Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade

Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade via StrictlyDeliciousEver since I discovered blender lemonade earlier this summer, I have been completely hooked. It’s so crazy easy to make lemonade this way, and it’s some of the best lemonade I’ve ever had! It’s so flavorful and frothy and just all around wonderful.

And because it’s made with whole fruit in a blender (as opposed to juiced fruit) I am left with a lovely little bit of fruit puree in my lemonade. I love it! It’s like summer days in drinkable form. (If you’re not so much a fan of the fruit pulp, strain the lemonade a second time using cheesecloth.)

Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade via StrictlyDelicious

Today I bring you the second variation I tried on blender lemonade, and it is my favorite! Well, … it’s my favorite until I try the Vanilla Ginger Lemonade again…

This Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade combines plump, sweet blueberries with fresh, sweet basil and bright lemons for a perfectly refreshing, easy-to-make lemonade that’s ready in ten minutes!

Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade via StrictlyDelicious

You can’t tell me blueberries aren’t the ultimate summer sweet snack. Perfectly pop-able, sweet and sometimes tart, rich blue color, and oh-so-healthy, blueberries are what I want to be snacking on all season long.

But when you blend them with tart lemons and sweet basil you make a summer drink that’s refreshing, lip-smackin’ good, and naturally sweet. And my favorite part: this lemonade is such a glorious purple color! ‘Cause we both know food with bright pretty colors tastes better… Doesn’t it make sense that I’m completely in love??

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Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 7 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 8 lemons
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 3/4 cups of sugar or honey
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 healthy stalk of basil, or about 12 leaves

Instructions

  1. Peel the lemons.
  2. Add the peeled lemons, water, sugar, blueberries, and basil to a blender jar. Blend on high speed until everything has been juiced and pulverized fully, about 5 minutes.
  3. Slowly pour the contents of the blender through a mesh strainer. Be sure to press the pulp with a spoon to release all of the liquid. (For a drink with almost no pulp, strain the lemonade again through cheesecloth.)
  4. Pour the strained lemonade over ice and enjoy!
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Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade via StrictlyDelicious

Comments

  1. Jeanne says

    Lina, I think this is where your Vanilla Ginger recipe ended up, cuz the Blueberry Basil Lemonade recipe isn’t here. 😉

    • says

      Goodness gracious! Well that is super strange… But I really do thank you for pointing it out 🙂 This one has been fixed too, and I’ve refreshed the pages over and over to make sure they’re not trying any more funny business on me 😉 You’re a blog-saver!

      • Jeanne says

        Well, thank you! I’m glad you were able to get it worked out. I absolutely LOVE your blog! I might even be one of your biggest fans now. 🙂 I cannot wait to make BOTH of these recipes! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Have a wonderful day! <3

        • says

          Well you just have me blushing all over the place! Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them, and that you have a wonderful day as well 😀

  2. Margot @ Gather and Graze says

    Another gorgeous, refreshing drink from you Lina – loving these ideas! Your photos are just beautiful too by the way! Happy Fiesta Friday to you! 🙂

  3. says

    I love the color & the combination of flavors in this lemonade & of course the fact that they are quickly made in a blender ! Thanks for sharing Lina 🙂 Gorgeous pictures too!

  4. says

    Love blueberries and lemonade, you can’t go wrong with this delicious, cool summer drink. Thanks for sharing! Love the look of your new blog. 🙂

    • says

      Thank you so much!!! It’s still a work in progress, but it’s coming along!

      And yes, aren’t blueberries and lemon a match made in heaven?

  5. says

    I just love all these berry recipes at FF this week! I definitely need to try out this recipe before the summer heat is gone, and maybe the vanilla ginger one as well. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend, and happy FF!

    • says

      Sooo many berries this week, right? And you’re right on trend! I hope you like them; please do let me know how they go!

    • says

      Thanks, Allie! That’s exactly right, thinner and more thirst quenching and totally delicious. Thanks for the love!

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