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Power Berry Lemonade


I can’t stop sipping. I can’t!  I just can’t stop mixing goodies up in my blender and sipping the day away with these delightfully refreshing bevvies.

My newest creation is this power berry mix- and it is so deliciously simple. I sipped this right up after my walk by the beach last week.

Power Berry Lemonade

1/2 cup blue berries
1/2 cup strawberries
1 whole lemon, peeled
pinch of sea salt
1 cup of ice
water as needed
stevia or honey to taste

  • Blend
  • Sip
  • Find Love

One of the keys to this whole sipping experience is the love affair I have with my straw. I have been using straws since back in the day when I was sick with a pesky case of Crohn’s disease and had to suck back the most vile of vile teas. It went something like this…

That’s what I did to get healthy ! (Well part of what I did anyway) These teas were not only making me gaggify, they were turning my teeth an icky colour and so I bought myself some straws. Made the whole process much easier and I got hooked on straws. My boyfriend at the time thought I was ridiculous for washing out and reusing my plastic straws over and over again. In fact, I do still have some of them. I took to drinking everything with a straw and never went back.

So you can imagine how over the rainbow excited I was when Strawsome first made an appearance. Love at first sip I tell you! And they come in all sorts of fun shapes and sizes. One for every possible sipping occasion.

This is such an easy way for all of us to leave just a wee bit of a greener footprint, reduce our exposure to toxic plastics (and toxic tooth whitening treatments!) and better enjoy the sipping of our favourit bevys.  How can you not love a company that offer s a lifetime guarantee? That’s right my sweet sippers- a lifetime! And if you keep sipping up my sweet beverages, that lifetime will be a long and healthy one!

And in case you are worried about the glass straw + child factor, rest assured that these straws are made from borosilicate glass, the safest and strongest glass commercially available.

Sip up every last drop this summer <slurp, sip, bottom of glass slurping noise>. Aaaaah!

Question of the day: I grew up in Winnipeg, Slurpee capital of the world. Not that I would drink a Slurpee now- that would be like my decade’s worth of sugar- but I am curious- what summer frozen treat was your fave as a kid?

102 responses to “Power Berry Lemonade”

  1. Liz says:

    Hi, Would love one of these straws to test out! I’m going to check out their site for kids styles as well!

  2. Liz says:

    I also follow you and dharma glass on twitter and have joined both facebook groups! Thanks.

  3. Jody says:

    I love my glass straws and so do the kids. So far we haven’t broken any and it’s been at least 6 months. Our straws are smoothie straws which are great for all those frozen drinks – not sure of the brand name.

    Thanks for the new drink recipe – I’ll be sure to try it today. I think I have all those ingredients.

  4. Megan says:

    I really like the glass straw. I always feel hesitant to reuse a plastic one because I don’t have a good way to clean it, so the brush looks great!

  5. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says:

    I would LOVE to win one of these for my green smoothies!

  6. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says:

    I follow you on Facebook already!

  7. Jennifer R. says:

    I have been eyeing those straws — oh boy, would LOVE to win one and try it out! And yes, we go through straws like crazy here and it would be nice to get rid of the plastic ones. Thanks, Meghan!!

  8. Jennifer R. says:

    I follow you on twitter :)

  9. Jennifer R. says:

    I’m a member of your facebook group too…

  10. Jennifer R. says:

    I just “liked” the Glass Dharma page on fb.

  11. Metta says:

    I love straws, there is something so fun about drinking out of them. I wash and re-use plastic straws too. It just seems crazy to throw away a straw if I’ve only used it once.

    My favorite frozen summer treat was an Oreo Blizzard from Dairy Queen. I was never a big Slurpee person.

  12. Emily K says:

    Banana smoothies were my favorite as a kid.

  13. Andrea T. says:

    Love it! I’ve been eying those straws for awhile. What if we already follow you on Twitter & Facebook? I tweeted this post. I’ll blog it today. I shall follow & fan GlassDharma later when I have access.

    The Power Berry Lemonade looks refreshing, but blueberries aren’t in season. Will either wait a few weeks or buy frozen.

  14. Emily says:

    This is my comment to you. Winning one straw will likely beget buying another.

    I follow you on twitter already, and I am a facebook fan as of several months ago. I’ve just begun to follow GlassDharma on both of these media as well.

    I have also blogged your contest.

    I’m in it to win it.

    Enjoy the sunshine!

  15. Lazarus says:

    Genius! I’ve had the same straw in use for about 6 months now! It is plastic however and I make these twisted little pipe cleaner friends that live at my sink to wash them. I love the idea of an elegant straw and something equally elegant to clean it with! I’ll look em up! Thanks!

  16. Melissa says:

    I would love to win a glassdharma straw!!! I’ve seen the one with the cute decoration dots on them and I really loved them!

