Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade

 

 

Who wants a refreshing, low calorie drink that isn’t water or full of sugar-free artificial junk??  You should all be saying….. me me me!!

Water can get pretty monotonous at times, so when I made Naturally Sweetened Lemonade last week which has practically no calories  I knew I wanted to make it again and again.

BUT this time we had some fresh strawberries in the fridge! Of course I figured the kids would love this but how much would it increase the calories was what I was worried about. I am happy to say not much at all!

This is a perfect option for a kids party as they will call it pink lemonade of course.

Here’s how you can make it:

Just follow my directions for the Naturally Sweetened Lemonade  then simply add 2 cups of fresh strawberries to your blender or food processor. Process until completely smooth. You can add it to the lemon and water or strain it if you don’t like pulp. We don’t mind it and had it as is.

One Note: I DID have to increase the stevia to 1- 1/2 teaspoon to get the taste to my kids liking. Start with one teaspoon, taste and adjust.

Easy, refreshing, very few calories and only 1 point! A great choice for anyone watching their weight!

You could also sub the liquid lemon stevia for Watermelon stevia in this recipe!

Nutrition Info

Servings: 8* Calories per servings: 21* Fat: 0* Fiber: 1g* Carbs: 6g* Protein: 0g* Points+: 1*

 

Comments

  1. Kevin O Thomas says

    I tried sweetening lemonade with Stevia once. Tasted like Sweet n’ Low.
    Fail.
    May give this a shot, though.

      • Nadine says

        What brand of Stevia do you recommend? I’ve wanted to like it but have always been disappointed to the point that I just cannot stomach it.

        • Brenda says

          I like the Wisdom natural sweetleaf brand. I get it through iherb.com and you can use my coupon code YAJ035 and get $5 off.I’ve found it to be the best without any aftertaste.

  2. Laurel G. says

    Hi Brenda – Maybe this is a dumb question, but do you think powdered plain stevia would work as well? I’ve got some packets of Better Stevia (I think that’s what it’s called) and a birthday party that is a week away. Not sure if I ordered the liquid lemon stuff if it would make it in time. I think this would be a great option though. Just went to a party today and my kids are totally wired from all of the sugar they got!

    P.S. Thanks for all your great suggestions on your website. It’s really helped change the way we eat!

    • Brenda says

      HI Laurel, definitely! I just like the added lemon drop flavoring but I certainly think it will work just fine with plain stevia. I’m so glad you find my recipes helpful!

  3. Charlotte Moore says

    This does sound good. I would still count it as 0 points plus because the strawberries do not count any points.

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