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Strawberry and Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Strawberry and Cucumber Mint Lemonade

A refreshing take on a summertime classic that uses no refined sugar and includes two variations to try.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
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Ingredients

Strawberry Lemonade

  • 5 cups water
  • 24 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

  • 2 cups cucumber, seedless, peeled, sliced
  • 2 cups lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 cups mint leaves, fresh, packed
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

Strawberry Lemonade

  1. Add ingredients to blender and pulse until combined starting with 2 cups strawberries and adding more to taste.
  2. Strain using a sieve (optional).
  3. Pour over ice and serve.

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

  1. Add lemon juice, mint, maple syrup, cucumber and 1 cup water to blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Strain through nut milk bag/cheesecloth.
  3. Pour into a pitcher then add 4 cups water and stir.
  4. Taste and adjust sweetener and/or water as necessary.
  5. Pour over ice and serve.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.