½ cup fine granulated sugar
¾ cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup blueberries
6 cups water
Summers are here and how! The blueberry lemonade is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day with the scorching sun drawing out all water from the body. It is made with blueberries and packs in powerful health benefits as well. Picture the exotic lemon flavor and the fruity and sweet texture of the blueberries. The fruity plump berries are the ideal way to kickstart a hot day.
One serving of blueberry lemonade has some 250 calories and 64 g carbohydrates. Blueberries are called superfoods as they are low in calories and are very tasty as well! Half a cup of juicy blueberries contains only 44 calories! They contain a lot of fiber, vitamin K, and manganese. Blueberries also have lots of antioxidants. They also contain anti-aging compounds which will slow down the aging process. They are also known to reduce blood pressure and lower the risk of heart diseases. Blueberries also protect against memory loss. Lemons are great sources of vitamin C and are great foods for weight watchers. The lemonade will keep you hydrated and promote good digestive health as well. The consumption of lemons can prevent kidney stones and also keeps your breath fresh. Lemons will also keep your skin youthful and beautiful. It also helps protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun.
How to make Blueberry Lemonade
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians drank lemonade too? The North American indigenous population called blueberries ‘star fruits’. A single bush of blueberry can produce nearly 6,000 blueberries in a year. The shine on the berries is all because of the presence of a naturally occurring compound. The compound protects the fruit. There are two types of blueberries: highbush and lowbush. Lowbush blueberries are small and are used to make juices and jams while highbush berries make their way to grocery stores. Blueberries are also used to make blueberry wines.