If it just isn’t summertime without a big pitcher of lemonade on the table, try this Paleo version for a sweet, fruity drink that doesn’t come out of a neon packet mix. You don’t need to fruit flavors out of a little plastic tube of powder when you could get them from the actual fruit!
This is a great option for people trying to get away from drinking soda all the time – cutting out the sugar water should be close to #1 on the list of ways to improve your diet, and sometimes, having a healthier flavored option makes the transition easier. You can add honey to this recipe to taste, or leave it out if you like it less sweet (yet another advantage of homemade over powder mixes: you can make it taste exactly how you want it).
If you don’t want to wait for your lemonade when you get thirsty, just make a big batch and store it in the fridge – it’ll keep until you’re ready for a glass. This would also be perfect with a cookout meal like burgers or grilled fish: grab a glass and enjoy the summer flavors.
Peach And Raspberry Lemonade Recipe
Servings : 4
Preparation time : 15 min.
Cooking time: 5 min.
- 3 peaches, sliced
- 6 oz. raspberries
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 6 cups cold water
- 3 tbsp. raw honey (optional)
- Combine 1 cup of the water with the raspberries, peaches, and honey in a saucepan placed over a medium heat.
- Let everything simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
- Pour the peach and raspberry mixture into a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Strain the liquid through a fine mesh to remove the raspberry seeds
- Pour the mixture into a pitcher. Whisk in the lemon juice and the remaining 5 cups of water.
- Refrigerate and serve chilled with ice.