If you’ve ever shied away from making traditional lemonade because you were concerned about all that white sugar, don’t give up hope. This homemade strawberry lemonade is not only a healthier version, free of the white stuff, but it’s ready in less than 60 seconds flat. As the weather gets warmer, this is my new go-to recipe when I need a refreshing and healthful drink to quench my thirst.
Not only are lemons detoxifying, but they are also bursting with antioxidants and cancer fighting compounds making them a powerful superfood anyone can add to their diet. Enjoy this drink whenever you feel like you need a quick boost to your day!
Detoxifying strawberry lemonade
Yield: 1 serving
¼ cup water
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1-3 ice cubes
1 tbsp pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
1. Add all ingredients (except for the ice) into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, adding a bit more water if necessary. Add ice and blend again. Serve immediately.
Angela Liddon is the creator of Oh She Glows — an inspiring, healthy vegan recipe website — and one of Chatelaine’s Women of the Year 2011. Angela’s passion for healthy vegan food is contagious and she’s eager to show others that vegan (and often gluten-free) food can blow your taste buds away.