Why not toast the arrival of warmer temperatures and longer days with a refreshing and tasty beverage?

This delicious strawberry lemonade is the perfect drink after a day outdoors, and makes a sweet addition to any weekend brunch. Lightly sweetened with naturally-sourced stevia, each serving contains only 32 calories, meaning you can treat yourself to a glass (or two) without any guilt.

Strawberry Lemonade

Makes 5 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (500 ml) hulled fresh strawberries*
  • 1 cup (250 ml) fresh lemon juice (4 to 5 lemons)
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) Pure Via Granulated sweetener**
  • 4 1/2 cups (1.125 litres) water
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh whole strawberries, optional
  • Fresh mint, optional

Preparation:

1. Purée the 2 cups (500 ml) strawberries in a blender container.

2. Add lemon juice and sweetener, blending just until combined.

3. Pour mixture into a pitcher.

4. Stir in water. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

5. Place a few ice cubes in each glass. Pour in strawberry lemonade mixture.

6. Garnish each glass with a fresh whole strawberry and a sprig of mint.

*Or substitute frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed, drained

**Or substitute 15 packets Pure Via sweetener

Nutritional information per serving (250 mL)

Calories: 32

Total fat: -1g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 10 mg

Carbohydrates: 10 g

Protein 1g

The Author:

Additional calorie-wise and delicious beverage ideas are available at www.purevia.ca.

Note that stevia, the sweetener in Pure Via, is also known as steviol glycosides.

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