Sparkling Strawberry Pineapple Limeade
Cool down this summer with healthy, refreshing drink! Only uses a handful of ingredients, with no refined sugar, and is ready in 10 minutes or less.
Servings 4 servings
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed and sliced in half
- 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed, *SEE NOTES BELOW
- 1-2 packets Stevia, optional *SEE NOTES BELOW
- 1 cup water
- 12 oz can of sparkling water, or extra water
- 1 cup strawberries, cut into small chunks - or pineapple
- lime wedges
To a blender or food processor, combine the strawberries, pineapple chunks, lime juice, and 1 cup of water.
Blend until the fruit has been fully pureed.
Pour the pureed juice through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. The goal is to remove some of the seeds and pulp. I find it's easiest to use a cheesecloth secured over the pitcher.
If needed, add 1-2 packets of Stevia, to taste. Or sweeten to taste with preferred sweetener/sugar.
Slowly pour in the sparkling water.
If you're not a fan of strawberry OR pineapple, swap one fruit out for the fruit of your choosing!
SWEETNESS: Personally, you can take or leave the sweetener/sugar in this recipe. The fruit brings about a natural sweetness to the recipe. But if you prefer it a bit sweeter, then add the sweetener of your choice and to taste. Try it first before adding. You may be pleasantly surprised with its natural sweetness.
This recipe is sweet and tart. Adding a little extra sweetness to it will balance out the tartness if you're not too big of a fan of it.
SPARKLING WATER: If you cannot find this, simply swap it out for regular water. It won't have the bubbly factor, but will still be delicious!
LIME JUICE: As with the sweetness, lime juice is to taste, as well. Some may prefer a more tart beverage than others. I suggest adding 1/4 of a cup to start, taste test once it's pureed, and add more as needed.
Serving: 1serving: 1 1/2 cups | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 173.8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.8mg