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Fresh Cherry Lemonade

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On beautiful spring and summer days, nothing is more relaxing than sitting outside, enjoying the sun and drinking a glass of cold lemonade.  So when I saw this recipe for Fresh Cherry Lemonade in Eating Well’s May/June issue, I had to try it.

The only annoying part of this recipe was straining the mixture through a sieve.  But in the end, it’s well worth it!  The original recipe calls for only four 1 cup servings, so I doubled it here so you can keep it in your fridge and enjoy it more than once. Also, in my version, I used Truvia (20 packets = 1/3 cup) instead of sugar to try and lower the calorie count, but feel free to do as you please!

If you’re having a Memorial Day barbecue, you can make this for your guests!  Note:  Feel free to add a splash of vodka, bourbon or rum to turn  this into an adult beverage!

Servings:  8
Active Time:  15 minutes
Total Time:  15 minutes

IngredientsFreshCherryLemonade

4 cups sweet cherries, pitted, plus who cherries for garnish
1 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup sugar
5 cups cold water
Lemon slices for garnish, if you want

Directions

  1. Combine cherries, lemon juice and sugar in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Strain through a fine sieve into a pitcher.
  3. Stir in water. Serve over ice, garnished with lemon and cherries.

How It Should Look

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 124 Calories; Fat 0 g (Sat 0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Carbs 32 g; Total sugars 29 g; Protein 0 g; Fiber 0 g; Sodium 11 mg.

Printable Recipes

Fresh Cherry Lemonade (4 servings)

Fresh Cherry Lemonade (6 servings)

Fresh Cherry Lemonade (8 servings)

Source:  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/fresh_cherry_lemonade.html

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