Cool, refreshing and beautiful, you’ll be sipping this lemonade all summer long!
It’s getting hot out there and we know exactly what you need to help you cool down- a big refreshing strawberry acai lemonade. Sounds fancy, right? Our strawberry acai lemonade may look fancy but it is actually incredibly easy to make. In fact, it only takes about 5 minutes to put together. You can make a big pitcher of this delicious, lemonade and keep it in your fridge. Anytime the weather heats up and you need a cool, tasty drink, pour yourself a big glass and relax. One sip will revitalize you for sure.
“big refreshing strawberry acai lemonade”
So what is acai? Acai are small, dark purple berries that look like small grapes. They are found on the acai palm trees in South American rainforests. However, that small little berry is mostly a giant seed. The acai berry seed takes up 80% of the berry, which means there is only a small amount of the juicy flesh that we want. This makes harvesting and using acai berries a little trickier than other berries.
Each small acai berry is completely packed with vitamins and minerals. That is why acai is considered a superfood. It is full of antioxidants, fiber, calcium and good for you nutrients. Acai berries may be small but they are extremely healthy.
So what does acai taste like? Not only are the little, purple berries good for you, they also taste amazing. Imagine the flavor of blackberries blended with dark chocolate. That is the taste of acai berries. Sounds incredible, right?! We know that chocolatey blackberries sound delicious to us!
We wanted to harness the power and flavor of acai in an easy, refreshing drink. Acai goes well with many flavor combinations but it is often paired with strawberries. Strawberry and acai are a match made in heaven!
Starbucks strawberry acai refresher is one of the most popular summer drinks around. We wanted to create a drink that was similar, maybe even a little better. We also wanted to craft a fancy lemonade that was easy to make at home. We found that all you really need is 4 simple ingredients to whip up a perfect strawberry acai lemonade.
Our strawberry acai lemonade recipe starts with lemonade. You can make your own lemonade by squeezing fresh lemons then adding some water and sugar. However, we like to keep it simple and use store bought lemonade. Look for lemonade made with real lemons for the best taste.
We add the lemonade and fresh chopped strawberries into the blender and top off the mix with some acai powder. Acai powder is just dried acai berries that have been ground into a powder. You can easily find acai powder online and in most health food stores. If you do not have acai powder, you can use acai puree in it’s place. Use ½ cup frozen acai puree in place of the 2 teaspoons of powder to get the same taste.
Once all the ingredients are blended, we strain our strawberry acai lemonade to get a smooth, beautiful drink. Skip the straining step if you don’t mind a slushier lemonade. In fact, if you’d like a lemonade slushy, simply add the ice cubes into the blender as well. A strawberry acai lemonade slushy sounds like an amazing drink for a hot day!
This super simple, Starbucks copy-cat lemonade is one of our all time, favorite summer drinks. It’s easy, refreshing, and healthy. It is an all around winner! Give it a try and let us know what you think.