This healthy strawberry lemonade recipe is the perfect drink for summer. Sweetened with honey and made with sparkling water, it is nutritious and refreshing!
Watch me make this recipe with my friend, Lauren Fast:
Who doesn’t love a refreshing drink for those hot summer days?
I have been a little obsessed with lemon lime seltzer water for almost a year now. It has no sweetener, but is somehow still so satisfying. I just love taking a cold can from the refrigerator and enjoying the refreshing taste of the lemon and carbonation.
The funny thing is I have never been a soda drinker, so it wasn’t like I took up the habit to break a pop addiction.
In keeping with my newfound love for bubbles, I thought it would be fun to make a lightly sweetened homemade lemonade with sparkling water, instead of still water.
I added in strawberries to make it a little more fun and summery.
1/2 cup hot water, to dissolve the honey
1/4 cup honey
4 cups chilled sparkling water
1 pint strawberries, sliced
3 large lemons, juiced
Dissolve 1/4 cup of honey into 1/2 cup of water.
Add the honey and water mixture to a half gallon jar or pitcher.
Squeeze the juice from three large lemons into the jar.
Add the sliced strawberries.
Pour in the four cups of chilled sparkling water.
Serve chilled over ice.
Substitute sparkling champagne for the sparkling water and honey to make a refreshing summer adult beverage.
Make blended strawberry lemonade by substituting the sparkling water for still water, and blending the mixture with four cups of ice.
Most of the kids in my area went back to school this week, but we are holding on to the last days of summer. It is still hot outside, so we will be enjoying this refreshing summer drink and playing in the hose. The beauty of homeschooling!
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 cups chilled sparkling water
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
- 3 large lemons, juiced
- Dissolve 1/4 cup of honey into 1/2 cup of water.
- Add the honey and water mixture to a half gallon jar or pitcher.
- Squeeze the juice from three large lemons into the jar.
- Add the sliced strawberries.
- Pour in the four cups of chilled sparkling water.