Flavored Lemonade (sugar-free)

Ali Segersten Aug 20, 2012 10 comments
Flavored Lemonade (sugar-free)

This is another guest post by my 10-year old daughter, Lily (I helped her format the recipe). For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while you might remember the first guest post she did on Homemade Seaweed Snacks. This is another yummy creation of hers, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! -Ali :)

What inspired me to create lemonade in jars was a stand at the farmer's market. They take two cups that fit together and shake the lemonade to mix it. Because we don't have two cups that fit together I thought  jars would work too.

This is a great drink for a hot afternoon. I made these before we went blueberry picking one day and we had them when we got home. It was so refreshing to have these after a hot afternoon in the sun.


About the Author

Ali Segersten

Alissa Segersten holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a Functional Nutritionist, the mother of five children, a whole foods cooking instructor, professional recipe developer, and cookbook author. She is passionate about helping others find a diet that will truly nourish them. Alissa is the author of two very popular gluten-free, whole foods cookbooks and guidebooks: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals. She is also the co-author of The Elimination Diet book. Alissa is the founder and owner of Nourishing Meals®.

See More

Nourishing Meals Newsletter

Email updates.

Add Comment


Try lavender buds. I make a lavender lemonade that is requested all the time for family and friends events.

Lily - great recipe! It is SUPER hot in Japan, around 95 degrees in my apartment, and when I saw this post this afternoon I made it right away! It was so delicious. I can't wait to make it again tomorrow :)

Please keep posting, along with your Mom!
Great job and happy cooking,

Amanda - I am not aware of any safety issues with stevia in pregnancy. Maybe you could share an article where you saw this?

Jennifer, Lynne - I asked Lily and she said she did squeeze the some of the blueberries to get the pretty color. She shook the jars with the fruit a bit more than the other jars.

Sunflowergal - those are just 12-ounce jam jars. You can find them anywhere this the of year. :)

Hope you all enjoy! -Ali :)

Wonderful idea Lily, Thank you for sharing. Do you know what kind of jars you used and where to get them. They are so pretty and perfect for the recipe!

This sounds like a nice and refreshing drink. It will be great in the warm weather or maybe warmed up for the winter season. I'm going to try this.

Hey Lily! Thanks for the recipe, it sounds yummy! I think it would be kind of neat to have the fruit at the bottom & eat it at the end lol. I too was wondering if you squeeze the fruit.
Thanks again & happy creating!

Way to go Lily! Sounds delicious!

Hi Lily,

Great recipe idea! We might try this with a group of preschoolers. About how much fruit would you add to each jar to get a nice flavor? Did you squeeze the blueberries a bit, or just drop them in whole?

I love the colors! We'll let you know how it turns out. :-)

Is stevia safe during pregnancy? I have read conflicting articles and would like your opinion, Ali.

Gorgeous recipe! The seaweed snacks are huge favorites in our house. My kids love painting on the oil (and we add tamari).

Related Posts

Jan 30, 2024

Matcha: An Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Superfood

Matcha, or powdered green tea, is one of the most powerful antioxidant superfoods you can consume. Matcha is a concentrated source of a specific group of polyphenols called catechins. You may have heard of EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate. EGCG is a catechin found in concentrated amounts in matcha—much higher than regular green tea!

Read More
May 04, 2017

Dairy-Free Vanilla Cashew Creamer Recipe

Are you working to eliminate dairy from your diet and in need of a creamy "milk" to add to your morning coffee or tea? I've been making this dairy-free cashew creamer for over a decade and never get tired of it!

Read More
Jan 01, 2014

Cucumber Kale Cleanser  (aka "Green Juice")

Happy New Year! Cheers! This is our favorite green juice recipe, in fact, our children think it's the bomb! They love it. Serve it in a pretty glass with a stainless steel or glass straw. I think you'll find that this green juice is very mild tasting and quite enjoyable to drink.

Read More
Dandelion Root Chai Tea
Feb 28, 2013

Dandelion Root Chai Tea

I'm so excited to share this dandelion root chai tea recipe with you today! It makes a great coffee substitute for those of you who are trying to reduce caffeine intake. I don't know about you, but I just love warm spicy drinks like chai tea, especially in the wintertime.

Read More
Homemade Hemp Milk
Jan 03, 2012

Homemade Hemp Milk

Making your own hemp milk is easier than buying it! Plus by making your own, you don't get any extra added ingredients, just pure creamy goodness. However, since there are no added flavorings, this milk tastes a lot like hemp seeds (as it should) so the flavor might be a tad stronger if you are accustomed to store-bought hemp milk.

Read More
Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa Recipe
Nov 21, 2010

Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa

The wintery blast that hit us last night brought snow and hot cocoa too. I had some vegetable side dish recipes to post for Thanksgiving....but hot cocoa calls when the wind is whipping and the snow is falling! We woke up this morning to a couple of inches of snow on the ground and the kids decided to go out early to play.

Read More