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When a ‘C’ is better than an ‘A’. A Frosty Lemonade recipe made with Emergen-Cwill not only give you the boost of energy you need for the back to school craziness but also cool you down on these hot summer days!
It is back to school time, and my ‘to -do’ list grows even as I scratch things off. Shopping with two kids for all their essential back-to-school supplies, along with the ‘we need this and I want that’ is enough to drive me batty. My daughter’s third grade list is about the length of my leg (I have long legs) and my son’s list is longer still.
So we all went to Walmart this past weekend in the hopes of clearing most of the lists. We did not finish- not because we could not find the items, an impossibility because Walmart literally has everything – but because I became too pooped to continue. On the way home, it occurred to me that had I been taking Emergen-C regularly, I probably would not have run out of energy so quickly. A few years ago I discovered this wonderful product and its beneficial effects. The Emergen-C really makes a difference for me and my family. I made the important mental note to add it to both kids’ supply lists and to my own grocery list for my husband and me.
I tried to remember when we had fallen out of the habit of taking it. I always buy a large supply at the beginning of each school year and resupply as needed. Somewhere, along the way, I messed up on this routine. Emergen-C is packed with B vitamins, antioxidants†, electrolytes plus more vitamin C than 10 oranges. With over 20 flavors, you have plenty of delicious varieties to choose from.* My body just seems to enjoy its beneficial effects and my husband and children love the special ways I serve it. It is also an essential part of our back to school year. New school year brings new germs and with soccer and the school year starting, we make sure to guard against it!
I also realized that I needed a healthy supply of ChapStick as the dry season will be here soon. Without this vital supply our ‘big-lipped’ family will suffer. My son once asked me why we had such big lips, I responded that celebrities pay lots of money for what we have naturally. However, it is not a blessing when it is both dry and windy outdoors and our lips become “Joker-esque”. This time of year makes ChapStick a miracle wand that turns us from dry/chap-lipped horrors back into human form. Softens and protects lips everyday with 11 moisturizing ingredients, SPF 12 provides UBV protection. Hydrating formula contains aloe and vitamin E. So the ChapStick was moved to the list right underneath the Emergen-C.
The next day we finished all the supply shopping. I could not wait to come home and make our ‘frosty lemonade drinks’. I make a frozen lemon/orange-flavored frosty with Emergen-C Kidz (ages 4-13), which my children love. They were so excited and asking why they had not had one in so long. “My bad” was my inadequate answer. At home, I divided all the supplies, making sure each child had their essentials and more. Then I made the drinks. Every few minutes, I was asked if they were ready. Finally, the delightful mixture was ready for their consumption. When my daughter swallowed her last bit, she said, “A+” Mom! She could not have been more right. This ‘C’ was an ‘A’ in my book!
The kids are not the only ones that enjoy this Frosty Lemonade. I also whipped up a batch for me and the husband before we headed out to an evening filled of soccer practices and helping with homework! Besides it tasting fabulous, I felt I was drinking vitality in a glass.