  17. Melissa says:

    I’m a member of your facebook group!

  18. jamie says:

    Those glass straws sound so cool. Would love to try it out!
    I have your Summer Sipping Tutorial and I am loving it.
    I have made a bunch of the recipes already. My fav so far….the strawberry and rhubarb drink, i used stevia instead of honey because i am watching my sugar intake. So yummy ;o)
    My company on the weekend loved the watermelon lemonade…..i made a spiked verson for them (added vodka). It was a true hit!

  19. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says:

    I posted the giveaway on my blog!


  20. Sarah says:

    love this! have been wrestling with how to justify my love of straws and my care for the earth, especially our oceans. hurray!

  21. Emily says:

    Yippppyyy this straw would make me happy and my gag-inducing healing potions much more fun :)

  22. Emily says:

    Following you on Twitter too!

  23. Emily says:

    And now following GlassDharma on twitter toooo

  24. EmK says:

    I would love to try a Dharma straw! I follow you on twitter and have followed GlassDharma on twitter as well.

  25. Ellen says:

    i could definitely use one of these (i’m guilty of straw-washing as well!) but i also have a question about those teas you’re referring to. are they chinese herbal teas? my TCM acupuncturist has me on herbal teas, and they are absolutely FOUL! it takes me an hour and several teeth-brushings to get them down, and that’s with a lot of gagging and nose plugging. do these always have to be drank hot? or can i drink them cold (with a straw)? im desperate!

  26. Ellen says:

    i follow you on twitter

  27. Ellen says:

    i also follow GlassDharma on twitter

  28. Melissa says:

    blogged about your giveaway #2

  29. Melissa says:

    blogged about your giveaway #3

  30. Melissa says:

    blogged about your giveaway #4

  31. Melissa says:

    blogged about your giveaway #5

  32. Earth Mother – In The Raw says:

    Fellow straw addict here. It began about 10 years ago. Never looked back. I should own a pretty glass straw too, no?

  33. Earth Mother – In The Raw says:

    @rawliving follows @meghantelpner in the Twittosphere

  34. Claire says:

    I’d love one of these – it’s such a summery thing and as the sun has finally made an appearance today it would top it off nicely!!
    I already follow you on twitter (unicorncr) and facebook – does that count for extra entries!!!

  35. Claire says:

    and I’m now following GlassDharma on twitter and like thier fb page

  36. Val says:

    Glass straws are awesome!

    And my fave summer treat as a kid – would have to be ice cream, in just about any form.

  37. kendra says:

    Hmm, glass straws. I never even thought of it! What a cool idea.

  38. kendra says:

    blogged #2

  39. kendra says:

    blogged #3

  40. kendra says:

    blogged #4

  41. kendra says:

    blogged #5

  42. kendra says:

    i’m following you on Facebook.

  43. Sarah says:

    I am so excited to hear about this product! Whether I win or not, I need to get my hands on one. I love love love drinking out of straws but plastic with my food reeeeeaallly freaks me out! Thanks for letting us all know about it!! I’d love to start drinking my green smoothies with one.

  44. Madeleine says:

    I’d love my very own Glass Dharma Straw! Thanks!! :)

  45. Danielle says:

    Hi Meghan, I’d love to win the glass straw set! Thanks!

  46. Danielle says:

    I like Glass Dharma on FB!

  47. Danielle says:

    I joined you on FB.

  48. Danielle says:

    I’m following you on Twitter.

  49. Danielle says:

    Following GD on Twitter.

  50. Carolina says:

    I too am hooked on straws…sure would be nice to win one! :)

  51. Jenny says:

    I have been wanting a Glass Dharma straw sooo bad!!!!! Already following you on Twitter, and now following GD as well :)

  52. rebekah (clarity in creation.) says:

    and i think this is an amazing giveaway!

  53. Ariel says:

    I’d love to drink my daily smoothies with a beautiful Glass Dharma straw! Especially now that it is so hot, I am craving smoothies and fresh juice more than anything and it would be so nice to upgrade from washing and reusing the same five plastic straws I’ve had for too long, haha.

  54. Ariel says:

    Also, I am following you on twitter at lareinederien.

  55. Ariel says:

    Following GD on twitter at lareinederien.

  56. Ariel says:

    I just joined your facebook group.

  57. Claire says:

    I definitely need a Dharma straw to drink the smoothies I make from your ebook:-)cc

  58. MeToo says:

    Found your blog through ‘You are not your job-kendra’s news’, and I love, love LOVE it !! I can’t wait to check out all the recipes and stuff.. :o)

  59. Claire says:

    I follow you on twitter:-)cc

  60. Lisa Chin HHC says:

    If I don’t win these straws, I’m definitely buying them!

