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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!
- 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
- fresh lemon wedges
- fresh lime wedges
- fresh blueberries
- fresh thyme
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.