Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
This recipe was sent to me by Vita-Mix. It makes a super refreshing summer time drink.
- 1 lemon, peeled, seeded
- 1 lime, peeled, seeded
- 2 cups ice
- 1⁄8 cup fresh basil
- 1⁄4 cup sugar or 1⁄4 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- Place all the ingredients in the Vita-Mix container or a heavy duty blender.
- Slowly increase speed to high and process until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
I really enjoyed this refreshing citrus herbal lemonade Paula. It was simply delicious, raw, fresh, sparkling with flavor. I used sugar and fresh thai basil, what a treat. Thank you so much for sharing this treasure, I will be making this often, into my keeper box this goes. :)
I don't have a juicer, and I just wanted to try a quick little bit, so I put a couple of leaves of fresh basil and a slice of lemon into my blender and spun it for a minute, till I couldn't see any more of the basil bits. Then I put in through a strainer. I use honey for a sweetener instead of processed sugar or artificial sweeteners. It really hit the spot! I like the blend of lemon and lime.. and who woulda thunk that the basil would be sooo good in this? I have a new use for my basil! Thanks! [editted to add] I've just made this again using dried basil, & the dried basil did not work so well. It didn't blend well & stayed dried, floating at the top. So I would suggest using fresh. I also added a bit of ginger which tasted good in it.
very yummy. Who would have thought basil would work so well in lemon-aid.