Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Tea

Thirsty Tuesday’s: Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Tea

This drink is perfect mix of tart and sweet. I do love the tart side as well as the sweet. You can a little bourbon in for date night . I love spiked drinks .Garnish anyway you want . Enjoy.

Ingredients

  •  (12-oz.) package frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 
  • family-size tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • Garnishes: fresh blueberries, lemon rind strips 

  1. 1. Bring blueberries and lemon juice to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 
  2. minutes. Remove from heat; pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice.Discard solids and rinse saucepan clean.

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  2. 2. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in same saucepan; add 3 tea bags; let stand 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. 
  3. Stir in sugar and blueberry juice mixture. Pour into a pitcher; cover and chill 1 hour. Serve over ice.Garnish, if desired.
  4.  

Skinny Blueberry Banana Muffins



Another skinny treat to keep your waist-lined in shape.
Whole wheat oat flour, low-fat buttermilk with fat-free sour cream. I love sour cream it always add a extra flavor to anything.  It makes muffins moist without the fat.

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 15-20 mins
Makes about 6 muffins

 

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, unsweetened



  1. 1.Heat oven to 375º. Coat a standard muffin pan with cooking spray. Whisk egg, sour cream and buttermilk in a bowl. Mix oat bran, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a second bowl. 
    2.Combine banana and sugar in a third bowl. Stir in buttermilk mixture. Sprinkle in flour mixture and stir gently.
    3. Fold in blueberries and zest, if desired. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

 

Blueberry Bourbon trifle shots

Blueberry trifle shots

Instead of making plain old blueberry pie {which I love} opt for something a little different.
Blueberry bourbon trifle shots.You can make these fab shots two different ways. Family friendly or alcohol friendly.{Anything with bourbon makes me happy.} Both are really delicious.
Crumbled pound cake

Add blueberry sauce

 Add another layer of cake, blueberry sauce and crushed cookies

Add whipping cream and mascarpone cheese mixture.

Ingredients
Non-alcohol
2 cups of blueberry sauce
1/2 cup of mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup of whipping cream
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
10 crushed sugar cookies
6-8 slices of pound cake crumbled
2 tablespoons of sugar

Alcohol
Same ingredients just drizzle 3 tablespoons of bourbon over pound before crumbling it. Or add  2-3 tablespoons to the blueberry sauce one at a time and stir after each addition.

makes about 6-8 shots {depending on size}

In bowl place whipping cream and mascarpone and add sugar, vanilla . Whip together until you see soft peaks.
 

                                                                                                                                     
Assemble trifle 
Place 1-2 tablespoon  crumbled cake in bottom of glass. Then on top of that place 1-2 tablespoons of blueberry sauce. Repeat once more with crumbled cake and blueberry sauce. Add a teaspoon of crushed cookies. Next add the whipping cream and mascarpone mixture. Repeat for each shot glass. Chill for 4-7 hours. Before serving place sprinkle the rest of the cookies on top of each shot.