Berry flavor abounds in this cool, refreshing healthy drink.

Preparation time: 20 minutes or less

Servings: 8.

5 A Day servings: 2.


2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
4 pints fresh strawberries
2 cups ice cubes
6 medium lemons, fresh juice to equal 1 cup
2 cups cold water

1. Combine sugar and water in medium saucepan and bring to full boil over HIGH heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow sugar syrup to cool completely. Pour into large pitcher or beverage container.

2. Puree berries in food processor or blender. On HIGH speed, add ice to blender and puree until smooth. Pour berry mixture into sugar syrup.

3. Add lemon juice and water and stir until completely dissolved.

4. Serve in chilled glasses decorated with a sprig of mint, if desired.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 246 Carbohydrates: 63g
Total Fat: .5g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
% of Calories from Fat: 2% Sodium: 0mg
Protein: 1g