I have had a HUGE hankering for lemonade these last few months. I blame pregnancy as I have never had cravings before for this sweet and tarty drink. Of course, it can be hard to find FODMAP safe beverages out that doesn’t use hidden FODMAP triggers like agave syrup in the ingredients. There is a restaurant on the same street that we live on that first got me hooked on strawberry lemonade. It’s such a refreshing version from the classic drink and I thought instead of spending $7 (expense if you ask me!) on 1 drink, I can make an entire pitcher to last a few days.
I love the presentation of this lemonade and it really is so easy to make! I used two tools that were super handy: a lemon squeezer & an immersion blender. The immersion blender is one of the best purchases that I have made as I’ve used it time over time. I use it all the time when making soups as it’s much more convenient to use than having to transfer a soup to a large blender.Print
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 10 large lemons)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 4 cups of water
- 10 strawberries, cut in halves
- 1/3 cup fresh basil
- 1/3 cup fresh mint
- Add the lemon juice, sugar and water into a large pitcher. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the berries and fresh herbs to the pitcher. Using an immersion blender, blend for 1-2 minutes until well blended.
- Pour over ice and serve!
Feel free to garnish with leftover strawberries, lemon, fresh mint, and basil!
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