Fresh Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Last Updated on April 26, 2022 by Maria Brittis

If you love drinking fresh lemonade, here is one delicious lemonade recipe with lots of healthy benefits too. Strawberry basil lemonade is the perfect summer drink.

strawberry basil lemonade drinks

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

This past weekend I took my daughter and my grandson strawberry picking. We drove 40 minutes to Dempsey Farm. It’s this lovely farm near the coast near Beaufort, South Carolina. There were lots of rows of strawberry fields and other fields with lots of different vegetables. You can also purchase vegetables there too. You have to get there early before the cars start lining up to get in. We took my grandson wagon and wheeled him around. They each gave each of us a plastic bucket and you can pick anywhere you want. All I kept thinking of the fresh strawberry recipes I’ll make. One of my favorite is the fresh strawberry basil lemonade recipe. I have been making this drink with store-bought strawberries. It’s very refreshing. Now with truly fresh strawberries it will be so delicious.

baby sitting in red wagon

Ingredients For Strawberry Basil Lemonade

  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • Spring water
  • Basil
  • Lemon juice
  • Crystal Light
  • Blender
ingredients for strawberry basil lemonade

How To Make Strawberry Basil Lemonade

  • Put spring water in a blender.
  • Add 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemons ( you can use store bought fresh lemon juice)
  • Cut the strawberries in half or thirds and add into blender.
  • For sweetness add 1/2 packet of Crystal Light. ( Less calories than sugar )

Put all the ingredients in the blender and pulse for 25 seconds. I have been watching my sugar so half packet of crystal light is perfect. I love tart lemonade tart and the lemon juice and crystal light achieves this.

strawberry basil lemonade ingredients in blender

Yield: 6

Fresh Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

 Fresh Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

For a refreshing lemonade recipe try this strawberry basil lemonade.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Basil
  • 1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 6 cups Spring Water
  • 1/2 packet of Lemon Crystal Light

Instructions

  1. Put Spring water in a blender
  2. Add 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemons ( you can use store bought fresh lemon juice
  3. Cut the strawberries in half or thirds and add into blender
  4. For sweetner add 1/2 packet of Crystal Light ( Less calories than sugar
  5. Put all the ingredients in the blender and pulse for 25 seconds.
  6. Pour into a pretty tall glass and garnish with basil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

The Health Benefits of Strawberry Basil Lemonade

• Strawberries are rich in vitamin C.

  • Contains lots of antioxidants.
  • It can promote production of collagen for the skin.
  • It helps fight bad chloesteraol.
  • Its great for the digestion and has a ton of fiber.
  • It’s great for dehydration because it has potassium.
  • Great fruit for baby growth.

Basil

• Reduces inflammation.
• It contains antioxidants
• Its a great stress reliever.
• Vitamin K is present and great for your bones.
• It is a great stress reliever.

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19 Comments

  1. This strawberry drink sounds just perfect for summer weather! Loved seeing the pic of your grandson in his wagon too 🙂

    1. It is, Thanks I have been drinking it when I get craving for something fattening.I’m trying to loose a few pounds.
      Maria

  2. This sounds so simple and delicious . I can’t wait to try it. I’m just not into long recipes that take forever.

  3. ShelleyB. says:

    I have been making this for year! Other fruits work well too. Watermelon is especially tasty. Blueberries and peaches work, too. Sometimes I need to strain out some of the bits of fruit that don’t blend all the way. Very refreshing on a hot summer day.

  4. This sounds delicious and refreshing. It’s also pretty while you drink it. I look making this.

    Pinned

  5. It sounds so yummy. I can just imagine how the strawberries and basil complement each other.

  6. This looks so refreshing. I have tried this with strawberry cordial but never fresh strawberries. I will be trying this.

    1. It is really refreshing, the weather been very hot so its the perfect drink to keep hydrated.

  7. I have started enjoying more herbs in drinks, especially basil. Can’t wait to have fresh to try this.

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