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.
Thank you soooooo much for this recipe! I used a little more ice and purple basil, with 8 splenda packets. INCREDIBLE! Plus, if you don't use real sugar there is only about 30 calories in the whole recipe (the lime and lemon). Perfect and refreshing. Thanks again, Paula!!
Refreshing yummy and healthy! I went for 1/4 cup basil and was just great! Thanks
I love this drink! Even my DH enjoyed it, which is unusual! Thank you for a great way to use my basil Paula!