Sparkling Lemonade with Blackberries

 

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This post is simple, it’s just a sparkling lemonade with blackberries. Nothing crazy. No excessive amounts of juicing lemons or dumping gobs of sugar into a pitcher, just a classic recipe that’s totally refreshing on these crazy hot days, and yet our kids went nuts for it. Partnering with Equal for this post on National Lemonade Day was pure genius on our part too, read on to see why.

 

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade without gobs of sugar! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Who knew that a drink would get our kids so excited? Grandma’s house always has pink or regular lemonade when they visit and the girls have totally picked up on that. At our house I’m too lazy and so I always serve up water or milk. An occasional chocolate milk pops in on the weekend with our famous buttermilk pancakes or waffle love copycat waffles, but other than that I don’tn really do much in the drink category.

 

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade without gobs of sugar! ohsweetbasil.com

 

The main reason was I figured it would be loaded with sugar and I would much rather get my sugar in cookie form than drink it. But this recipe is different, it’s just Equal, a few lemons and sparkling water. How easy peasy is that?

 

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And because we love our readers, we teamed up with Equal to give away a Lemonade Kit too! Here’s what’s included:

1) Equal® mason jar-style plastic drinking glass

2) Skinny Pop popcorn

3) Dark Blue folding hand fan

4) Joie lemon juicer

5) Tovolo King ice cube tray

6) Equal® Product:

a. 115-count box

b. Equal 4oz spoonful

7) Blackberry Sparkling Lemonade Recipe Card from The Diabetic

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8) Equal® Recipe Guide Booklet

9) Equal® iPad holder (open it up to find a stand you can use to easily prop up your tablet or favorite recipe book)!

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Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade without gobs of sugar! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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Are Meyer  Lemons Different Than Regular Lemons?

Meyer lemons are a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange.

They have a unique taste that differs from regular lemons.

Meyer lemons are moderately acidic, and don’t have the same tang as regular lemons.

 

Is Lemonade Good For You?

Lemons are actually considered a superfood, and contain plenty of health benefits and even topical uses.

Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C, which is a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells.

Vitamin C may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and lower blood pressure.

 

Are Blackberries Good For You?

Blackberries are high in beneficial vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

They are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

 

Sparkling Lemonade with Blackberries

 

Sparkling Lemonade with Blackberries

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups sparkling water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful or 6 packets Equal® sweetener
  • 12 fresh blackberries
  • Frozen Ice, as needed
  • Fresh mint sprigs and lemon slices, optional

Directions:

  1. Stir sparkling water, lemon juice and Equal until combined.
  2. Placee 6 blackberries and ice cubes in each of 2 tall glasses.
  3. Divide mixture between the glasses and serve.
  4. Garnish each glass with mint and fresh lemon slices, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 glasses, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 13 Calories
  • Total Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.3g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Protein: 0.2g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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9 comments on “Sparkling Lemonade with Blackberries”

  1. Your photos make me wish I had this recipe earlier today. We hosted new neighbors on our front porch and it would have been perfect…next time!

  2. So perfect for these hot days we’re having.

  3. I love sparkling lemonades! What a fantastic recipe too. I’m like you, mostly water and milk served here. My kids will be ecstatic about this lemonade!

  4. This is so pretty! I love the fresh berries especially. They are abundant here, I’ll have to make this asap!

  5. love how refreshing this looks! Our favorite way to enjoy lemonade would be on our patio grilling abd watching our son in his kiddy pool!

  6. I love using sweetener in my lemonade – who wants to drink all those calories from sugar??? Love the blackberry idea!

  7. What a beautiful and refreshing beverage! I might need to make this for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party!