This pink lemonade recipe will show you how to make the best antioxidant-rich lemonade with nothing but 100% all-natural whole food ingredients.
How to Make Homemade Pink Lemonade
- Blend the raspberries. Add either fresh or thawed raspberries into a high speed blender with the filtered water and blend until smooth.
- Extract the lemon juice from the lemons.
- Strain. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the mixture into a jug or container.
- Finish it off. Add the honey and lemon juice and mix to combine.
- Serve. Serve over ice.
2 Reasons Why Pink Lemonade is Good for Vibrant Health
This pink lemonade doesn’t just taste great, it really does provide some great benefits for vibrant health. Here are two of them that I think a lot of people can relate to:
- Source of dietary fiber. Raspberries are rich in dietary fiber, which helps to maintain bowel health, increase satiety, and helps reduce your risk of developing heart disease. (1) I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that we could all use a little more fiber in our diets.
- Protects against disease. Along with fiber, raspberries also happen to be one of nature’s most antioxidant-rich foods. Numerous studies have found that the phenolic antioxidants found in different types of berries help to protect against diseases like cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. (2)
Can I Use Strawberries Instead of Raspberries?
If you prefer strawberries over raspberries, you can absolutely use them to make this pink lemonade recipe as well.
Both strawberries and raspberries are absolutely packed full of disease fighting antioxidants.
Aside from that, one of the main differences between the two berries is that raspberries have more dietary fiber while strawberries are richer in vitamin C. So the good news is that no matter which option you go with, you’re still making a homemade lemonade drink for vibrant health!
Should I Use Organic Fruit for My Drinks?
There’s no denying that including organic fruits in your diet is ideal, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with non-organic fruit. Far from it!
Non-organic fruits are still incredibly nutrient-dense and along with meat, quality fat sources, and of course vegetables, they’re essential for optimal health.
With that being said, if you do have access to organic food, they do tend to be a bit more nutrient-dense, which makes them an ideal choice. Organic food also tends to be treated with less harmful pesticides, which is a plus.
Of course, that usually comes with a higher price tag in exchange for their higher nutrient content, so that’s something else you may want to keep in mind.
Antioxidant-Rich Pink Lemonade Recipe for Vibrant Health
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1/3 cup honey or to taste
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1 pound fresh or thawed raspberries
- 4 cups cold filtered water
- Place the raspberries and water in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
- Add the honey and lemon juice and mix to combine.
- Serve over ice.