Sometimes you just get tired of plain old water and want something that not only quenches your thirst but wakes up your taste buds. When that happens, turn to these easy, healthy, and refreshing recipes.
This lemonade rich in antioxidants contains no added sweeteners and incorporates a savory sweet element that is one of my favorite combinations. Enjoy this refreshing beverage if you are following The Super Advanced, Advanced or Basic Plans of my books, The 10-Day Detox Diet or The Blood Sugar Solution.
- 1 1/4 Cup Fresh or frozen blueberries wild, organic if possible
- 4 Sprigs Fresh Basil
- 1 Lemon Juiced
- 2 Cups Chilled Water
- 1 Cup Ice Optional
- Place the blueberries and the basil in a blender and blend on high until uniformly combined, about 30 to 60 seconds. Add the lemon juice and stir to incorporate.
- Pour water into a pitcher and add ice, if using. Add the berry mixture to the pitcher and stir to combine.
- Best enjoyed when fresh but this lemonade can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
Nutritional analysis per serving (about 6 ounces)
calories 30 • fat 0g • saturated fat 0g • cholesterol 0mg • fiber 1g • protein 0g • carbohydrate 8g • sodium 0mg