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Easy Strawberry Basil Lemonade

A super easy strawberry lemonade recipe Italian style, with hints of fragrant fresh basil and vanilla.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 57kcal
Author Florentina

Ingredients

  • 10 fresh large strawberries -hulled
  • 1 cup lemon juice -freshly squeezed
  • 6 cups filtered or sparkling water
  • 15 leaves fresh basil
  • 4 tbsp agave or maple OPTIONAL
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 strawberries -hulled & sliced

Instructions

  • Add the whole strawberries, basil leaves, lemon juice and water to a powerful blender or (food processor) and process until smooth.
  • Strain into a pitcher through a fine mesh strainer. Taste and sweeten with agave or maple syrup If desired. Add the sliced strawberries.
  • Chill for 30 minutes or serve promptly over ice garnished with more basil, or freeze it into popsicles.

Notes

  • If making your lemonade in the Vitamix you won't need to strain it at all. If using a food processor you might want to strain it. 

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1.3% | Vitamin C: 30.8% | Calcium: 1.5% | Iron: 0.8%