Need a refreshing summer drink for all ages? Everyone will love this lively take on the classic lemonade. This would be great to sip on pool-side or as a refreshing compliment for a picnic.

Strawberry Lemonade Sparkler

Yield: 4 servings

Strawberry Lemonade Sparkler

This refreshing summer drink is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, nut-free, and sugar-free.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound or about 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 16 oz. (2 cups) sparkling water
  • sweetener of choice to taste, or omit (I used a few drops of stevia here.

Instructions

  1. Place berries and lemon juice in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. To serve either 1. fill glass halfway with strawberry puree and top with sparkling water, mix slightly and top with fresh strawberry or 2. mix strawberry puree and sparkling water together in pitcher to serve.
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Strawberry Lemonade Sparkler

Health Benefits:

  • Strawberries: Great source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, iodine, olic acid, biotin, and vitamin B6. They are also very high in antioxidants which are shown to help prevent chronic diseases. Strawberries contain Ellagic acid which can increase anti-cancer activity and help prevent Alzheimer’s. Strawberry extracts have also been shown to inhibit COX enzymes in vitro, which inhibits the inflammatory process.
  • Lemons: Great source of vitamin C and potassium. It can help lower blood pressure, strengthen immune system, and help relieve indigestion and constipation. Because of its diuretic properties, it can help cleanse the blood and flush out toxins.

 

 

5 Responses to Strawberry Lemonade Sparkler

  1. Janet says:

    I like the Froth, it’s a beautiful drink.

  2. Caysee says:

    Yummy! Now just get out here and let’s make a pitcher:-)♡♥♡

  3. Beautiful, as always, Alex. Thanks… sharing this with all your fans at 30DaysSugarFree.com

  4. I love this! Can’t get enough fruity summer drinks. :)

  5. Becky says:

    Yum! Now I can fix something special for my kids to enjoy. I just bought a bunch of raspberries today. Maybe I could swap in those….

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