Purple Basil Lemonade

15 mins (prep 15)
5 ingredients
4 servings
From Cooking Light Magazine's July 2009 edition: "In this recipe, basil is crushed with sugar to release the oils. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, process the basil, sugar and about 1/4 cup of water in a food processor or blender." I am eager to serve this at my next party. The recipe doesn't indicate this, but I would personally place the strained lemonade into a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve. When having a party, it's always best to prepare ahead if possible!

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Serving Size (557.96 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 402.79 Calories from Fat 2.52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.28g 1.71%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.51%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 63.33mg 10.55%
Total Carbohydrate 102.27g 136.36%
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g 9.68%
Sugars 100.14 g %
Protein 2.06g 16.51%
Vitamin A 1693.79IU% Vitamin C 19.94mg%
Calcium 70.65mg% Iron 1.43mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4