Light And Refreshing

Fresh Cherry Lemonade

with Basil
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Fresh Cherry Lemonade

Fresh Cherry Lemonade - A little sweet and a little tart - 100% refreshing!

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
Calories:
120
calories
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Nutritional values

This recipe has less refined sugar than store-bought lemonade, and the cherries used have many anti-aging properties and help regulate your blood pressure! 

If you don't have any basil, try using fresh mint leaves instead. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie120 kcal(6 %)
Protein0.71 g(1 %)
Fat0.51 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates30.49 g(20 %)
Sugar added6.29 g(25 %)
Roughage1.49 g(5 %)
Vitamin A41.94 mg(5,243 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.06 mg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.01 mg(1 %)
Niacin0.12 mg(1 %)
Vitamin B₆0.01 mg(1 %)
Folate5.41 μg(2 %)
Pantothenic acid0.02 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C3.62 mg(4 %)
Potassium23.58 mg(1 %)
Calcium23.25 mg(2 %)
Magnesium5.09 mg(2 %)
Iron0.26 mg(2 %)
Zinc0.07 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Cholesterol0 mg

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
10 ounces fresh Cherries
lemon juice (from one lemon)
2 tablespoons sugar (or clear honey)
24 ounces lemonade
12 leaves fresh Basil (roughly torn)
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Preparation steps

1.

Reserve 4 cherries for garnish. Remove the pits from the remaining cherries and place half in a small pan with the lemon juice and sugar.

2.
Cook gently over a low heat until the cherries have softened and the sugar has dissolved then strain through a fine sieve and pour the juice into four glasses.
3.

Add the remaining pitted cherries and the torn basil leaves, fill the glasses with ice and top with the lemonade.

4.
Thread the whole cherries onto four straws and serve immediately.