Stevia Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade

05.29.2017

All the deliciousness of the classic strawberry lemonade without the guilt from all the added sugar! This Strawberry Lemonade is sweetened with stevia so you save a lot of calories and the only sugars you get are natural ones from the fruit. This lemonade was actually inspired by a drink I’ve been getting at a restaurant for years and I finally decided I should start making it at home. When served ice cold it is one of the most refreshing drinks ever and I love that it is brimming with so much fresh and fruity flavor! It has the perfect blend of tart and sweet and it will likely become a go-to use for all the strawberries that are in season. This recipe makes a large pitcher full but it can easily be halved or on the other hand if you need enough for a crowd you can easily double it as well. It’s a simple, easy recipe but with a flavor this good no one would know it.

Strawberry Lemonade
Strawberry Lemonade

For this recipe I used Wholesome Organic Stevia®. I’ve loved every Wholesome sweetener I’ve tried and the Wholesome Stevia is no exception to that! It can be used in drinks, smoothies, oatmeal or other whole grain hot or cold cereal, it is also a great way to sweeten plain Greek yogurt. I love that it’s perfectly sweet with no weird bitter aftertaste. It has zero calories and no glycemic impact – which is also great if you are counting calories or controlling blood sugar spikes. And not all stevia products are created equal. Wholesome Organic Stevia is Organic, Non GMO, Vegan and Kosher. I love that it’s a product I feel great about eating and serving to my family! My kids love soda but I don’t buy it too often, but with this product it’s a great way to make a sweet drink for them like this lemonade that I feel good about them drinking. So cheers to an to a guilt-free lemonade we can feel good about drinking and serving to our families! Save this recipe because you’ll definitely want it on those hot summer days near to come.

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Strawberry Lemonade

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Stevia Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade

Yield: About 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chilled strawberries , hulled
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 - 3 Tbsp Wholesome Organic Stevia , to taste*
  • Plenty of ice

Instructions

  1. Add strawberries to a food processor and pulse until smooth, while stopping and scraping down sides occasionally, about 1 - 2 minutes. In a large pitcher stir together strawberry puree, water, lemon juice and stevia. Add ice or pour over individual glasses with ice. Garnish with lemon wedges and sliced strawberries.
  2. *If using packets, this is about 30 - 36 packets of the Wholesome Stevia.
  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wholesome Stevia. The opinions and text are all mine.

14 comments

  • HayleyDawnBlogs: This looks perfect for summer! I’ve never had stevia before, is 3 tbsp enough to sweeten a whole pitcher? Looks great anyways! May 30, 2017 at 7:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it is. It’s about 8 times sweeter than sugar so a little goes a long ways. May 31, 2017 at 9:59pm Reply

  • Paige: This looks so refreshing! I wish I was sipping on some right now!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com May 30, 2017 at 11:10am Reply

  • sue s: is stevia a chemical? are their any issues with stevia? May 30, 2017 at 2:47pm Reply

  • N: Please tell me where to get the same pitcher?
    I love the style!
    Nancy
    Joyousgreens@yahoo.com May 31, 2017 at 1:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m pretty sure I got this one at Home Goods. May 31, 2017 at 9:56pm Reply

  • Sara @ The Ravenous Housewife: Wow, so pretty!! lemonade is my favorite summer drink May 31, 2017 at 1:53pm Reply

  • melissa: I love your recipes, and this one looks delish! Sadly, I have a severe reaction to Stevia. My blood sugar and blood pressure drops and I am laid out on the couch for the rest of the day. I have to be so careful as Stevia is creeping into many products. I like to share this info as apparently my reaction is not unique. June 2, 2017 at 7:30am Reply

  • Juliana Ramsey: This looks amazing Jaclyn! I love that it uses stevia! My parents are trying to not use Granulated sugar as much anymore inn the house and switching to all Organic. So much better for you! I agree with the drinking soda, it just isn’t good for you. Just add sparkling water to this and you’ve got a soda! Hope to try this soon! Great job on the pictures as always 😁 June 7, 2017 at 12:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re the best! Thanks Juliana! June 13, 2017 at 12:10pm Reply

  • Judy Torres: Wholesome Organic Stevia good for people who have diabetic June 8, 2017 at 12:07am Reply

  • Liz: Hi,

    I made this today and it turned out so beyond amazing. I used honey to sweeten mine instead of Stevia and added a dash of vanilla. It was so very good and my family (husband, mom, sister & nephew) loved it!!!

    Have you made it with raspberry yet? I may try that next time.

    Keep sharing these awesome recipes.

    Thanks!! June 23, 2017 at 8:24pm Reply

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