It’s summer and the blueberry season is here! Hooray! It is the time where we can enjoy the wonderful blueberries. We can make a lot of exciting snacks, desserts, and refreshing blueberry lemonade drinks with these.

Homemade blueberry lemonade is genuinely made with fresh summer berries adding juicy lemons to enhance the flavors. This fresh juice is very easy to make and a tasty way to feel the ripe blueberries with the perfect mixture of sweet and tangy. Also, see Strawberry Acai Lemonade.

In this article, I have written an easy blueberry lemonade recipe that stays for a few seasons but gives all the feel of a fresh summer drink. Some people even add alcohol to make it a cocktail drink. But I have made it totally non-alcoholic and in a healthy way. Kids and adults will both love this sparkling blueberry lemonade, and it will be a great choice for backyard parties too!    

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Blueberry Nutrient Benefits 

Blueberries are a famous fruit across North America and they are commercially grown in America and Europe. These juicy fruits are low in calories, can regulate blood sugar levels, and helps heart and brain health. 

It is often known as a superfood that is an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, beneficial health compounds, and antioxidants. Blueberries are full of vitamin C, vitamin K, protein, sugar, fiber, iron, carbohydrates, sodium, manganese, calories, and fat. Blueberries have plant nutrients like anthocyanin. That gives blueberries blue colors and many other health benefits. Some of the health benefits of blueberries are, 

  • Blueberries can help your brain to maintain memory and prevent cognitive decline. In addition, a study showed that people who regularly drink blueberry juice could improve the performance of brain function and decrease the symptoms of depression. 
  • Blueberries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities that can boost immunity, wound healing, and gives anti-aging properties. 
  • Blueberries have anthocyanin that can benefit our heart’s blood flow and counter the buildup of plaque. 
  • They can also help to prevent building cholesterol in the heart and helps our body to stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • It can maintain the strength and elasticity of bones and joints. It can also improve calcium deficiency. 
  • Blueberries have collagen that supports skin and helps prevent skin damage done by pollution, sun, and smoke. In addition, it can smooth wrinkles and enhances skin structure. 
  • It can prevent the growth of cancer cells and decreases inflammation in our body.      
  • Blueberries help our body prevent constipation and maintain our body’s digestive tract to keep us full and reduce weight.  Read More.

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Extra Tips for Making Blueberry Lemonade 

Everybody loves blueberry drinks, and for blueberry lemonade, it will be an amazing idea to add some juicy and tangy flavor to the menu. This blueberry lemonade recipe is so popular that many people love to have this refreshing summer drink. Summer parties or cooling off beside your pool or garden are the perfect times to have this beverage. 

  • If you want to have a strong taste of the tangy flavor, you can add more lemon juice. If you want to drink softer, you can add more water or less lemon juice to adjust the flavors of the drink. 
  • To garnish the drink, you can first add some ice cubes and blueberries. Then, pour the drink slowly on top of it. Finally, add some lemon slices or mint leaves for decoration. It will enhance the look of the drink, and you will enjoy it more. 
  • If you don’t have any lemon, you can use lime alternatively. 
  • Try to have more organic sweeteners as they are beneficial for your health. 
  • If you refrigerate the drink, then make sure to stir them well before you serve it. 
  • If you serve the drink with ice, then serve them immediately, or else your drink will taste lighter if you keep it out with ice too long.

Best Blueberries to Make Blueberry Lemonade

 

Fresh blueberries are tasty to have, and you will enjoy the burst of juice when you eat it; it is mostly sweet, although it can be tangy. Unripe berries can taste tangy and can be much sourer like lemon. So, when you make blueberry lemonade, you should avoid unripe or raw blueberries. Because you need to add sweetener too much, that will result in certain health issues and weight gain. 

Some blueberries are very large berries known as being incredibly sweet. If you want to eat bigger and sweeter blueberries, you need to invest in some blueberry bushes. Otherwise, you can cultivate your blueberries and wait until they are perfectly ripe. 

If you have berries that are not completely ripe, you will most likely have sour berries. For making blueberry lemonade perfectly, you need to have ripe blueberries to enjoy the drink perfectly.   

Ingredients

  • Blueberries
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Agave, sugar, or your favorite sweetener
  • Some ice cubes
  • Mint leaves for garnishing

 

Fresh vs. Frozen Blueberries: If you got fresh ripe blueberries to make this healthy refreshing drink, I would recommend using that. But, if you have stored some blueberries, then you can use the frozen ones as well. 

Garnishes: If you want to garnish the blueberry lemonade drink, consider adding mint leaves or lemon slices and some blueberries. 

How to Make a Blueberry Lemonade?

  • Get some lemons and squeeze them until you get ½ cup lemon juice and reserve the juice.
  • In a high-speed blender jar, add the blueberries and water. Start processing the mixture until it is smooth enough. 
  • Strain the smooth blueberry mixture using a fine-mesh sieve or nut milk bag. Pour the strained blueberry juice mixture into a pitcher.
  • Add lemon juice and agave nectar or any of your favorite sweeteners into the blueberry juice. 
  • If you want to add sugar to the juice, then you can start with dissolving it. To do this, take a saucepan, add sugar, and 1 cup water. Next, turn the heat on and stir it until the sugar is dissolved at medium temperature. 
  • Add preferable sweeteners and mix them thoroughly until they are completely dissolved. 
  • You can put the drink in the refrigerator to cool it. Then, for serving immediately, you can put some ice cubes and pour the blueberry lemonade. 
  • You can add some mint leaves or blueberries or lemon slices to garnish it and serve!

Other Lemonade Recipes

  1. Mango Lemonade
  2. Blackberry Lemonade
  3. Raspberry Lemonade

Blueberries Recipes

  1. Banana Blueberry Pancakes
  2. Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake
  3. Banana Blueberry Smoothie
  4. Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread
  5. Pineapple Blueberry Bread

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 109 kcal / 456 kJ
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Carbs: 27.1 g

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Instructions

  1. Squeeze lemons to about ½ cup lemon juice and set aside.
  2. Wash blueberries, add to a high-speed blender with water, and process until smooth.
  3. Strain blueberry mixture into a pitcher, using a fine-mesh strainer or a nut-milk bag.
  4. Add lemon juice to the blueberry mixture and sweeten to taste.
  5. You can put the drink in the refrigerator to cool it. Then, for serving immediately, you can put some ice cubes and pour the blueberry lemonade. 
  6. You can add some mint leaves or blueberries or lemon slices to garnish it and serve!
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.