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Fresh Blueberry Lemonade – Vegan Richa

Fresh Blueberry Lemonade – Vegan Richa

This easy homemade Fresh Blueberry Lemonade is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day! It’s bursting with flavor from sweet blueberries,  refreshing mint and tart lemon. Lightly sweetened, it makes for a very special summer drink that is so much better than storebought lemonade.

two glasses with homemade fresh blueberry lemonade with a jar of lemonade in the background

When life gives you lemons and blueberries, make Blueberry Lemonade. Blueberry is definitely an unconventional lemonade flavor but trust me, it’s divine. Wonderfully fruity and sweet from the plump fresh and juicy blueberries with just enough of a zesty kick from the lemons and a lovely freshness from the mint.

And doesn’t it just look so pretty,  served with fresh lemon slices and mint leaves?

a glass of blueberry lemonade with a mint leaf

Making this blueberry lemonade could not be any easier. You need water, lemons, blueberries, sugar and mint. That’s it. Add less or more blueberries to preference and less or more mint.

This is really the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Of course, you can get creative, play around with the recipe and try different berry and herb combinations. I will add some ideas in the tips section.

a glass jar of homemade fresh blueberry lemonade with ice cubes and mint leaves

More refreshing drinks:

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Blueberry Lemonade

This easy homemade Fresh Blueberry Lemonade is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day! It’s bursting with flavor from sweet blueberries,  refreshing mint and tart lemon. Lightly sweetened, it makes for a very special summer drink that is so much better than storebought lemonade.

Prep Time5 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Drink

Cuisine: American

Keyword: blueberry lemonade

Servings: 6

Calories: 32kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (74 g) Or more fresh blueberries
  • 1 whole lemon thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 5 leaves of mint
  • 2 cups ice
  • 3 cups (709.76 ml) of water or you can use carbonated water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • To a mason jar or bowl, add the blueberries, 2-3 slices of lemon, sugar and 2 leaves of mint and mash it or muddle until most of the berries are mashed

  • If you used a bowl to muddle, transfer the muddled berries to a mason jar or a small jar. Add the ice, lemon juice and remaining mint to the jar. Close the lid, Mix and shake until sugar dissolves. Transfer this blueberry mixture to the serving jug. Add water or seltzer water and lemon slices.

  • Let the berry mix set a little bit, then taste and adjust flavor by adding more sugar if needed. I also usually like to add a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness. Chill and serve.

  • Store; refrigerate until ready to serve. Store refrigerated for upto 2 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Blueberry Lemonade

Amount Per Serving

Calories 32
Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Fat 0.1g0%

Sodium 4mg0%

Potassium 20mg1%

Carbohydrates 8g3%

Fiber 0.3g1%

Sugar 7g8%

Protein 0.1g0%

Vitamin A 7IU0%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 4mg0%

Iron 0.04mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • fresh blueberries – you could also use thawed frozen blueberries
  • no lemonade without freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced – try and use an organic lemon
  • I sweeten my lemonade with 3 to 4 tablespoons of sugar. You could of course add more or less or use your favorite alternative sweetener
  • fresh mint for a refreshing kick. The recipe works without mint but I really like this addition
  • ice cubes – for an extra pretty presentation, you could pop a small mint leaf into each ice cub before freezing
  • water –   regular filtered water or use carbonated water
  • a pinch of salt is added to bring out the sweetness

Tips:

  • I like blueberries and mint but blueberries go so well with all kinds of herbs! Think blueberry and thyme, basil or rosemary.
  • To make this an adult beverage or summery cocktail, you could of course add a shot of white rum or vodka
  • Use other berries like blackberries or raspberries for variation.

ingredients needed for making fresh blueberry lemonade

How to make Fresh Blueberry Lemonade:

fresh blueberries and lemon slices in a small glass bowl

To a bowl, add the blueberries, 2-3 slices of lemon, sugar, and 2 leaves of mint and muddle everything.

ice cubes, lemon juice and mint leaves in a mason jar

Alternatively, you can use a mason jar and muddle the berries, then add ice and lemon juice and mix or shake until the sugar is well combined, then transfer it to your serving jar or jug.

muddled blueberries being added to a mason jar with ice cubes and lemon juice to make lemonade

Add the blueberry mix to the serving jug. Add  the remaining mint leaves and lemon slices to the serving jug. Add water (or seltzer water).

Mix really well.

fresh blueberry lemonade served in a mason jar with the lid on

Let the berry mix set a little bit, then taste and adjust the flavor by adding more sugar if needed. I also usually like to add a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness. Chill and serve immediately.

