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Lite Pink Lemonade with Strawberry Simple Syrup

This healthier Lite Pink Lemonade with Strawberry Simple Syrup is deliciously tart and tangy and at all not sickeningly sweet. It's also good for your hair, skin, and nails.
Prep Time15 mins
chill time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: beverages, Drinks, non-alcoholic beverages
Keyword: how to make strawberry simple syrup, Lite Pink Lemonade with Strawberry Simple Syrup, low-calorie pink lemonade recipe, pink lemonade recipe, simple syrup using monk fruit all-natural sweetener, strawberry simple syrup
Servings: 7 cups
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Ingredients

  • cups fresh lemon juice approximately 12-14 lemons
  • 2 cups strawberry simple syrup recipe included in the notes
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • ¼ cup collagen powder optional

Instructions

  • Add the fresh-squeezed lemon juice to a large pitcher along with 2 cups of the strawberry simple syrup.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Add 2 cups of filtered water and the collagen powder.
  • Stir well to dissolve the collagen powder.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but overnight is best.
  • Before serving, add fresh strawberries and lemon slices to the pitcher and stir.
  • Add ice to lemonade glasses and pour the chilled pink lemonade over the ice in each glass.
  • Garnish each with a lemon slice, strawberry, and a straw.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

For the Strawberry Simple Syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup monk fruit sweetener (or granulated sugar, if desired)
1½ cups fresh strawberries hulled and quartered
To make the strawberry simple syrup:
Measure one cup of monk fruit sweetener (or use granulated sugar, if preferred).
Bring the sweetener and 1 cup water to a low simmer in a small saucepan over medium/low heat.
Meanwhile, hull and quarter enough strawberries to measure 1½ cups. Once the sweetener has dissolved, add the strawberries to the saucepan and continue to simmer over medium/low heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and strain the liquid through a sieve, discarding the spent berries.
Cool the simple syrup completely and then add it to a mason jar (or container with a lid) and refrigerate until ready to use.
 
PLEASE NOTE - If using granulated sugar instead of the monk fruit sweetener, the calorie count for this particular recipe goes WAY up.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg