For the Love of Agave Nectar

I’ve been hearing a lot about agave nectar recently; all its praise for being a natural sweetener with lower glycemic levels than table sugar which is much nicer on blood sugar levels – something a mama can appreciate!  One thing it is not, however, is cheap.  As I was poking around Costco the other day, I happened to find a great deal with (2) 32 oz bottles for $10 (compared to $5.95 for one 24 oz bottle at the regular grocery stores)!  So, I put my good deal in the cart and headed home to look up some agave recipes.  Here are two recipes that quickly became hits in this household of mine…

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Fresh Lemonade
1.5 cups fresh squeeze lemon juice
6 cups water
3/4 cup agave nectar
1 Tbsp peeled finely grated ginger (this is the ingredient that gave this recipe high marks in my book)

Stir all the ingredients together until well mixed.  Serve over ice.

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DSC01129Watermelon Blueberry Ice Pops
3 3/4 cups watermelon cut into 2-3 inch pieces
Juice from (1) lime
1 Tbsp agave nectar
1 cup blueberries

We, first, blended up the watermelon in batches using the Cuisinart, then added the liquid to the blender and mixed in the remaining ingredients.  Place blueberries into popsicle molds and pour watermelon juice over them leaving some room at the top for expansion.  Freeze for 6 hours and enjoy!

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One response to “For the Love of Agave Nectar

  1. Cheryl

    It sounds great! It looks like the whole family got to help!

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