Store; refrigerate until ready to serve. Store refrigerated for upto 2 days.

a glass of homemade blueberry lemonade served with a mint leaf

 

 

 

Fresh Blueberry Lemonade

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Fresh Blueberry Lemonade – Vegan Richa

Fresh Blueberry Lemonade – Vegan Richa

This easy homemade Fresh Blueberry Lemonade is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day! It’s bursting with flavor from sweet blueberries,  refreshing mint and tart lemon. Lightly sweetened, it makes for a very special summer drink that is so much better than storebought lemonade.

two glasses with homemade fresh blueberry lemonade with a jar of lemonade in the background

When life gives you lemons and blueberries, make Blueberry Lemonade. Blueberry is definitely an unconventional lemonade flavor but trust me, it’s divine. Wonderfully fruity and sweet from the plump fresh and juicy blueberries with just enough of a zesty kick from the lemons and a lovely freshness from the mint.

And doesn’t it just look so pretty,  served with fresh lemon slices and mint leaves?

a glass of blueberry lemonade with a mint leaf

Making this blueberry lemonade could not be any easier. You need water, lemons, blueberries, sugar and mint. That’s it. Add less or more blueberries to preference and less or more mint.

This is really the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Of course, you can get creative, play around with the recipe and try different berry and herb combinations. I will add some ideas in the tips section.

a glass jar of homemade fresh blueberry lemonade with ice cubes and mint leaves

More refreshing drinks:

Print Recipe

Blueberry Lemonade

This easy homemade Fresh Blueberry Lemonade is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day! It’s bursting with flavor from sweet blueberries,  refreshing mint and tart lemon. Lightly sweetened, it makes for a very special summer drink that is so much better than storebought lemonade.

Prep Time5 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Drink

Cuisine: American

Keyword: blueberry lemonade

Servings: 6

Calories: 32kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (74 g) Or more fresh blueberries
  • 1 whole lemon thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 5 leaves of mint
  • 2 cups ice
  • 3 cups (709.76 ml) of water or you can use carbonated water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • To a mason jar or bowl, add the blueberries, 2-3 slices of lemon, sugar and 2 leaves of mint and mash it or muddle until most of the berries are mashed

  • If you used a bowl to muddle, transfer the muddled berries to a mason jar or a small jar. Add the ice, lemon juice and remaining mint to the jar. Close the lid, Mix and shake until sugar dissolves. Transfer this blueberry mixture to the serving jug. Add water or seltzer water and lemon slices.

  • Let the berry mix set a little bit, then taste and adjust flavor by adding more sugar if needed. I also usually like to add a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness. Chill and serve.

  • Store; refrigerate until ready to serve. Store refrigerated for upto 2 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Blueberry Lemonade

Amount Per Serving

Calories 32
Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Fat 0.1g0%

Sodium 4mg0%

Potassium 20mg1%

Carbohydrates 8g3%

Fiber 0.3g1%

Sugar 7g8%

Protein 0.1g0%

Vitamin A 7IU0%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 4mg0%

Iron 0.04mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • fresh blueberries – you could also use thawed frozen blueberries
  • no lemonade without freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced – try and use an organic lemon
  • I sweeten my lemonade with 3 to 4 tablespoons of sugar. You could of course add more or less or use your favorite alternative sweetener
  • fresh mint for a refreshing kick. The recipe works without mint but I really like this addition
  • ice cubes – for an extra pretty presentation, you could pop a small mint leaf into each ice cub before freezing
  • water –   regular filtered water or use carbonated water
  • a pinch of salt is added to bring out the sweetness

Tips:

  • I like blueberries and mint but blueberries go so well with all kinds of herbs! Think blueberry and thyme, basil or rosemary.
  • To make this an adult beverage or summery cocktail, you could of course add a shot of white rum or vodka
  • Use other berries like blackberries or raspberries for variation.

ingredients needed for making fresh blueberry lemonade

How to make Fresh Blueberry Lemonade:

fresh blueberries and lemon slices in a small glass bowl

To a bowl, add the blueberries, 2-3 slices of lemon, sugar, and 2 leaves of mint and muddle everything.

ice cubes, lemon juice and mint leaves in a mason jar

Alternatively, you can use a mason jar and muddle the berries, then add ice and lemon juice and mix or shake until the sugar is well combined, then transfer it to your serving jar or jug.

muddled blueberries being added to a mason jar with ice cubes and lemon juice to make lemonade

Add the blueberry mix to the serving jug. Add  the remaining mint leaves and lemon slices to the serving jug. Add water (or seltzer water).

Mix really well.

fresh blueberry lemonade served in a mason jar with the lid on

Let the berry mix set a little bit, then taste and adjust the flavor by adding more sugar if needed. I also usually like to add a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness. Chill and serve immediately.

Store; refrigerate until ready to serve. Store refrigerated for upto 2 days.

a glass of homemade blueberry lemonade served with a mint leaf

 

 

 

Fresh Blueberry Lemonade