December 14, 2015

Celebrate The Minions Movie with Minion-ade Banana Lemonade Recipe + a Free Printable

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If you're a kid at heart, like me, or a mom to a wonderful little fun-loving minion, then you are probably just as excited about the release of Minions on disc as I am! After Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, I fell in love with the cute little yellow helpers (or trouble makers, in some cases) and I couldn't wait to watch the goofy little guys and see what they were up to on their own adventures. I won't spoil any of the movie details, but I will say I love Kevin and Minions gets 5 stars and two thumbs up from me!

Since I love to celebrate everything, you probably aren't surprised to find out that I had a couple of "minions" join me to watch the Minions movie from the comfort of my own home! I actually made a fun little date night out of the whole thing and it turned out fabulously with mason jars decorated like minons filled with a delicious banana minionade (lemonade) recipe and beautiful flowers setting next to the entertainment center... it's the little things in life, am I right?

Do you want to make some minion friends as well? These easy to decorate cups are made with this free printable and a small piece of tape! I measured my minion goggles and eyes to fit around a mason jar but you can easily shorten the goggle straps for each cup in your house! These are such an awesome way to treat your friends and family to something delicious while watching Minions!

So go ahead and pull out your scissors and a pitcher for the minionade, we're about to get messy and it's going to be fun! Are you ready to get ba-na-nas about lemonade like a minion would? Then let's get started on a recipe any minion would love!

You will need:

3-4 Lemons
1 cup sugar
3-4 cups hot water
1/2 tsp banana extract

You'll want to begin by printing off this adorable free printable so you can make your own minions! Cut each set of goggles out and attach with tape to mason jars. While working on this project begin heating 4 cups of water in a tea kettle or large pot.

While your water is on the stove top, you'll want to begin juicing the lemons. Simply squeeze 3-4 lemons, chopped in half, into the pitcher with a strainer over the top.

Once the lemons have been completely juiced, remove the strainer from the top of the pitcher and add in sugar, little bits at a time and stirring each time you add more in!

By this time, your water is likely warm so begin slowly pouring the water and stirring it in about 1/2 cup to a cup at a time. Stir mixture until completely combined.

Add 1/2 tsp of banana extract and stir for just a little longer!

Add handfuls of ice and lemon slices in the mixture and garnish cups with a lemon, if you'd like!

Serve in the minion themed mason jars, with some dried banana chips, and ENJOY!

The best part about our kid-at-heart themed night is the fact that we were able to score everything we needed on one of my regular weekly trips to Target. From the Market Pantry banana chips to my Target Exclusive Minions Metal Pak Deluxe set (that also scored me a free $5 gift card + bonus footage that is only available on the Target copy), they had it all!

Since I've shared this adorable free printable to give your minions the goggles they deserve and a delicious recipe for banana minionade, I feel I should also tell you that you don't want to miss your chance to get your hands on even more adorable minion fun! From the perfect minion-esque attire to little books and toys fit for any minion-loving kid, Target offers a little bit of everything Minions and you're bound to fall in love with it all! So head on over and collect everything you'll need for your Minions movie night!

Get excited about the Minions movie release and make this delicious Banana Minionade Lemonade!

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