Raspberry Lemonade

Hi Everyone,

Today I normally share with you a smoothie for Smoothie Monday, but instead I thought I would share with you a summertime refreshing drink that is a breeze to make and will sure be a hit at your next BBQ.  This is my Raspberry Lemonade!
Raspberry Lemonade
This lemonade is simply delicious! It’s light, refreshing, low-calorie and has the perfect balance of raspberry and lemon flavor. I also do not think it’s overly sweet, nor is it so sour it makes you pucker. I love it and when it’s hot out this drink really quenches your thirst.
Raspberry Lemonade
I made this lemonade by using fresh raspberries that I blended in my blender with water. To keep the seeds out I placed a sieve over my pitcher and poured the raspberry mixture in. I used the back of a spoon to push it through. I was asked how come there are not any seeds in the lemonade. I said it’s magic!
Raspberry Lemonade
Then in the pitcher I added 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of fine bakers sugar. You can use granulated, but I have become a fan of Bakers Sugar. It’s so fine and dissolves quickly. Then I added my water! Simple and perfect!
Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 10 cups
  • Serving size: 1 cup
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A light, refreshing, low calorie summertime drink made with fresh raspberries and lemons.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh
  • 1½ cups lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup fine sugar
  • 8 cups water, divided
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add raspberries and 1 cup of water. Process until blended.
  2. Put a sieve/strainer over a pitcher and slowly pour the raspberry mixture. Use the back of the spoon to push through.
  3. Add lemon juice, sugar and 7 cups of water. Stir until combined. Taste test to see if you need anymore sugar. refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
Calories per cup: 65, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 0, Potassium: 64, Carbs: 18, Fiber: 1 Sugar: 14, Protein: .03

Raspberry Lemonade
Sorry I didn’t share a smoothie recipe with you, but I thought this was just the perfect drink for these hot summer days!

Have a super-duper great week!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Comments

  1. This is beautiful and sounds just perfect for a hot Carolina summer day!

  2. Oh my goodness this drink looks so delicious!

  3. One glass of this would not due. I need a pitcher for myself!

  4. I have been on such a lemonade kick this summer! This looks so refreshing!

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