When life gives you lemons, you have to make this blended lemonade with coconut sugar and fresh lemons. This easy lemonade recipe tastes zesty and extra lemony. The peel of one lemon is blended with the pulp and lemon juice, resulting in a flavorful and extra lemony homemade lemonade.
Using real lemons and cold water is the key to making the best-tasting and refreshing lemonade for the ultimate summer drink to sip on during hot days. You can also heat this coconut sugar lemonade and serve it warm in winter.
Enjoy this vitamin c rich coconut sugar lemonade on a hot summer day for a refreshing drink made with simple ingredients. The healthy homemade lemonade is sweetened with coconut sugar instead of regular sugar. I haven’t bought or had regular white sugar in my house for years, but I use other natural sweeteners, including maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, and erythritol.
This easy lemonade recipe is sweetened with coconut sugar, an excellent alternative to white table sugar, and can easily be substituted for white sugar in many recipes. For a diabetic-friendly option, you could also use erythritol, which is one of the best sugar substitutes for diabetics and a much better option than using any artificial sweeteners.
I have also made this healthy lemonade with honey and maple syrup instead of coconut sugar, which tastes just as good. This lemonade is less sweet than classic lemonade as I avoid excessive amounts of sugar; thus, I only used 1/3 cup of coconut sugar. If you prefer a sweeter lemonade, you can add more coconut sugar.
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Ingredients for the coconut sugar lemonade
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 3 lemons
- 4 cups water
How to make blended lemonade with coconut sugar
It is super easy to make homemade blended lemonade, although you will require a good quality high-speed blender, such as the Vitamix blender. A regular blender may also work, but you may need to blend for longer or cut the lemon into smaller chunks.
This easy blended lemonade recipe only takes 5 minutes and is made with only three ingredients. You will need three lemons, two peeled, and one thoroughly washed with the peel left intact. Sweeten the lemonade with 1/3 cup coconut sugar, then add 4 cups of water.
Start by washing one lemon and peeling the lemons: A total of 3 lemons, one whole lemon with the peel, and two peeled lemons. Cut each lemon into quarters.
Place two cups of water with the quartered lemons and coconut sugar in the blender. Pulse until the lemon is finely chopped. Add the remaining water and blend on high for 30 seconds.
Strain the blended lemonade through a nut milk bag into a jug or glass jar to filter out the pulp and peel for an ultra-smooth and tasty homemade lemonade.
Tips and substitutions
Blending one lemon with the peel adds the best fresh lemon flavor and provides extra nutrients found in the lemon rind. For a serious lemonade kick, add more fresh lemon juice or blend the peel of all three lemons, although it can taste slightly more bitter when the peel is used. For this reason, I like to mix only one lemon with the peel for the perfect lemon taste.
After blending, stir the lemonade with some fresh mint leaves to add to the glass pitcher.
You can also spice up this blended lemonade with fresh ginger root, which has remarkable immune-supportive properties.
Serve this blended lemonade chilled with a couple of ice cubes and lemon slices for a healthy drink to enjoy with friends and family on a hot summer’s day.
Store the coconut sugar lemonade in a large pitcher in the fridge or a glass jar with a lid to keep the lemonade fresh and cold!
Health benefits of a homemade lemonade with fresh lemons
This alkalizing and immune-boosting fresh lemonade is perfect for sipping on at the first sign of a sore throat. Fresh lemon and honey is the best natural remedy for a sore throat. Whenever I feel the start of a sore throat, I immediately buy a bunch of fresh lemons to have straight with honey in hot water and as this fresh lemonade.
If you have a sore throat or want to fight one off, I suggest using raw honey instead of coconut sugar.
Lemons are one of the best alkalizing and liver cleansing fruits that are exceptionally high in vitamin C to support the immune system.
I like to combine this fresh lemonade with orange juice and a greens powder to alkalize and energize my body. Lately, I have had ¼ cup of homemade lemonade with ¼ cup of orange juice and a teaspoon of greens powder every morning upon rising.
As a result, I have been feeling great with more energy. I am a first-time mom with a newborn; extra energy and nutrition is a lifesaver to combat the busy days and disrupted sleep.
This easy, healthy, immune-boosting blended lemonade is bursting with flavor. It is refreshing, alkalizing, and so damn tasty. As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, you must turn them into lemonade.
So, get some fresh lemons to make this blended lemonade with coconut sugar.
Blended Lemonade with Coconut Sugar – Easy & Healthy
- High speed blender
- 4 cups water
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 3 lemons (2 peeled, 1 with peel)
- Peel the skin off two lemons and leave the peel on one lemon. Cut the lemons into quarters and place in the blender with 2 cups water and coconut sugar.
- Pulse all the ingredients until lemon is chopped. Add the remaining water and blend on high for 30 seconds.
- Strain the lemonade through a nut milk bag to remove the excess pulp. Store in a glass jug or jar.