Strawberry and basil lemonade, vitamin C ‘squared’ since strawberries have a high amount of this vitamin along with lemon. In another Okdiario-recipes article, we made homemade lemon and ginger electrolyte drink. Today the protagonists are lemon, strawberries, and basil.
The Nutrients Provided By Strawberry And Basil Lemonade
The traditional lemon-only lemonade provides vitamin C, 53 mg per 100-gram serving. In addition, vitamin A, vitamin B6. Regarding minerals, lemon provides potassium, some iron, magnesium, and 26 mg of calcium per 100-gram serving.
Its caloric intake is low; it does not reach 30 calories per 100 gram serving. Strawberries, on the other hand, have more vitamin C than lemons, almost 60 mg per 100-gram serving. They also provide vitamin A. They also add calcium, dietary fiber, potassium, and magnesium.
Lemonade, in addition to being a refreshing drink, has added benefits that other sugary drinks do not have. For example, it is healthy for indigestion and constipation. Lemon has purifying properties. They trick the liver into making bile, and the bile helps keep food moving in the digestive tract. In this way, food is better absorbed.
Regular consumption of citrus fruit, fruit, juice, or lemonade is beneficial to reduce the risk of stroke or stroke. According to a study carried out by the American Heart Association, among women, those who drank more citrus reduced stroke risk by 19%.
Strawberry and basil lemonade
- 1 cup of sugar 250 g
- 200 g of strawberries
- 20 basil leaves
- 1 cup of sugar
- A cup and a half of freshly squeezed lemon juice (375 g of lemon juice)
- 500 ml of very cold water
Put the sugar in a saucepan on the fire and stir until it dissolves. Cut the strawberries into pieces and also the basil. Add it to the sugar and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let stand until the mixture cools. With the help of a strainer or a ‘Chinese’ strain the strawberry mixture removing the solid parts. Then in a jar or container, we put the lemon juice.
Pour the lemon juice and half a liter of very cold water. Then we add the syrup obtained with the strawberries and the basil. At the time of serving, garnish with a strawberry, a few basil leaves and a slice of lemon.
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