Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade

Honey Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 102
Fat 0g
Carbs 27g
Protein 1g
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 (1 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 22g  
Includes 16g Added Sugars 32%
Protein 1g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 190mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Total Time 25 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 10 min
Servings 2 (1 cup each)

Trying to eat healthier doesn't mean swearing off all drinks besides water. While water is best most of the time, you can still enjoy a flavorful drink every once in a while. Try making your own naturally-sweetened strawberry lemonade at home for a healthier alternative to sugary drinks and sodas.

This strawberry lemonade is easy to make, and contains just a few ingredients. It's naturally sweetened with honey and strawberries, so you can feel good about drinking it. Make a big pitcher if you want to serve it at your summer barbecues and parties.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, heat strawberries, 1/2 cup of the water and honey over low heat until berries are softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Place berries (including liquid) in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Strain mixture into a container and refrigerate until cold.
  3. In a small pitcher, combine strawberry puree, lemon juice, and remaining one cup of water. Serve over ice.

    Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

    Try other berries in place of strawberries if you like.

    To make this vegan, replace honey with agave nectar.

    Cooking and Serving Tips

    Adjust lemon juice to your preferred tartness.

    Completely chill lemonade before serving.

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