Paleo Blackberry Sage Lemonade is a fizzy, refreshing drink with fresh blackberries and sage!
Pop quiz. Which of these sounds tasty right now?
- A hot, steaming mug of coffee.
- A rich cup of cocoa.
- A bulletproof matcha latte.
- A cool, fizzy lemonade with juicy fresh fruit.
If you answered 1, 2, or 3, you might live in the southern hemisphere. (Or, you’re crazy.)
If you live anywhere besides the southern hemisphere, you’re probably overheating right now. We’re deep in the dog days of summer, and it is HOT. Where I live, we’ve cracked 100 quite a few times in the past few weeks. The heat is unbearable, and the best way to deal with it is a huge iced drink . . . a huge iced drink like this one.
There are so many good things about this lemonade. It’s
This lemonade is so much better than the canned, frozen stuff from a store. All the flavors mingle perfectly together, and it’s absolutely delicious with lemon juice squeezed right from the lemon. I even used sage from our garden! It doesn’t get much fresher than that.
Paleo blackberry sage lemonade is also incredibly easy. Just heat up lemon juice and sweetener, then throw some sage leaves in to steep. Chill the mixture (the hardest part!) while you smash some blackberries in two glasses. I love smashing them because it releases extra juices that color the lemonade beautifully. Pour in the juice and top with fizzy seltzer water for extra bubbles!
Oh, and don’t forget the ice.
The ice is a necessity.Cool off with some Paleo Blackberry Sage Lemonade this summer! tell a friend
A cute striped straw would be pretty great too! I love decorating with thin lemon slices and big sage sprigs for the prettiest drink. Just be sure to use a transparent glass so the fruit is on full display — a mason jar would be perfect for the job.
While we’re on the subject of “perfect” things, let’s talk about summer picnic plans. This lemonade is a must, and it’s a definite crowd-pleaser! Store the lemon juice in a chilled container, and pack a bottle of fizzy water separately. In a few minutes, you can whip up bubbly lemonades for a crowd!
Unlike a sangria or a summer cocktail, Paleo Blackberry Sage Lemonade is great for large groups because it does not contain alcohol. I’m not of age, so expect to see a lot of non-alcoholic recipes on My Sweet Potato Life! I’ve got some plans brewing for a kombucha mocktail! (Did anyone catch my pun? Brewing? . . . like the tea that you grow your SCOBY in? Whew — my puns are horrible. If you don’t get it, you can read this article about kombucha!) Also unlike conventional margaritas or other alcoholic drinks, this lemonade is fairly low in sugar, especially if you use stevia extract! It’s a healthy, nutritious treat!
I’d also like to add that the blackberries used in these lemonades were gone in a day. Meaning, I ate the rest of the carton after taking these photos. Yum! (Actually, I actually enjoy raspberries much more — blackberries are sometimes too seed-y for my taste.)
What’s your favorite summer fruit? I love watermelon, cherries, and peaches the best, but grapes are also pretty amazing. Comment below and tell me yours! Hint: any and all summer fruit would be delicious with some Paleo Coconut Granola . . . except for pineapple. Don’t do that.
So, are you ready to enjoy summer’s bounty in a single, refreshing glass? I thought so.
Your summer heat sorrows have been vanquished.
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