Strawberry & Basil Lemonade

May, 10, 2023

Strawberry & Basil Lemonade

Nothings says summer more than a nice cold glass of lemonade!

Our lemon tree was bending over from all the lemons so we harvest a lot to lessen to help the poor tree and at the same time we found uber sweet strawberries at the farmers market so it’s the perfect time to make some lemonade. I used agave nectar for sweetener. Agave nectar in much better alternative for sugar since it does not mess with your blood sugar, it contains some minerals and vitamins if raw and is a good glycemic index food. Glycemic index or GI describes the difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels. I don’t even have white sugar at home anymore I just use agave for cooking baking and etc. Agave dissolves very easily so this lemonade does not have to cook and therefore keeping more of of the vitamins and enzymes.

Strawberry & Basil Lemonade
Strawberry lemonade, 1 pitcher
4 cups water
1/2  cup agave nectar
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 basil leafs, diced
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
Basil leaf and sliced strawberries for decoration
Place the water and agave nectar in large pot and let agave completely dissolve. Add lemon juice and basil leafs, blend. Place strawberries in food processor or blender and  blend until pureed. Add to lemonade and  blend well. Decorate with basil and strawberries. Serve cold. 

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)


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    July 9, 2009

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    July 9, 2009

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