There’s nothing quite like sipping homemade lemonade on a hot summer day. It’s tart, refreshing, and nostalgic, but it often contains a lot of sugar or excess calories. If you’re trying to make healthier decisions, your beverage game needs to change because too many drinks contain unhealthy ingredients. Fortunately, this recipe of frozen lemonade is much healthier for you because it only contains fresh ingredients. There are no artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup!
One of the best things you can do for your health is to vary your fruit and vegetable intake. The more colors you can eat, the better! That means that you are eating the rainbow, which delivers more antioxidants that help fight free radicals and inflammatory markers in the body. In the case of this recipe, you will utilize green grapes and lemons. Although green grapes exhibit a mildly tart flavor profile, they do offer a pleasant sweetness that balances the sour nature of lemons.
To make your frozen lemonade better than you could ever imagine, you should use Meyer lemons, which are sweeter and more flavorful than your average lemons. In fact, Meyer lemons are the best lemons for making lemonade. If you are lucky enough to grow them, use them. Otherwise, they typically show up in early fall and stay in stores until the beginning of winter. Meyer lemons are just sweeter, and you could even eat them like you would an orange. Use them, if you can, for this recipe and thank us later.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 2 lemons, peeled and seeded
- 1 c green grapes
- 3 c ice cubes
- 1/4 c filtered water
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender in the order that they are listed.
- Blend until smooth and then pour into two cups. Enjoy with a fresh lemon or lime wedge.