Refreshing Homemade Pineapple Lemonade

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
Juice of 4 large lemons
4 cups cold water
A handful of fresh mint leaves (optional for garnish)
Ice cubes
Sweetener of choice (like stevia or erythritol), to taste
Prepare the Pineapple: Start by blending the fresh pineapple chunks until smooth. Pineapple not only adds a tropical twist but also naturally sweetens our lemonade, so there’s no need for added sugar.
Juice the Lemons: Next, squeeze the juice from the lemons. Lemon juice is not only wonderfully tangy but also packed with vitamin C.
Mix: In a large pitcher, combine the pineapple puree and lemon juice. Stir in cold water to dilute and balance the flavors. This step is all about tweaking to your taste, so feel free to adjust the proportions of lemon juice and water based on how tart or mild you prefer your lemonade.
Sweeten If Needed: If you find the lemonade a bit too tart, add a sprinkle of your chosen sweetener. Sweeteners like stevia or erythritol are great as they sweeten without the extra calories or impact on blood sugar, making them perfect for a healthy lifestyle.
Chill: Add plenty of ice cubes to the pitcher. If you have time, you can put the pitcher in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the flavors meld together beautifully.
Serve: Pour the chilled pineapple lemonade into glasses. Consider garnishing with fresh mint leaves for a pop of color and an extra layer of refreshing flavor.
Health Benefits:
This pineapple lemonade isn’t just tasty—it’s also hydrating and packed with nutrients. Pineapple is a wonderful source of antioxidants and aids in digestion, while lemons are known for their immune-boosting properties.

So whether you’ve been gardening all day or simply want a tasty companion for your afternoon read, this pineapple lemonade is sure to hit the spot. Cheers to a refreshing day!

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