cold beverages

 

This refreshing drink is a blend of fresh strawberries, fresh lemon juice, and water. Sweetness comes from Pure Via, so enjoy it without guilt!

Servings
Makes 5 servings

Ingredients
2 cups (500 mL) hulled fresh strawberries OR frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed, drained
1 cup (250 mL) fresh lemon juice (4 to 5 lemons)
15 packets Pure Via sweetener
4 1/2 cups (1.125 L) water
Ice Cubes
Fresh whole strawberries, optional
Fresh mint, optional

Directions
    Purée 2 cups (500 mL) strawberries in a blender.
    Add lemon juice and Pure Via sweetener, blending just until combined. Pour mixture into a pitcher.
    Stir in water. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Place a few ice cubes in each of 5 tall glasses. Pour in strawberry lemonade mixture.
    Garnish each glass with a fresh whole strawberry and a sprig of mint.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
    Calories 32; Protein 1 g; Carbohydrates 10 g; Fat <1g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 10 mg


Exchanges
    Fruit – 1/2


Reduction
    Calorie Reduction: 75%
    Carbohydrate Reduction: 71%