Poolside Pink Lemonade
Prep: 10 minutes
Craving a cool, summery beverage for sipping poolside or on the porch?
Look no further than this refreshing recipe for pink lemonade, courtesy of the American Institute for Cancer Research. It takes only a moment or two longer to make than the instant powdered stuff, but is much tastier—and healthier, too.
This lemonade gets its extra-energizing zing from fresh ginger, a perfect balance to the tart flavor of citrus. Ginger's health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory properties, make it a worthy addition to your summertime staples.
And while many store-bought pink lemonades are loaded with sugar and artificial colors, this one gets most of its sweetness—plus its oh-so-pretty, picture-worthy* pink shade—from real berries. A drizzle of agave nectar provides the rest of the sweet factor. (If agave isn't your favorite natural sweetener, you can swap it for honey or even maple syrup.)
*Be sure to tag us @CarilionClinic when you post it on Instagram!
2 1/2 cups water
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
2 tablespoons agave nectar
3/4 cup sliced raspberries or strawberries (fresh or frozen)
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 medium lemons)
- Place water, ginger, agave nectar, berries and lemon juice in a blender.
- Process for a few seconds until smooth.
- Transfer to a pitcher and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
- Pour over ice and enjoy!