Fresh Strawberry Lemonade – Super Healthy Kids

Fresh squeezed lemons and sweet ripe strawberries combined makes this homemade Fresh Strawberry Lemonade a next level summer drink! Say goodbye to the powdered stuff after you try this recipe.

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

My kids love to make lemonade when the weather gets warm. I know that the powdered stuff is convenient and easy, but it does not compare to making your own with fresh ingredients. Making Homemade Strawberry Lemonade is not only fresh and absolutely delish, but it really isn’t hard at all! Fresh squeezed tart lemon juice and sweet ripe strawberries combined is a flavor combo you just can’t resist!

Homemade strawberry lemonade with fresh strawberry, lemon, ice and mint in bottles in a wooden tray with lemons and mint in the background

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Lemonade at Home

  1. Squeeze

    Start with squeezing your lemons.  To get the most juice out of each lemon, you can pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and then roll them on the counter to release the juices.

  2. Blend

    Rinse and hull your strawberries. Place them in a blender with lemon juice, sugar, water, and 1/4 cup ice. Blend until smooth.

  3. Pour

    Pour into glasses adding extra ice to each glass. Garnish with sliced strawberries and a lemon slice to be a bit more fancy. Enjoy!

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Ingredients to Make Strawberry Lemonade

  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are the key to this delicious lemonade. When they are in season they are less expensive, and full of flavor!
  • Lemons: you will need about 6 medium lemons or 4 large lemons to have enough juice
  • Water/Ice: enough ice for blending and then to add to each cup.
  • Sweetener: I like good old cane sugar for this recipe, but feel free to use the sweetener you prefer.
  • Fresh Mint: Totally optional, but makes a pretty garnish and adds a unique flavor

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Tips for Making Strawberry Lemonade

Use a straw to quickly hull strawberries.

If you push a straw through the strawberry from the bottom up, you can hull it and pop the stem off all in one without wasting a ton of the strawberry.

Put lemons in microwave for maximum juice.

Pop your lemons in the microwave for about 15 seconds, then roll on your counter with your palm. This releases the juices and lets you get the most out of each lemon.

Use plenty of ice

If you like a more slushy lemonade, add more ice when you are blending. If not, add more ice to individual glasses to make it refreshingly frosty and super cold.

Swap limes for lemons to make limeade

If you like the flavor of limes, use 2 limes for each lemon and make limeade!

Homemade strawberry lemonade with fresh strawberry, lemon, ice and mint in glass bottle, vertical

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Homemade strawberry lemonade with fresh strawberry, lemon, ice and mint in glass bottle, vertical

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries rinsed and hulled
  • 6 medium lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar more or less depending on how sweet you like it
  • 6 cups cold water
  • ice
  • Start with squeezing your lemons.  To get the most juice out of each lemon, you can pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and then roll them on the counter to release the juices.

  • Rinse and hull your strawberries. Place them in a blender with lemon juice, sugar, water, and 1/4 cup ice. Blend until smooth.

  • Pour into glasses adding extra ice to each glass. Garnish with sliced strawberries and a lemon slice to be a bit more fancy. Enjoy!

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

Natalie Monson

I’m a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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