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I love the taste of fresh juices and -ades like lemonade, orangeade, and even grapefruitade. I don’t like juicing a million fruits. I don’t have a fancy juicer to make it easy, so I do it all by hand. However, I just figured out how to use this Hamilton Beach Wave-Action® Blender to do the juicing for me.
This powerful blender easily makes smoothies or shakes, and it’s great for making soups, sauces, or salsa, too. Plus, it’s a glass jar! You have no idea how many plastic blender jars I’ve cracked.
Ordinary blenders spin contents around the walls of the jar, which can leave whole chunks untouched by the blades. The Hamilton Beach Wave~Action® System is designed to continually force the mixture down into the blades for consistently smooth results. They’ve been making blenders for over a hundred years, so I’m betting they know a thing or two about it. It didn’t even bat an eye at whole limes.
Let’s make some super easy Blueberry Limeade with this amazing blender!
First, peel four large limes. I just cut the ends off and peeled the skin all the way around. Then, throw them in the blender.
Next, wash about 1/2 a pint of blueberries and add them to the limes.
All “ade” drinks require a simple syrup. You can use sugar or a sugar alternative like sucralose or stevia. For this recipe, I mixed 2 cups of sugar + 2 cups of water. Then, I microwaved them together until the sugar had completely melted. Pour in the sugar syrup into the blender and blend away. I used the smoothie setting and let it run for about 1-2 minutes.
It turned a pretty fuchsia color. I poured the mixture out of the flip top lid spout (no mess!) directly into a fine mesh sieve. We want to strain out all the pulp of the limes and skin of the blueberries.
I used the stir spoon that came with the blender to help push the liquid through the sieve. At this point, you should have about 4 cups of limeade.
Pour the mixture into a serving pitcher and add 4 additional cups of water, 2 cups of ice, and lime slices. You can let it chill in the fridge or serve immediately. I couldn’t wait, so I immediately had a refreshing glass of blueberry limeade.
Tired of juicing limes or lemons for your limeade or lemonade? Then throw them in the blender!
5 minPrep Time
4 minCook Time
9 minTotal Time
- 4 large limes, peeled
- 1/2 pint blueberries, washed
- 2 cups sugar (or corresponding sugar substitute) + 2 cups of water
- 4 cups of waters
- 2 cups of ice
- lime slices
- Peel four large limes and throw them in the blender.
- Then, pour in 1/2 pint of washed blueberries.
- Mix together 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water and heat in the microwave until sugar is completely dissolved for a simple syrup.
- Pour this into the blender.
- Run the blender on smoothie setting until the limes are completely shredded.
- Pour into a fine mesh sieve over a pitcher or bowl. Use a spoon to push through the last of the liquid.
- Pour the strained liquid into a pitcher and add 2 cups of ice, 4 cups of water, and slices of lime.
- Serve and enjoy!
The Hamilton Beach Wave-Action® Blender did a phenomenal job. Everything I’ve thrown at it, it’s easily chopped up and mixed from smoothies to salsa. I love that I can make a quick lemonade or limeade using this blender without batting an eye. And, it has a glass jar!! (I know I’ve said that before, but I just love it!)
Now you can win one of your very own!!
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