!!

Lexie Lane said...

WOW! I'd never think of vanilla! This looks so refreshing! I think I'll try this for later as it's been really hot here. This is not just refreshing but good for you too!

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

Limeade is the best! This one looks especially tasty and I love the vanilla added too. Can't wait to try this one out for the summer. Blendtec looks like a great brand!

Becky said...

I love strawberry and lime anything. This looks amazing!

Maybelline Valenti said...

I can totally use one of this right now! It looks super refreshing! Thanks for the giveaway! =)

Michelle said...

Oh YUM!!!!!! Limeade just screams Summer, excellent idea!!!!!

alexandria waning said...

I used to get an Orange Julius every time I went to the mall. I love lemon and strawberries; I infuse my water with them all the time!

kristi dominguez said...

This looks so cool and refreshing! Perfect on a hot summers day!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

What a very refreshing looking summer drink! I could go for trying this now! Great photo!

Stephanie Pass said...

I love limade too, especially strawberry. I would have never thought to put vanilla in it. I'll definitely try that next time.

Jaclyn Kent said...

This looks delicious...what a great summertime treat!

Rebecca Brosemer said...

This sounds like the perfect treat for thse hot summer days that we have been having lately!! So refreshing and yummy!!

Stacey D said...

Sounds refreshing and delicious! Perfect for our hot summer days!

Living a Fit and Full Life said...

This looks amazing! I want one now!

Crystal said...

I loved the Orange Julius booty as a kid. I haven't had one in ages. A lime version sounds heavenly.

PalmTrees SeaBreeze said...

What a fun giveaway. I know my oldest and his wife would want to enter and I"m sending them the link right now!

Kids Are A Trip said...

I love Orange Julius and this drink looks like the perfect refreshing summer drink. Love this recipe!

Tiarra said...

Ah I love limeade. I will have to give this recipe a try.

Cristy Mishkula said...

This looks so refreshing - perfect for summer!

Karissa Ancell said...

This sounds so good and perfect for hot summer days.

Erin said...

These look so good and perfect for a friday summer night!

Erin
http://www.byerincreativeco.com/blog/

Jess rey said...

I love limeades too and they are super easy to recreate. Perfect summer drink. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Ms. Kind said...

A smoothie!! Or banana ice cream!!

Matt @ Plating Pixels said...

Im a work at the moment but can I go find the nearest pool and enjoy this right now?!

 
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