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Recipe: Low-Glycemic Blueberry Lemonade

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After picking with friends, I knew I had to find lots of ways to enjoy the 2 quarts I brought home while still fresh. Here’s one of my solutions!

When made with stevia or another calorie-free sweetener, this blueberry lemonade is a delightful low-glycemic treat. However, if you don’t like ,  you can sweeten it to taste with your favorite natural sweetener. I also made it just a few cups at a time, so it was always freshly made. Adjust the amounts for your needs.

Makes 2 servings.


1 C fresh blueberries
¾ freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4-5 lemons)
Stevia (or sweetener of choice) to taste
1 C cold water
ice cubes


1. Put the blueberries and stevia in a small blender or food processor and puree

2. Add the lemon juice and water to a pitcher and strain the puree through a strainer or cheesecloth into the pitcher

3. Whisk together well and pour over ice cubes in your favorite tall glass

4. Enjoy on your patio or anywhere outdoors!

Nutritional Information per Serving (when made with stevia): 62 calories, 1 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, .2 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 2.1 g fiber, 5 mg sodium.

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Article updated on: May 25th, 2011

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  1. […] It’s not the first study to show how powerful blueberries are to add into your diet. In fact, a study published in the Nutrition Research journal also found that an hour after eating blueberries “an 18 percent reduction H2O2-induced DNA damage” resulted. Eating more blueberries is an easy tactic to add to your arsenal for a healthy life. The question isn’t if you should eat them or  not… it’s what recipe to try first. So why not start by having our antioxidant blueberry salad and vinaigrette with a tall glass of low-glycemic blueberry lemonade? […]