Pink lemonade is a huge hit in this house when it’s hot and sunny outside. I have two toddler girls in the house, so anything pink is a hit. Thursday we had a bunch of strawberries that were on their last leg, so I wanted to use them fast. Smoothies are always a great way to use up fruit before it goes bad! Into the blender went the strawberries along with a lemon and before I knew it we had strawberry lemonade or “pink lemonade”, as it’s know in this house. The first batch I made I left pink but the next round had a big handful of spinach added. I made this smoothie again Friday, and I have a feeling I’ll be making it again this weekend. You have to give it a try! Just a few ingredients, and one minute in the blender! DELISH!
Strawberry Nutritional Info (1 cup sliced) :
- 50 calories
- 3 grams of fiber
- 7 grams of sugar
- 150% vitamin C
Lemon Nutritional Info (one lemon peel removed)
- 15 calories
- 2 grams of fiber
- 2 grams of sugar
- 40% vitamin C
Talk about a low calorie, low in sugar smoothie, that is high in vitamin C and antioxidants! Another bonus, this is free from artificial ingredients, red 40 in particular, like most pink lemonades at the store. Enjoy this smoothie anytime and make an extra batch to freeze into popsicles too!
Happy Smoothie Saturday!
|Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie|
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 lemon, peel removed
- 2 cups of strawberries, about 10 large strawberries.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 stevia in the raw packet or 1 tbsp of sweetener of choice
- 1 cup spinach (optional)
- Place all the ingredients into the blender.
- Start on a low speed, slowly increasing to high.
- Blend on high until smooth, about one minute.
Peel bananas before freezing.