Beet Lemonade


I am horrible at making summertime drinks.  It doesn’t matter if it’s tea, lemonade, or some combination of the two.  It always ends up either too bitter or too sweet.

And then I found this recipe for beet lemonade.

The beets round out the taste of the lemons, and even though I didn’t add enough water (my pitcher was too small) it was perfect.  All three of my girls will attest to that.

I don’t have a nice food processor, so I just added the beets to my chopper, and when they were nice and chopped up, I added them to the blender with the rest of the ingredients.  The recipe recommends draining the pulp from the beets.  I skipped that step — I had three little girls clamoring to get a taste, and they didn’t mind the pulp at all.

As always, I cringe a little at all of the sugar that needs to go into lemonade.  If you are adept at subsituting healthier sweeteners, that would make this a bit more healthy.  If you come up with a good substitute, let me know.  I would love to make it healthier next time.

Either way, it’s great with ice on a hot summer day.


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By | 2016-12-24T17:02:05+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Amanda Knapp is a writer and a stay at home mom to her three little girls, ages 2-7. She has a Masters degree in English, and prior to having children, she taught writing at the community college level. Now, she spends her time chasing her three girls around the house, cuddling with them on the couch and reading, and writing about pretty much anything that comes to her mind. She writes for her own blog,, as well as for Mothering Magazine, Psych Central, and Catholic 365.

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