Monday, August 22, 2011

Limeade Means Summer!

So every summer I find myself craving citrus and nothing will do except for a tall cold glass of limeade.  Sometimes there are a few lemons in there.  I usually just squeeze the juice out of whatever is lying around the house, whether lemons, limes or grapefruit, and make a light citrus drink. 

I also have another confession.  I'm addicted to raspberries, yes, raspberries.  I'm perhaps more addicted to raspberries than I am to ketchup.  Just last week the grocery store had a sale on raspberries, 10 for $10, and I wanted more than ten so I convinced my extremely awesome and accommodating significant other ;) to also buy another ten.  So twenty 6 ounce containers lasted us approximately 5 I'm not joking.  I'm even considering going to pick up more so some might actually get frozen.  I even bought another five packages since they were on sale again today.  But how can you say no to those raspberries? I can't...

Which brings me to limeade and summer things...again.

Limeade, all natural hair lightener, ice cold water= necessities of summer!

Limeade/ Lemonade
Juice of 3-4 lemons or limes (don't be afraid to mix them up!)
2-3 cups of cold filtered water (depending on how strong you want it)
Agave to taste

1. Mix everything in a large glass or small pitcher making sure to stir really well to incorporate the agave fully. 
2. Lay out in the sun, or shade, and enjoy while your neighbors look on with envy. 

All Natural Hair Lightener
Juice from one lemon
2 T. Honey
1 C. Water
1 T. Olive oil

1. Mix everthing thoroughly in a sealed container.  Shake well before each use.
2.  Its helpful to put some of this in a spray bottle for application.  Dampen hair, let it dry in the sun, re- apply every 4 hours.
3. Store mixture in the fridge.  It will stay good in there for approximately one week.  It may take several days for you to notice a difference in the color of your hair but from my experience natural blondes have the best results.  Enjoy!


  1. Yum! I have made lemonade, but have yet to whip up a batch of limeade this summer. I better get to it, this sounds deliciously refreshing :)!

  2. I love raspberries :) Sadly, I normally have to stick with frozen, as the fresh variety aren't readily available in Australia. When I've been in the UK over summer, I have gone slightly crazy with their berries as a result.

  3. This looks lovely, I don't have agave but I have maple syrup. I think that might work too

  4. I think maple syrup would work just as well! Enjoy!