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Drinks

Blueberry Basil Lemonade (with Raw Honey)

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The long stretch of warm summer days are here. And there is no quicker way to cool down than a refreshing, ice cold drink. Homemade lemonade, one such popular drink, is given a delicious twist in this recipe with the addition of blueberries and basil. It is a simple recipe that focuses on fresh ingredients, which everyone in the family can enjoy.

How to Make the Most Refreshing Blueberry Basil Lemonade (with Raw Honey). This summer drink is refreshing, nourishing and will help detoxify your body and mind. Drink this every morning to jumpstart your metabolism and revitalize your system.
Serving Size
1
Calories/Serving
97

How to Make the Most Refreshing Blueberry Basil Lemonade (with Raw Honey). This summer drink is refreshing, nourishing and will help detoxify your body and mind. Drink this every morning to jumpstart your metabolism and revitalize your system.



I really enjoy blueberry season at its peak. Whether you get to pick your own fresh blueberries right from the bushes, or purchase them by the boxful, the colorful little fruits are easy to incorporate into a lot of different recipes – especially desserts. But this recipe offers a very healthy option in beverage form. Blueberries alone are one of the best sources of antioxidants that you can find. In this recipe they are combined with vitamin-rich lemons and fresh basil.

Basil has taken over my simple garden, growing almost faster than I can consume it. It has completely overtaken the rosemary and dill. Has anyone else experienced a crazy growth spurt of basil? I’ll have to make a large batch of pesto soon, or perhaps incorporate the fragrant herb into more drinks such as this one.

lemonade recipe

One note about making this recipe – you can make the standard version, or an adults-only version. It is very, very good with a bit of rum mixed in. You can make one large batch of the basic lemonade for both adults and kids, and then easily add a splash of your preferred alcohol to the adult drinks. I believe bourbon or vodka would also taste good with this recipe. It is a completely optional step, since alcohol is not usually recommended on the Paleo diet. So it depends on your personal preferences, really.

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Whether it is blueberries freshly picked or basil from your own garden, take advantage of the fresh flavors of summer mixed with some hand-squeezed lemonade. Blueberry basil lemonade makes the perfect drink to sip on while enjoying an afternoon on the patio or a relaxing evening outdoors.

blueberry basil lemonade


Ingredients

    • 1 pint fresh blueberries, divided
    • 6-7 fresh basil leaves
    • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
    • 8-9 cups water, divided
    • 3/4 cup honey

Directions

  1. Place the basil and one cup of blueberries into a large pitcher. Gently muddle and set aside.
  2. Combine the lemon juice, one cup of water, honey, and the remaining blueberries in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil, stirring to dissolve the honey. Once the blueberries have released their juice and color, pour the mix through a fine mesh strainer into the prepared pitcher.
  3. Pour the remaining water into the pitcher along with a handful of ice. Stir to combine. Serve cold, garnished with lemon slices if desired.

Servings

Serving Size

1

Servings/Recipe

10

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Nutrition Information

Calories

97

Carbohydrates

26.1 g

Fat

0.1 g

Sugar

24.1 g

Protein

0.4 g

Fiber

0.8 g

Calories 97 kcal
Potassium 49.5 mg
Vitamin A 1.8 µg
Vitamin C 7.8 mg
Folic Acid (B9) 5 µg
Sodium 9.5 mg

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    • Hi Colleen, I’m sorry I don’t quite understand your comment. Could you please clarify? If you were wondering about the blueberries and basil in the photo, those are extra that I used for garnish.

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