Love lemonade, but hate all the added sugar and calories? You’ll love this healthy frozen lemonade recipe made with all natural ingredients and no added sugar. It’s so good that the kids won’t even miss the sugar. In fact, it’s almost as good as Chick fil a frozen lemonade!
A healthy frozen lemonade recipe that still tastes delicious.
Don’t worry, I’m not about to switch things up on you and become a healthy living blogger. No way would I do that to you. I’m eating peanut butter M&M’s as I write this. Healthy frozen lemonade will not be my gateway recipe to the health food frenzy.
I do, however, try to get as many fruits and vegetables in mine and my boys’ diets as possible. I feel like it helps balance the copious amounts of chocolate, beer and wine that I consume. I’ve recently been obsessed with my Vitamix (that I won in a recipe contest). It’s already in the high 80’s here, so it’s the perfect weather for smoothies, ice cream and lemonade.Smoothies balance out the copious amounts of chocolate, beer and wine that I consume. Click To Tweet
Robert recently discovered the amazingness that is lemonade. I blame Chick-fil-A.
Okay, I blame myself for going to Chick-fil-A so often. I can’t get enough of their lemonade. The only problem I have is that with 58 grams of sugar, it isn’t something I want my kids (or myself) to be drinking often. Since I want to keep sugary lemonade as a special treat, I decided to make my own healthy frozen lemonade.
I found a delicious recipe in my Vitamix recipe book and decided to tweak it a little bit for lemonade. BTW- did you know that you can buy a refurbished Vitamix on Amazon for $100 less than they usually retail?Don't spend tons of money on a new Vitamix! Get a refurbished one: http://amzn.to/1osPpxr Click To Tweet
How to make frozen lemonade
Making frozen lemonade is so simple, especially with this recipe.
All you do is combine naturally sweet frozen grapes, lemons, and ice, and water. Seriously, only 4 ingredients!
This frozen lemonade recipe is free of added sugar, but you won’t even notice because of the sweetness from the grapes. It’s perfect for a warm summer (or spring in our case) day. As you can tell, the kiddos loved it. I had to force Robert to share with Jackson.
We are in the habit of making smoothies when Robert wakes up from his nap. It’s a great snack as well as a fun bonding opportunity. I like showing Robert (and sometimes Jackson) how easy it is to make delicious snacks from fruits and vegetables.
Boozy frozen lemonade
I loved this one so much that I made a similar version with vodka in it the next night. If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram you probably know that I’m trying to make more cocktails at home. I had a priest tell me that liquor is cheeper than wine and beer. Since he’s a man of God, I have to trust him and his wife. Get the boozy version here.
Skip the booze for the kids, and make the boozy one for yourself!
- 2 lemons, peeled and seeded
- 1 C. green grapes
- 3 C. ice cubes
- 1/4 C. water
- Place all ingredients in the blender in the order listed.
- Blend until smooth.
An added bonus of this recipe is that you can use frozen grapes and decrease the amount of ice. We toss grapes in the freezer a lot to avoid food waste.
If you like this recipe, you’ll love my tutorial for making perfect smoothies every time. Check it out: