Blueberry Lemonade

July 13, 2016

Blueberry Lemonade

Judging from the last couple of recipes I’ve posted on this blog, you might assume that I’m currently subsiding on a liquid diet. I’m not.
I’m still eating solid food too, I promise.
Fact is, when the heat weighs me down I’d rather sip than munch food. So smoothies, juices, iced tea, and — needless to say it — lemonade.

Lemon and Blueberries


Lemonade, let me rephrase that, real lemonade (not the pre-made version with lots of additives) quenches my thirst and satisfies my desire for flavor like almost nothing else does.
It’s one of those delish flavors that makes summertime seem worth while.
What’s better than an ice-cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day?
The answer is nothing, that’s what.

But guess what? You don’t always have to stick to the traditional lemonade recipe. You can change things a little and try out something different and delicious such as this Blueberry Lemonade.
The perfect balance of sweet and tart, loaded with super healthy blueberries, and so refreshing.
A fun twist on classic lemonade, just as awesome.

Blueberry Lemonade


If you glance at the directions it may seem like it’s ├╝ber complicated. It really isn’t.
Four ingredients and just a couple of different steps.
Make blueberry syrup, strain it, add it to freshly squeezed lemon juice and ice cold water.
The result?
A super refreshing summertime drink.
I like to serve this Blueberry Lemonade in tall glasses filled with ice and garnished with lemon slices and fresh blueberries. You could even use frozen blueberries to keep it extra cold.
I honestly can’t think of a better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with a glass of this amazing Blueberry Lemonade.

Blueberry Lemonade


Blueberry Lemonade                                                                                                                                Print this recipe!
Adapted from FoodNetwork

Ingredients
Serves 6

6 cups water, divided
½ cup granulated sweetener of your choice (I used coconut sugar),
¾ cup blueberries
¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions

Combine 1 cup of water, sweetener, and blueberries in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, lower to a simmer and cook until the blueberries have broken down, about 6 to 8 minutes. Use the back of a spoon or a fork to break up the blueberries a bit so all the skins are at least broken.
Strain blueberry mixture through a fine sieve (or cheesecloth). If using a sieve, press with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Set aside and let cool.
In a large pitcher combine blueberry syrup, lemon juice, and remaining 5 cups of water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.
Pour into glasses and serve over ice, lemon slices, and additional blueberries.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 78 calories, 0 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of protein.

14 comments:

  1. When I first saw that picture - before I read your recipe title - I thought you had gone and made beet lemonade and I was gonna congratulate you for coming over to the beet side :) But blueberries are just as yumerific so this sounds like a wonderful thirst quencher indeed, my friend!

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  2. Blueberry lemonade is one of my only drink recipes on my blog- I love it just that much. Your version looks epic, I've gotta give it a try!

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  3. What a refreshing beverage, blueberries and lemons are perfect together. Looks delicious!!

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  4. This sounds so refreshing! I've never used coconut sugar to make a simple syrup. Great idea I'll have to try that - it's so much better for you than granulated sugar. Love the blueberries, my daily staple.

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    1. Using coconut sugar makes for quite an interesting spin on simple syrup. You should definitely try it!

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  5. This looks so simple and refreshing, and I'm lovin the color!

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  6. This blueberry lemonade looks awesome! How colorful and refreshing, plus it combines two of my favorite summery ingredients: lemon and blueberry. Will definitely try your recipe this weekend. :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

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