Three Homemade Lemonade Recipes

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The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

With Easter coming up next week, I’m admittedly in full-on brunch mode. Actually, because I consider any day ending in y a perfect reason to do brunch, Easter may well not have anything to do with it, but regardless, brunch has been on my mind a lot lately. So, too, is the promise of warmer days in the coming months, all of which has converged to inspire this trio of homemade lemonade recipes! Made with Truvia Natural Sweetener, they’re a delicious reduced sugar alternative to the traditional, and completely worthy of serving your family alongside Easter brunch. Or, for that matter, they’re easy enough to make a single serving at a time, so they’re the perfect refreshment anytime you need a little pick me up. Here’s to brunch, warm spring sunshine and a glass of really good lemonade. Cheers!

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Truvia Natural Sweetener is a zero calorie sweetener made with stevia leaf extract, and it exactly replicates the flavor of the sugar laden lemonades we’re all used to sipping without all the, well, sugar. Truvia’s calorie-free sweetener is conveniently available in individual serving packets, as well as in a spoonable jar for creating larger recipes such as a big pitcher to share with friends. Paired with other simple ingredients like freshly squeezed lemons, herbs and fruit, it makes some pretty seriously delicious lemonade. Ever since we dramatically cut way back on our sugar intake over a year and a half ago, I’ve been really wary of sugary drinks and I love that Truvia Natural Sweetener allows me to enjoy lemonade without all that added sugar. Here I’ve created three lemonade recipes each more delicious than the next and I know you’ll love them all.

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Raspberry Basil Lemonade
Makes 1 serving

  • 2 tablespoons (or 2 packets) of Truvia Natural Sweetener
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 8 – 10  fresh raspberries
  • 2 – 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 6 – 8 ice cubes

Combine raspberries, basil and Truvia in a tall glass and muddle well until the raspberries are more of a purée. Add lemon juice and water. Stir vigorously. Add ice and enjoy! To make as a pitcher to serve more people, scale the recipe up to allow for 10 – 12 servings.

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Classic Lemonade
Makes 1 serving

  • 2 tablespoons (or 2 packets) of Truvia Natural Sweetener
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 6 – 8 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients, minus the ice, in a tall glass. Stir vigorously. Add the ice and enjoy! To make a pitcher, scale the recipe up to allow for 10 – 12 servings.

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Green Tea Mint Lemonade
Makes 1 serving

  • 2 tablespoons (or 2 packets) of Truvia Natural Sweetener
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup green tea
  • 2 – 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 6 – 8 ice cubes

Combine fresh mint leaves and Truvia in a tall glass and muddle well. Add lemon juice, green tea and water. Stir vigorously. Add ice and enjoy! To make as a pitcher, scale the recipe up to allow for 10 – 12 servings.

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes | Brunch recipes, Easter brunch ideas, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

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[Art direction + recipes by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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That raspberry basil one looks amazing! Well, they all sound great, but that one takes first place for me I think. I love using stevia (sometimes I use Truvia, sometimes I buy other brands) and I think one of the best places to use it is in drinks! Before I started reading this, after I saw the title I was already trying to think of ways to substitute it for the sugar, but that’s where you were headed all along! :)