Is LEMONADE Healthy ? Recipes for Healthy Low Calorie Lemonade



I was pondering my options on blogging the letter L for the A-Z blogging challenge and my husband walked in with a double pack of Costco lemonade. My kids dived into it as did the grown ups. What’s not to love about a cool glass of fresh lemonade ? It’s the most refreshing drink you can reach for on hot summer day. Is lemonade healthy ? Traditionally, store-bought lemonade is not very healthy. The amount of sugar that goes into making lemonade equals that of soda. Lemon is a wonderful fruit. It is loaded with Vitamin C  and had the ability to turn everything it touches into pure magic,  but  the tart lemon needs a lot of sugar to turn into sweet lemonade. I love lemonade and have experimented with making healthier versions of it  which am sharing with you. Both of these recipes are absolutely delish and will have you craving more healthy lemonade. 

Magic properties of lemon :A large lemon contains about 45 mg of Vitamin C, about 75% of the daily requirement! We need Vitamin C to fend off colds and heal cuts and wounds. They are a natural aid for digestion and weight loss,  and  are  a natural internal body cleanser. They have powerful antioxidant and anti-cancer healing properties.


 Healthy Lemonade Recipes:

Berry Blend Lemonade

This is a version of the classic strawberry or Blueberry lemonade.  Blend up frozen or fresh berries with water , lemon and some honey or agave nectar. the fruit give a sweetness to the drink cutting down the need for too much sugar by more than 50 % and you have a fab drink.




Citrus Lemon Quencher:

This drink is a combination of orange juice, tangerines and lemons all blended to make a refreshing healthy lemonade. The addition of the other juices make the drink naturally sweet , that you don’t need too much sugar.




 Be Creative !! Make your own lemon – fruit combinations or make pure lemon lemonade by substituting half or all of the sugar with agave nectar or stevia.  Use the lemon, but cut the sugar.

To read more in my A- Z  Blogging challenge, click here and check back tomorrow to read my post on the letter  M. I’m playing it by ear to see what inspiration I get, but it’s sure to be something interesting 🙂 !


About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. Love these healthy options ! Have always wondered how to stop my kids from drinking lemonade since it is so sugared. Now these look fantastic ! Thanks. Lovely post !

  2. Oh! These are both such fantastic options sunithi! Personally I would love the berrilicious one. 🙂

  3. There are some STUNNING lemonade recipes there and the photos are GORGEOUS! Karen

    • Thanks Karen, I edit pics on picnik 🙂 I don't think they'll be as nice if I did'nt ! Glad you liked it & thanks for visiting ! Let me know how it turns out once you try it !

  4. Yay ! love these. I used to get ones with splenda to cut down on sugar, but these sound better. Thanks for sharing Sue ! Love reading yr posts on the A-Z

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