Frosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint and a Virtual Vegan Potluck Crash Course

Close upFrosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

I’m bringing you a throwback recipe today, the one I created for the very first (and epic) Virtual Vegan Potluck. Unfortunately, even though I pre-scheduled my post to go live with everyone else’s, I showed up more than 8 hours late to the party because the time clock on the blog was wrong. Oops.

I’m sure my friend Annie (mastermind behind the VVP) was pulling her hair out over the lateness of mine and several other posts, but somehow she forgave me and invited me to help her run the event that is now cool enough to have appeared at #28 on the PPK top 100 for 2012 list.

Lemon, strawberries and mintLemon, Strawberries and Mint

For you bloggers who haven’t signed up for the Virtual Vegan Potluck yet, I encourage you to do so. Having over 100 bloggers from all around the world contribute courses from beverages to desserts makes for an incredibly cool event. What if you’re not a VEGAN? Doesn’t matter, all that matters is that the dish you “bring” is 100% vegan. Besides, there are tons of cool giveaway prizes for participants this round!

So here’s a quick crash course: 

1- Sign UP (sign ups for the May 11th 2013 potluck closes on May 6th)

2- Get your 100% vegan post ready to go

3- You’ll get an email letting you know where you are in the lineup (i.e., what bloggers comes before and after you do in the potluck)

4- You’ll link to those bloggers before and after you in your post (don’t worry, we’ll let you know how and even give you some cool buttons)

4- You’ll pre-schedule your post to go live at the same time as everyone else’s

5- You’ll feel like a rockstar for participating

Easy as Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie….

For those that want more detailed info about how it works, click here.

In the blender

Frosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

  • 3 C. fresh or frozen strawberries
  • juice and zest from one lemon, I peel the zest in a long thin strip with a vegetable peeler
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1-2 packets truvia (stevia), or other natural sweetener to taste, depending on how sweet your strawberries are
  • 1 C. water (2 C. if using frozen strawberries)
  • 2 C. ice (omit if using frozen strawberries)

Method: Blend til smooth.

Frosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

Wanna see what I brought last round? Head on over to Virtual Vegan Potluck Blog to see my winning appetizer post featured there. Anyone have any ideas of how I can top it this year? Ideas, pretty please?

macadmia-nut-brie-en-crouteMy November 2012 VVP contribution,

The Macadamia Nut Brie En Croute

 

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24 responses to “Frosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint and a Virtual Vegan Potluck Crash Course

  1. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    This is some YummY stuff. Thank you Ms. Somer.

  2. [ Smiles ] This looks nice.

  3. Excited about the potluck! You’re going to laugh girl…great minds think alike..I have basically the same recipe on my blog, haha! :)

    http://thehealthyflavor.com/2012/07/11/lemonberry-mint-smoothie/

  4. Ahhh, the memories!! The great thing about virtual potluck parties is you can show up 8 hours late and there’s still food left ;-).

  5. That drink looks great, although I might need to add a bit of vodka to mine ;)

  6. A great & very tasty strawberry drink: very special too! I already entered yesterday & I am doing a vegan dessert this year! Yeah!! xxx

  7. Thanks for pestering me last fall and getting me to join! :) I had a lot of fun – and I can’t wait for the next one. Already day dreaming of ideas.

  8. Yay! I am so excited to see what everyone brings! Good thing it’s virtual, otherwise I would probably gain 10 pounds. :)

  9. ooh that color looks fantastic! Yay for VVP!.

  10. I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with to top the Macadamia Nut Brie en Croute with Cranberry sauce! Is it even possible? :-)

  11. I can’t wait to see it either, last years entry was PURE genius :). I discovered SO many vegan blogs last year that I have followed faithfully ever since. It’s a great meeting place for like minded vegans and for people who are curious (and veganauts ;) ). Hopefully I don’t get too star struck and forget to post on time…I would HATE the wrath of Annie! (better take GOOD note about the time thingo…)

  12. This is such an amazing event! Hahaha 8 hours late :) I am sure they forgave you since you brought such a tasty beverage :)

  13. I signed up for the VVP this week! I can’t wait.

    Your drink looks delicious.

  14. Looks good Somer :) I’m excited for the next potluck and dreaming up ideas of what to bring. (Thanks for linking my pie in here too!)

  15. Already signed up and sooooooo excited!

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