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7Jul, 21
Clean Food Love

Refreshing Homemade Blueberry Lemonade 🍋

🧊 There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a tall glass of cold lemonade!

🌞 This homemade Fresh Blueberry Lemonade has become a yearly Summertime tradition that all of my kids get excited about!

🥤 It’s the perfect way to cool down & slow down this summer, plus it’s made with REAL nutritive and beneficial ingredients!

🍇 Alternatively, you may use frozen blueberries for a slushier drink.

🍋 ALWAYS use freshly-squeezed lemon/lime juice from an actual fresh lemon or lime. Bottled lemon juice from the store will give your drink a strange metallic or overly acidic taste.

🍯 The sweetness factor is such a PERSONAL preference, so please consider this when adding in the honey or maple syrup. Depending on your taste, you may want a bit more or less.

❓ How often do you eat blueberries⁉️

🏆 Did you know: blueberies contain one of the highest antioxidant levels of nearly all fruits and vegetables.

🎯 Not only that, but they have an impressive array of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

♻️ They may reduce the risk of DNA damage, protecting against cancer and aging, and help fight diabetes.

💙 Blueberries may stop cholesterol from oxidizing (important for heart health) and are linked to lower blood pressure. They also contain compounds that are good for brain function and memory.

💪🏾 Plus, evidence suggests they help prevent urinary tract infections and assist with post-workout recovery.

👩🏾‍🍳 Eat blueberries as-is for a snack – stir them into oatmeal, yogurt, salsa, or salad – or add them into drinks and smoothies. Yum!

4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1/3 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice or freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups ice

To garnish:

  • fresh lemon wedges
  • fresh lime wedges
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh thyme

Instructions:

Add your clean blueberries, water, honey, and lemon juice to a high-speed blender and blend just until smooth.

To get this nice color I like to strain the lemonade through a fine mesh cloth before serving. This step is absolutely optional.

Serve with plenty of ice and garnish with lemon slices, extra blueberries, and fresh thyme sprigs.

Enjoy!

❤Rachel

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