Basil Lemonade

Basil Lemonade

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From: EatingWell.com, July 2018

Basil and lemon pair beautifully in this refreshing summer sipper, sweetened with a touch of honey. Make ahead and allow the mixture to infuse for 30 minutes to 1 hour before straining for a stronger basil flavor.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1¼ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 8 lemons), plus lemon slices for garnish
  • ½ cup honey or agave syrup
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes

Preparation

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  1. Place lemon juice, honey (or agave) and basil in a blender and blend until very smooth. Pass through a strainer into a pitcher or large jar. Add water and chill until ready to serve.
  2. Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices and basil leaves.
  • To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 98 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 24 g sugars; 23 g added sugars; 376 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 5 mg sodium; 89 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ other carbohydrate

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