Strawberry Lemonade (No Sugar Added)

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Strawberry Lemonade from Tried and Tasty for iheartnaptime.comHello, hello! It’s Yvonne from Tried and Tasty and I’m thrilled to be here for the Hello Summer Event! Thank you, Jamielyn, for having me. It’s gotten hot quickly in my neck of the woods and nothing screams summer to me like a cool refreshing beverage. But if you’re like me, you’re still trying to achieve the bikini bod… and sugar loaded drinks don’t help in that department.

In my quest to be healthier, I’ve decided to kick the sugar. White sugar, that is. So for this yummy Strawberry Lemonade I’ve used honey instead! It’s the perfect replacement that’s all-natural. I don’t know about you, but strawberries are my favorite berries. I could eat them all day long. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks in between.

Strawberry Lemonade from Tried and Tasty for iheartnaptime.comAnyone that knows me, knows that I have mad love for Costco. Like ridiculously mad love. Like, couldn’t-live-without Costco kind of love. If you are lucky enough to have one in your area, check out their produce and see if they’ve got organic strawberries – I was able to pick up 2 lbs. of the most beautiful fruit for a screaming deal. Why organic? Check out my Clean 15 vs. Filthy 15: When Organic Matters post. You certainly don’t have to buy the organic, but when they are such a good deal – why not?

Strawberry Lemonade from Tried and Tasty for iheartnaptime.comJust imagine yourself whipping up a batch of this lemonade, sipping on a glass in the hot summer heat, and enjoying every ounce of daylight. Doesn’t that sound just wonderful?! I plan on making that a reality more often than not this year, and after one sip of this tasty drink, I bet you will too! What’s your idea of the perfect summer day? Swimming at the pool, playing at the park, biking around the neighborhood? I love it all! Summer just speaks to me!

Strawberry Lemonade from Tried and Tasty for iheartnaptime.com

Strawberry Lemonade from Tried and Tasty for iheartnaptime.comSo what are you waiting for? Make this for your next BBQ, potluck, or get together! If you do, hit me up on Instagram and hashtag #triedandtasty so that I can see how you’re spending your summer while enjoying a tall glass of this healthy & refreshing lemonade! Enjoy!

Strawberry Lemonade from Tried and Tasty for iheartnaptime.com

 

Strawberry Lemonade (No Sugar Added)

Ingredients:

1- 1/2 lb. strawberries, washed & cut in halves, about 4 cups
Juice of 2 large lemons, about 1/2 c.
1/4 c. (or less, depending on the sweetness of your strawberries) honey
6 cups of water
Ice

Directions:

Using your high speed blender, blend the strawberries, lemon juice and honey with water. If desired, pour through strainer in to your pitcher or skip step (personal preference on how you'd like your beverage). Serve cold over ice & enjoy!

 

YvonneWhen she’s not at work or spending time with family or friends, chances are you’ll find Yvonne in the kitchen wearing an apron and a smile. Be sure to grab her free eBook 10 Super Foods for Breakfast. Super Fast, Super Easy, & Super Tasty! for the ultimate way to kick off your morning!

You can connect with Yvonne via Blog | FacebookPinterest | Google+Twitter | Instagram | YouTube! Check out some of her favorite and most popular recipes: Cheesy Baked Dip, Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, & Hamburger Casserole!

Huge THANKS to Yvonne for sharing this healthy recipe during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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  1. Elizabeth @ Pineapples and Polka Dots posted on July 1, 2015 at 8:56 am (#
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    Thank you so much for this!  I LOVE lemonade, but feel guilty for all of that sugar.  I can’t wait to try this out! 

  2. Paige posted on July 1, 2015 at 10:24 am (#
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    This looks so delicious!  I definitely want to make it for the kiddos this weekend!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  3. Michelle posted on July 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm (#
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    This sounds so refreshing! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Bobbi posted on July 2, 2015 at 9:54 am (#
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    This is a yummy recipe – thank you for sharing it.  It is so easy, too.

  5. Bobbi posted on July 5, 2015 at 5:36 pm (#
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    Thank you for this recipe- I made it and we love it!  It was easy to make. I strained it one time for me (I like the pulp) and twice for my husband, and he drank it right down! And he does NOT eat much fruit. Thanks again.