I made strawberry lemonade to bring with me at the EcoFest I went to last weekend and wanted to share the recipe with you, although the mint is optional, I think it gives it a nice additional freshness! Yum!
Nothing better than the real stuff
I’ve had great feedback from this lemonade at EcoFest. People seemed to be impressed by the delicate flavours of REAL lemon juice and fresh blended strawberries, but also NO white sugar or gross corn syrup; instead I used a little bit of maple syrup for a sweet and flavourful drink.
For most of you, strawberry season is over, but for some of us Canadians, strawberry season has just started! Oh, the ever so sweet and elusive strawberry season! I love love love local organic strawberries. I was lucky enough to buy a big basket of it on the weekend and I’ve been literally stuffing my face with strawberries ever since. Not. even. kidding. I think I ate 3 lbs of it in one sitting. haha
Strawberries are on the Dirty Dozen list because they retain so much of all the pesticides being sprayed on them, it’s important to ask questions to your farmers, and in doubt, always make sure to buy organic! Local + organic = perfect! 🙂
I made so much of this lemonade on the weekend, and although I sold a lot, I was left with a bunch left, so I’ve been sipping on this lemonade for the past few days while working away on a translation project. It’s so yummy! 🙂
Perfect Summer Drink: Strawberry Mint Lemonade | Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free
A healthier approach to making your own lemonade! A delicious and simple recipe for a strawberry mint lemonade, without white sugar!
- 2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup fresh organic strawberries washed, stems removed
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1.5 L spring or filtered water
- 7 leaves fresh mint
- In a blender or hand immersion blender, blend the strawberries until smooth.
- In a large pitcher/container that can hold at least 2L, mix all of the ingredients with a large spoon/ladle.
- Put in the fridge to cool for a couple of hours, or serve immediately over ice.
Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 46kcal | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 113mg | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 34.2% | Calcium: 23% | Iron: 0.1%