Blueberry + Basil

I really enjoy blueberry season at its peak. Whether you get to pick your own fresh blueberries right from the bushes, or purchase them by the boxful, the colorful little fruits are easy to incorporate into a lot of different recipes, especially desserts. This recipe offers a very healthy option in beverage form. This lemonade rich in antioxidants contains no added sweeteners and incorporates a savory sweet element that is one of my favorite combinations -vitamin-rich lemons and fresh basil. #recipeforasummerweekend

Blueberry

Blueberry Basil Lemonade, The long stretch of warm Summer days are here. And there is no quicker way to cool down than with a refreshing, ice-cold drink. Homemade lemonade is given a delicious twist with the addition of sweet blueberries and fragrant basil. A simple recipe that focuses on fresh Summer garden ingredients. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup fresh blueberries wild, organic if possible
  • 4 sprigs fresh basil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 cups chilled water
  • 1 cup ice optional

Directions

  1. Place the blueberries and the basil in a blender and blend on high until uniformly combined, about 30 to 60 seconds. Add the lemon juice and stir to mix.
  2. Pour water into a pitcher and add ice, if using. Add the berry mixture to the pitcher and stir to combine. Garnish each glass with blueberries, lemon & basil.
  3. Best enjoyed when fresh, but this lemonade can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.