Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lemon Julius

lemon tree
We have loads of lemons (STILL, and we are towards the end of lemon season...)

I can think of so many ways to use up lemons, that is no problem. But grapefruits on the other hand, we have TONS of grapefruits (NOT my favorite). Actually we have more grapefruit trees than any other kind of fruit tree (we have over 20 fruit bearing trees!)

This is one way to use up lots of lemons at one time - and you could also sneak in a juiced grapefruit or two. And as I type it's a rainy cold day here in Altadena, doesn't seem like the ideal day for a cold frothy drink... but that's citrus season here! Maybe if the weather affects you you can squeeze a bunch of lemons and save the juice for the summer time? I suspect this drink would be amazing in the heat of July!

lemon julius
Lemon Julius

Lemon Julius
1 cup of lemon juice (sneak in a grapefruit if you need to)
1/4 cup agave
1/4 cup water
1 tb vanilla
1 egg white
1 tray of ice cubes (about two cups?)

Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend for about 45 seconds (maybe longer if you don't have a vitamix?). It should be really frothy and white.

It tastes like a creamy iced lemonade!


Split Citrus trees
Lastly, I was asked to share a photo of our citrus trees that grow two types of fruit on the same tree. The photo on the left shows the two types of trees grafted together at the bottom and on the right it shows another tree that has two types of branches. The smoother darker branch is the orange tree and the lighter spiky branch is a lemon tree with sumo looking lemons.

5 comments:

Sis said...

Love lemons! Gonna try this soon.

I smiled when I saw your canning jar glasses. We drink from those too. :)

Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic said...

Amanda - this recipe rocks! Can't wait to try it ... even though it *is* winter here in Australia ... ;)

(I'll wrap up in a blanket)

kelli said...

what i wouldn't do for a lemon tree! have you made lemon marmalade?

Caroline said...

I love lemons!!! Your food posts never cease to make my mouth water. XO!

Love_Again said...

oh my! this looks/sounds so yum. gonna try it out real soon. x