* 3 cups water
* 5 cups sliced fresh strawberries
* 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup lemon juice
* 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
* 1 cup ginger ale
* Crushed ice
* Whole strawberries, optional
* In a blender, process the water, strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and peel in batches until smooth. Strain the berry seeds if desired. Pour into a pitcher; stir in the ginger ale. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Garnish with whole berries if desired.
Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Analysis: 1 cup equals 116 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.
~~Country Extra July 2002~~