Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade (Sugar Free)
Refreshing sugar-free Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade is delicious to sip on while enjoying the spring-time weather or make for a special festive occasion!
Are you starting to see some splashes of sunshine and new growth in your garden?
My mint looks fantastic and is growing wild. I’m not having the same luck with with my basil though!
After transplanting my basil from my window sill to an outside container it got mad at me and hasn’t grown as well since then.
Perhaps the mama got tired of me snipping the leaves off for that gorgeous basil pesto I was hooked on a few months ago or maybe the sun rays aren’t strong enough in that area .
I don’t know, but I’m going to try to get the few herbs I have to flourish again!
Spring-time and gardens with bright plants encourages me to be in the yard more. I enjoy sweeping up the leaves that fall on our deck and sprucing up our courtyard with seasonal flowers.
It usually turns into a half day event and more exercise than going to they gym.
Seriously, I work up a sweat and well as workout muscles that I never knew existed!
Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade With Monk Fruit
This Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect reward for a good day of work in the yard!
I love looking at what I’ve accomplished by propping my feet up on a lounge chair while sipping on a refreshing cold drink!
After sweating and burning all those calories, the last thing I want is to fill up on a sugary soda, so I created this sugar-free lemonade from a natural sweetener from monk fruit!
Natvia provided me with a variety of natural sweeteners including their Norbu brand of The Sweet Monk, the sugar alternative made from monk fruit.
I’ve been a proponent of natural sweeteners like xylitol, erythritol, and stevia for quite a while, but I’ve never tried monk fruit until now.
Monk fruit can be used and prepared just like you would table sugar, and it’s natural sweetness doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste.
This is great tasting sweetener with incredibly low calories (zero per 1/2 teaspoon) that I plan on experimenting more with!
Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade is easy to make using fresh berries.
This lemonade has that prominent punch of tang from the freshly squeezed lemons, and can be made with filtered water instead of sparkling if preferred.
As the season changes and fresh peaches become available, you may also be interested in trying this fresh Peach Lemonade!
Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
- 1 cup sugar or sugar alternative I used Natvia
- 1 cup water + 3 cups sparkling mineral water
- 2 cups fresh strawberries hulled and cut in half
- 1 cup about 5-8 depending on size fresh Lemon juice
- In a small sauce pan combine 1 cup of the sweetener, 1 cup of water and strawberries. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the strawberries begin to release its juices. Remove from heat and cool.
- Once cool put in a blender and process until smooth. Add lemon juice to combine with strawberries. Strain (a couple of times) to remove seeds (optional), and transfer to a pitcher.
- Stir in remaining 3 cups of water. Fill cups with ice and enjoy!
Note 2 – For an alcoholic beverage, make the base (through step 3) and individually add a teaspoon of the strawberry/lemonade mixture to a glass of champagne.
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Natvia/Norbu. Opinions expressed here are my own.
I am very thirsty right now because of your lovely lemonade! This is just so refreshing! I’m going out right now get strawberries and lemon juice.
I try to make lemonade every spring/summer, but it should be stocked all the time!
I try to cut down on sugar and monk fruit is the perfect alternative. No aftertaste which is ideal!
This looks refreshing. My kiddo would down this in a second.
Oh, for sure! Sugar-free too, which is hard to find in a lemonade!
Oh this is so great! I love having options of things like this to drink during the summer. I will definitely be making this for my friends and family!
It’s a great drink to serve guests. Super special and also easy to make!
This looks divine and I can’t wait for some fresh strawberries to make this. I will be spending plenty of time in the sun this summer sipping a cool glass of this strawberry lemonade.
That sounds like a delicious way to enjoy the summer months 🙂
those look so good. I will have to make some for my party this weekend, but maybe add a little adult stuff to it lol.
For sure! Any clear liquor would be a nice addition. Have fun with this 🙂
This looks and sounds so refreshing.
I’d love to try some sparkling strawberry lemonade. I know my husband would like this one too.
WANT THIS NOW!! this looks so refreshing I just printed to make this weekend!!
Super! Hope it was delicious!
our chives have com back but that is it so far. Hopefully a few more will. This lemonade will be perfect to enjoy spring
I can never guess which herbs will do well. I just love having them to use whenever I want!
This sounds so refreshing!
I downed a couple of glasses and it did hit the tasty spot!
A sweetener from monk fruit? How interesting! I haven’t heard of that before.
This looks so delicious and perfect for the super hot summer!
I thought I new all the natural sweeteners and was really pleased when I tried monk fruit. I’ll be using it again and again!
That looks so refreshing. I love the addition of the strawberries.
Strawberries are so abundant in CA. I can get they pretty much year round. Good thing I LOVE them 🙂
Love lemonade. This looks like a nice refreshing recipe just in time for the warmer months.
We are getting lots of sunshine here in CA and I know it’ll be warming up for everyone else too!
Your pictures are all so pretty! and I think this lemonade looks delicious! Can’t wait for it to get warm again so we can try it out!
I bet your little ones would love this, Rachael!
Lemonade has to be one of my favorite drinks and I know I’d love yours! Great recipe!
This sounds amazing! I love sparkling lemonade!
That little bit of bubbles makes this drink festive!
I love strawberry lemonade and I have had it at a couple of restaurants (non alcoholic). Thank you so much for the directions for the no sugar variety–I will certainly be making this.
Strawberry-Lemonade is a popular drink with restaurants! Making it at home is so easy!
That looks really delicious! I’m gonna have to try this as a nice refresher after some yard work this weekend!
Definitely treat yourself!!
I have so many lemons right now…definitely trying this!
Oh, yes! Lucky you to have your own lemon tree 🙂
Yum! I love lemonade, especially fresh lemonade!
There really is nothing better! Love the whole process of making lemonade.
That sounds like a refreshing summer drink. I will try it this summer 🙂
It is so tasty, Robin. Perfect way to quench your thirst!
Did you harden off your basil plant before planting outdoor?
I will remember you lovely drink when we finally get above freezing, hopefully soon
Absolutely did not harden my basil plants. I should have asked your advice before I moves those babies.