Kiwi Mint Lemonade

So refreshing! If you don't have mint, try fresh lemon balm. The lemonade is also delicious without the herbs. Or try a splash of vodka!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • ½ (125 mL) cup granulated sugar
  • ½ (125 mL) cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 3 California kiwifruit
  • 2 to 3 lemons
  • Sparkling water

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat water with sugar over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint leaves. Let stand 20 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, peel kiwifruit and cut into chunks. Puree in a food processor. Place puree in a pitcher. Strain cooled syrup into pitcher, pressing on mint, then discard leaves. Refrigerate until cold. Squeeze juice from 2 lemons. Stir into kiwifruit mixture. Taste, squeeze in juice from remaining lemon for a tarter lemonade.
  3. Pour into glasses. Top with sparkling water. Serve garnished with a slice of kiwifruit. Makes about 2¼ cups (550 mL) without sparkling water, enough for 4 drinks.

Nutrition per serving

(using 3 lemons)

  • Calories 150
  • Fat 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates 42.6 g
  • Fibre 6.4 g
  • 100% daily requirement of Vitamin C

Very high source of fibre and an excellent source of Vitamin C