BLUEBERRY LEMONADE: NO ADDED SUGAR!

Dec 20, 2022 13:22:16PM

When life gives you blueberries, add them to your lemonade! This refreshing, no-sugar-added lemonade recipe teaches how to make blueberry syrup so you can take your Independence Day BBQ to the next level! Whether you're quenching a crowd of thirsty party-goers or you're a lemonade stand entrepreneur, this drink could not get any easier. It’s fruity and sweet from the plump juicy blueberries with just enough of a tart kick. The homemade blueberry syrup uses Classic Monkfruit Sweetener and makes about 6 cups of lemonade. Need more? Simply double or triple the recipe.

Blueberry Lemonade Ingredients:

½ cup Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener
6 cups water, divided
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)

How to Make Blueberry Lemonade with No Sugar Added:

To make the blueberry simple syrup, combine Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the Monkfruit Sweetener has dissolved. Stir in blueberries and bring to a low boil; reduce heat and simmer until blueberries have broken down, about 3-4 minutes. Strain blueberry mixture through a sifter or fine sieve; let cool to room temperature. Recipe tip: Don't refrigerate the simple syrup by itself, make sure to follow the next step before cooling it below room temp or else it will crystallize.
In a large pitcher, whisk together blueberry simple syrup, lemon juice and 5 cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled. Use within 5-7 days for best taste.
Serve over ice and blueberries, if desired.

 

Recipe Notes:

  • Use a spoon to slightly mash blueberries after cooking to help break them down.
  • For single servings, refrigerate blueberry syrup in a sealed jar up to 5 days. Just squeeze ½ lemon and add 3 T Blueberry syrup to 4 oz cold water in a tall glass. Add ice and enjoy!
  • Add a shot of unflavored Vodka for a fantastic summer cocktail
  • For a blueberry lemon fizz, substitute your favorite sparkling water

Nutritional Info per serving (3/4 cup):

Calories: 20
Fat: 0
Saturated Fat:0
Protein: 0
Sodium:0
Total Carbs: 2g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 1g
Sugar Alcohols: 1g
Net Carbs: 1g
Total servings in recipe: 8

 

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