  61. Lisa Chin HHC says:

    Joined your Facebook group last night!

  62. Lisa Chin HHC says:

    Following you on Twitter! Please return the favor :)

  63. Lisa Chin HHC says:

    Posted about your contest on my blog spotlight of your blog!

  64. Lisa Chin HHC says:

    Following GlassDharma on Twitter :)

  65. cindy says:

    I would love one of this wonderful straws ,as I do drink alot of smoothies!!

  66. cindy says:

    just joined your Facebook group as cee cee boo :)

  67. Angela says:

    Thanks for sharing about this! I use straws all the time and love this!
    I blogged about it & tweeted it: @bluehealerdiary
    Was already following you on twitter and started following @glassdharma

  68. Jessica says:

    Oooo, I’ve always wanted a glass straw! Smoothie sipping is 10X better with a straw. Also, I used to LOVE ICEES as a kid – I’d mix up all the flavors and make one big cup of brown sugar mush. Gross to think about now!

  69. mama says:


  70. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says:

    Following you on twitter!

  71. Katie says:

    I’ve been jonesing for one of these straws since I read about them sometime last year. Would love to win!

  72. Katie says:

    I follow you on Twitter.


  73. Katie says:

    I joined your Facebook group.

    Katie E.

  74. Katie says:

    I follow Glass Dharma on Twitter.


  75. Katie says:

    I like Glass Dharma on Facebook.

    Katie E.

  76. Lauren says:

    I would love to win a glass dharma straw! I’ve been wanting one for a while…

  77. Lauren says:

    I follow you on twitter (@sheisarunner)

  78. Hayley says:

    I am part of your facebook group!

  79. April says:

    I’m following you on FB and Twitter. I am also following Glass Dharma through FB and Twitter. Glass Dharma posted your blog on their FB page, they are how I found out about this giveaway:) Wonderful people!
    I too have Crohns and will be following your blogs! I hope to win that beautiful straw and cool case. Thank you!

  80. April says:

    Oh and my favorite summer frozen treats as a kid were blue Slush Puppies. Yes with that nasty blue food coloring and plastic staws ~ if only I had known ~ Thankfully I know now and my kids will know too!

  81. Melissa W. says:

    I have four kids and would love to win these straws. Kids will drink almost anything with a straw.

  82. Melissa W. says:

    Follow you on Twitter @matt4melis

  83. Melissa W. says:

    Joined your Facebook Group

  84. Melissa W. says:

    Follow GlassDharma on twitter @matt4melis

  85. Melissa W. says:

    Like the GlassDharma fan page

  86. Lavanya says:

    ooh- Please enter me in the draw!! (I follow you on twitter and have joined your facebook group). Thanks!

  87. Eileen says:

    I just learned about glass straws! Crazy – cool! My hubby and kids are a wee bit concerned about the whole concept. I can’t wait to try it! Love my smoothie every morning for breakfast! Using them to beat back the cancer that has invaded my body! Loving the raw/vegan diet I’m on! Feeling great!

  88. jenny (green food diaries) says:

    the pictures of you are actually adorable…

  89. jenny (green food diaries) says:

    following you on twitter @nutellacube

  90. jenny (green food diaries) says:

    joined your fb group!

  91. jenny (green food diaries) says:

    following glassdharma on twitter @nutellacube

  92. jenny (green food diaries) says:

    i “liked” glassdharma on fb! :)

  93. Jacquie Robertson says:

    Everyday I do at least 3 things that make me happy, help me relax and keep me sane in the midst of the rat race and often chaos of Toronto. I go for a walk with no destination in mind. I drink one of my favourite herbal teas. I eat something green (at least once a day) so my body can feel good and pure. I let my boyfriend give me a foot massage and sometimes a neck massage to get out my daily tension. I give someone a hug and mean it. I read something inspiring and spiritual to develop my inner self. I say positive affirmations to help me find my way in life. Imagine doing all of these things everyday! That’s a whoooole lot of happiness! :)

  94. Vaishali Nair says:

    Things that I do everyday that make me happy:
    1. Tell my family(husband & toddler) that I love them.
    2. Count my blessings by thanking God
    3. Practise yoga.
    4. Prepare healthy meals for my family.

  95. Jennifer R. says:

    Received my straw in the mail last week — thank you, thank you, thank you! I LOVE it!! Now, time to order some for the rest of the fam :)
    Have an awesome weekend!!

  96. Ellen says:

    I love straws too!!!

  97. NR says:

    A creamsicle, sold by the littlle truck. Circa 1948. Also Manitoba.

  98. Joanne says:

    Soooo delicious!! I have just blended this up and it is so good. I didn’t have any honey to hand so I used maple syrup instead. Yum!

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