Everyone knows my obsession with the colour pink. So it was only a matter of time before I made my own pink lemonade. The kids loved it!! They especially enjoyed being a part of making the lemonade and seeing it go from a pale yellow to a beautiful light pink. The taste is of course amazing! If you love lemons, you’ll love this drink. The best part is always how simple it is to make. A couple of steps and you’re ready to enjoy this summertime (or any time) drink.
This lemonade is so healthy because the ingredients are 100% pure and natural…it’s literally a guilt free drink! It’s so refreshing too and quenches your thirst with style! Plus, lemons have many health benefits; they’re known to help cleanse the digestive system, help with fresh breath, and many other advantages.
The beautiful pink colour is achieved using one of my favourite vegetables, the beet. You can make it a pretty light pink or an intense dark fuchsia! I made this lemonade using honey and organic sugar and they both tasted fantastic. The honey lent a slightly more peachy colour once I added the beet because of the yellow colour honey gives. Which is still quite pretty and obviously so healthy for you. I would recommend you stick to lighter coloured honey so you can achieve the pinky-ness we’re after. You can also replace the water for sparkling water to make it more grown up and fun.
Either way, the taste is delicious and because this is homemade using fresh ingredients, you avoid the unwanted junk ingredients you’d otherwise find in the canned varieties.
- Juice of 2 lemons (~ 1/3 C fresh lemon juice)
- 1/2 C clover honey (or any light coloured honey) OR
- 1/2 C sugar
- 6 c water
- 1 Tbsp coarsely cut beet OR
- 2 Tsp finely grated beet
- Serves 4-6
1. Wash, cut, and juice lemons. Add to pitcher.
2. Add to that either honey or sugar, and stir a bit to help dissolve.
3. Next, add water and stir until honey or sugar is completely dissolved.
4. Finally, add beet, stir until desired colour is achieved. Then, remove beets using a strainer.
Tip: You can also add beets to a tea dipper/strainer thing and allow the beet colour to steep into the lemonade that way. I never took a picture of me doing that sorry! This avoids the extra step of having to fish the beets out – although I didn’t mind – but it’s up to you!
So satisfying and a breeze to make. Enjoy!
Bon appétit! xo