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Easy Homemade Paleo Lemonade Recipes (3 Ways)

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There are very few things in life that are more refreshing than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot sunny day. Children understand this perfectly, which explains why you see so many 5-cent lemonade stands set up in by young entrepreneurs. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to share not one, not two, but three great paleo lemonade recipes with you guys today. These recipes make three distinct lemonade flavors -- watermelon lemonade, ginger mint lemonade, and pineapple lemonade. Make sure that you try them all out to figure out which one is your favorite.

paleo lemonade 3 ways recipe
Serving Size
1
Calories/Serving
80

There are very few things in life that are more refreshing than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot sunny day. Children understand this perfectly, which explains why you see so many 5-cent lemonade stands set up in by young entrepreneurs. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to share not one, not two, but three great paleo lemonade recipes with you guys today. These recipes make three distinct lemonade flavors — watermelon lemonade, ginger mint lemonade, and pineapple lemonade. Make sure that you try them all out to figure out which one is your favorite.

Who knew there could be so many different ways to make a simple glass of lemonade? Here are three separate recipes for paleo lemonade that make the following flavors: watermelon, ginger mint, and pineapple. They are all completely free of any type of refined sugars or additives and are 100% paleo-friendly. These recipes make three distinct lemonade flavors -- watermelon lemonade, ginger mint lemonade, and pineapple lemonade.

All Natural Ingredients for Incredibly Refreshing Lemonade

First things first, there are a few things that all three of these recipes share in common. Each of them obviously requires freshly squeezed lemon juice along with water and ice cubes. I love adding lemon juice into my water as it is anyway and I definitely notice an increase in my energy levels on the days where I drink it. Lemon juice and water can actually be a fantastic replacement for your morning cup of coffee. It’s also great for lowering blood pressure and assisting your body’s natural detoxification process. (1)

Honey, Nature’s All-Around Sweetener

Each of these recipes also contains honey for use as a sweetener. Far healthier than refined table sugars, honey is full of nutrients. It has antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties (2), it’s full of vitamins and minerals, and it’s just flat out delicious. I’ve been guilty of occasionally enjoying a spoonful of honey on its own because it’s so sweet and tasty, but thankfully that little treat remains guilt-free because of how nutritious honey is.

With those similarities out of the way, let’s dive right into how these recipes diverge. The first recipe is for watermelon flavored lemonade, and as you can guess, makes heavy use of cubed seedless watermelon. This one is especially refreshing when you consider the high water content of watermelon as well. Next up is a delightful ginger mint recipe that adds fresh mint leaves and chopped ginger into the mix. It gives the lemonade an incredible slightly spicy flavoring with an added minty aftertaste. And finally, there is the pineapple lemonade recipe. Just like the watermelon recipe, there’s nothing too fancy here as you are simply adding sliced pieces of pineapple in with the other ingredients. It makes a delightfully sweet and tangy beverage that’s perfect for staying hydrated.

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Each one of these lemonade recipes is fantastic in its own right, and I encourage everyone to give all three of them a try. It doesn’t matter whether you go with the watermelon, the ginger mint, or the pineapple lemonade — you truly can’t go wrong with any of them. The fact is there is really nothing like a nice and cold freshly made drink that uses all natural healthy ingredients.

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Watermelon Lemonade
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 cups 1-inch cubes seedless watermelon
  2. ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  3. 4 cups cold water
  4. 5 tbsp honey (more or less to taste)
  5. ice cubes
  6. Mint sprigs, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place the watermelon cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Strain into a large pitcher, pressing on solids to extract liquid.
  3. Add the honey and mix to combine.
  4. Add the lemon juice and 4 cups cold water and mix to combine.
  5. Taste and if necessary add more honey.
  6. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the lemonade over it.
  7. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
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Ginger Mint Lemonade
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  2. 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger
  3. 1/2 cup honey (more or less to taste)
  4. 2 cups water
  5. 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  6. 2 cups cold water
  7. Ice cubes
  8. fresh mint leaves, lemon slices for decoration
Instructions
  1. Place 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the mint and ginger.
  3. Let the mixture steep for 30 minutes.
  4. Strain into a large pitcher, pressing on solids to extract liquid.
  5. Add the honey and mix to combine.
  6. Add the lemon juice and 2 cups cold water and mix to combine.
  7. Taste and if necessary add more honey.
  8. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the lemonade over it.
  9. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices and serve.
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Pineapple Lemonade
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into ½ inch thick slices
  2. 4 cups cold water
  3. 6 tbsp honey (more or less to taste)
  4. ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  5. Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat.
  2. Grill the pineapple slices, in batches if necessary, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  3. Place the grilled pineapple and lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Strain into a large pitcher, pressing on solids to extract liquid.
  5. Add the honey and stir with a whisk until honey is dissolved.
  6. Add 4 cups of water and stir to combine.
  7. Taste and if necessary add more honey.
  8. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the lemonade over it.
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PS. There are tons of great ways to make paleo-friendly lemonade, I wanted to share two other awesome recipes for you to try after you sample these three types. First up is a homemade blueberry lemonade recipe that’s full of flavor and healthy antioxidants. And if you love that one, we have another similar recipe for blueberry basil lemonade that’s made with raw honey as well.


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Ingredients

    • 1 pound fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into ½ inch thick slices
    • 4 cups cold water
    • 6 tbsp honey (more or less to taste)
    • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
    • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat.
  2. Grill the pineapple slices, in batches if necessary, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  3. Place the grilled pineapple and lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Strain into a large pitcher, pressing on solids to extract liquid.
  5. Add the honey and stir with a whisk until honey is dissolved.
  6. Add 4 cups of water and stir to combine.
  7. Taste and if necessary add more honey.
  8. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the lemonade over it.

Servings

Serving Size

1

Servings/Recipe

8

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Nutrition Information

Calories

80

Carbohydrates

21.5 g

Fat

0.1 g

Sugar

18.9 g

Protein

0.4 g

Fiber

0.9 g

Calories 80 kcal
Potassium 85.7 mg
Vitamin A 1.7 µg
Vitamin C 33.1 mg
Folic Acid (B9) 13.6 µg
Sodium 1.4 mg

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