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.
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.
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?
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
Chef® Chef Chris Smith
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)!
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