Four Creative Lemonade Recipes for Spring

As the weather warms up, we are spending more time outdoors. We’re a big country, and the weather is very different. Some places are still chilly, others are sweltering. We’re getting warmer here in San Diego. It’s time for cool drinks we can all enjoy in the sun.

When you think of drinks for warm weather, lemonade is at the top of the list. But traditional lemonade is just lemon juice, sugar and water. If you are concerned about your blood sugar, traditional lemonade isn’t for you. You can make it with noncaloric sweetener instead.

You can take lemonade up a notch with different flavors without adding carbs. Today, we’re sharing four lemonade recipes to help you enjoy warm weather!

Arnold Palmer


An Arnold Palmer is the perfect drink for the indecisive. If you can’t pick between a lemonade or an iced tea, you don’t have to. It’s refreshing and delicious. As it’s made with unsweetened iced tea, this is our least sweet drink on today’s list. You can adjust the sweetener to your taste if you have a sweet tooth. You make the two drinks and combine them into a pitcher, so you have drinks for everyone! A serving has four calories and 0.3 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Mint Lemonade


Mint and lemon are two flavors that always go hand in hand. They blend together perfectly. This recipe is incredibly simple. All you need is time, as the flavors need to develop. Make it in the morning, and you can have a perfect drink in the evening as you watch the sunset. A serving has three calories and one gram of carbs. Get the recipe.

Rosemary Lemonade


This version of lemonade has a subtle floral and herbal flavor that we love. It needs fresh rosemary. You can buy live herbs from the store or grow your own. This recipe, like the last, requires steeping time. But it also requires a little cooking as you make a rosemary simple syrup for the base. If you like drinks with a botanical flavor, this is for you! A serving has nine calories, three grams of carbs and 0.5 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Strawberry Lemonade


Strawberry lemonade is classic. But this elevates it. Instead of the sugar-heavy powder or concentrate of the past, this drink uses real strawberries for its beautiful color and delightful flavor. You’ll be sipping this all spring and into summer. You only need a food processor or blender to puree the strawberries and blend them into the water. You don’t need to wait for the flavors to develop; this drink is ready in mere moments! A serving has 17 calories, five grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.

These lemonades will help you stay hydrated and cool without adding calories or carbs to your day. We hope you enjoy them all!

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