Paleo Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
Some things are just right for warm weather and of course lemonade might top that list. If it’s warm where you are right now you’ll want to give this delicious and refreshing lemonade recipe a try.
Honey Sweetened Lemonade
Did you know that the earliest written evidence of lemonade was found in Egypt? It’s believed to have been consumed as early as AD 1000. Lemons were likely introduced from Asia around AD 700. Although lemonade is typically sweetened with sugar… this honey sweetened option is even better than the granulated sugar options.
Honey is Good for You!
Did you know that eating local honey is thought to cure your allergies? This may or may not be true but… if it is, great (all the better)! Honey also has loads of nutritional properties and is said to have many positive affects on the body.
This recipe is an easy to make beverage for everyone in the family. And if you’re wanting to go a little further, freeze these up and make strawberry lemonade popsicles.
Add this drink at the next BBQ and add another element of awesome! This paleo lemonade is extra delicious with a club soda. Get everything you need at your next visit to the store and enjoy this warm weather drink.
This strawberry lemonade is sweetened with natural honey (no refined sugars here) and flavored with fresh, ripe strawberries. Adjust the sweetness to your liking or leave it a little extra sour. This kid-approved summer drink also makes excellent popsicles for those extra hot days.
- 3-1/2 cups Cold Water, divided
- 2 cups Fresh-Squeezed Lemon Juice, strained of pulp and seeds, if desired
- 1-1/2 cups Honey
- 3 cups Large Strawberries, about 16 (fresh or frozen, thawed, hulled, & quartered) plus more for garnish
- Ice, for serving
- In a blender or food processor, puree the strawberries with 1/2 cup cold water and the honey.
- In a large pitcher, combine the remaining cold water, the sweetened strawberry puree, and the lemon juice.
- Serve chilled over ice and garnish with a fresh strawberry. Alternately, pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
- Try to get lemons with thin rinds. They are easier to juice and yield more juice as well.
- If you will be making a large batch of this, I would highly recommend getting something like the KitchenAid Juicing attachment. It will save your wrists and arms a lot of pain (trust me, I know).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 2gSugar: 74gProtein: 1g
Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate