Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

AuthorNaturallyLTCategoryDifficultyBeginner

A refreshing twist on a summer classic. 

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients
 2.20 cups fresh blueberries
 5 tbsp honey
 ½ cup fresh lemon juice
 2 cups water divided
 additional blueberries and lemon slices for garnish

Directions
1

In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil and whisk in honey until dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly. Then add blueberries, lemon juice, and 1 cup of water to a blender and puree.

2

Stir together the blueberry puree, honey mixture, and remaining 3-4 cups water. Taste, and if you desire additional sweetness, combine additional tablespoons of sugar to taste. If you choose, strain through a fine mesh sieve to discard solids.

3

- Can substitute different sweeteners such as agave syrup, maple syrup, or coconut sugar in place of the honey.
- Can substitute blueberries for raspberries or blackberries

Note:

- Can substitute different sweeteners such as agave syrup, maple syrup, or coconut sugar in place of the honey.
- Can substitute blueberries for raspberries or blackberries

Nutrition Facts

Per serving: Calories 90, Total Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 25g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugar 22g, Protein 0g

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2.20 cups fresh blueberries
 5 tbsp honey
 ½ cup fresh lemon juice
 2 cups water divided
 additional blueberries and lemon slices for garnish

Directions

Directions
1

In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil and whisk in honey until dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly. Then add blueberries, lemon juice, and 1 cup of water to a blender and puree.

2

Stir together the blueberry puree, honey mixture, and remaining 3-4 cups water. Taste, and if you desire additional sweetness, combine additional tablespoons of sugar to taste. If you choose, strain through a fine mesh sieve to discard solids.

3

- Can substitute different sweeteners such as agave syrup, maple syrup, or coconut sugar in place of the honey.
- Can substitute blueberries for raspberries or blackberries

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

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NaturallyLT

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