For Strawberry-Basil Syrup:

Place the Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 1/8th teaspoon of SteviaSweet! and water in a medium saucepan over high heat and stir until dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil.

Add the strawberries, reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer until the strawberries have softened, about 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat, add the basil leaves, and stir to incorporate. Cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes.

Strain through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl; discard the solids. Cover the syrup and refrigerate until ready to use.

For Lemonade:

Pour the water, lemon juice, and 1 1/2 cups of the strawberry-basil syrup into a 3-quart pitcher or punch bowl and stir to combine.

Taste and add additional strawberry-basil syrup as needed. Add ice and garnish with the sliced strawberries and basil leaves.

Sweetener Notes:  For no-added calories, try using: MonkSweet+, Steviva Blend, or SteviaSweet!  If you desire a reduced-sugar option, use CocoSweet+ or Fructevia.

No Added Sugar Strawberry-Basil Lemonade


October 13, 2016

I  have a garden full of basil and strawberries are coming into season.  There is nothing more refreshing than this amazing and sophisticated  version of lemonade. Kids and adults will enjoy this variation of  traditional lemonade.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 10 servings


For the strawberry-basil syrup:

1 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 1/8th teaspoon of SteviaSweet!

1 cup water

1 lb strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced 1/2 inch thick

3/4 cup tightly packed basil leaves

For the lemonade:

8 cups cold water

2 cups lemon juice, chilled


1/2 lb strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced 1/2 inch thick

For garnish:

1/4 cup tightly packed, blemish-free basil leaves


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup
Sodium1 mg
Potassium139 mg
Protein1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar0 g
Total Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Trans Fat0 g
Total Carbohydrates28 g
Dietary Fiber1 g

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