One of my favorite things about our backyard is having a fig and apricot tree. We anxiously wait for our apricots and figs to be ready to harvest! Our apricots are finally ready and the figs will take another month or two. Apricots are delicious right off the tree, but my son and I have some fun and delicious ideas of how we will enjoy all of our apricots! For starters, we made Apricot-Lemonade! A perfectly, naturally sweet, summer drink! Whether or not you have your own apricot tree, know a friend that has one, or purchase some at your local farmer’s market, we hope you enjoy this amazing fruit! Here is our recipe for Apricot-Lemonade! It’s a little thicker like a smoothie and makes a refreshing drink!
Recipe by Lisa Cheplak
5-6 fresh apricots, cut in 1/2, remove pit
1 handful of mint
4-5 dates, pit removed
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 cups of water
1. In a Vita Mix or blender, combine the apricots, dates, mint, lemon, water and ice. Blend until smooth.
2. Add extra water until you reach a desire taste, sweetness and thickness.
Serve and Enjoy!