This Kiwi Mint Lemonade recipe provides a high source of fiber and is an excellent source of Vitamin C in addition to being a cool and refreshing twist on lemonade.
Kiwi Mint Lemonade
1 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves*
In a medium saucepan, heat water with sugar over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint leaves. Let stand 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel kiwi and cut into chunks. Puree in a food processor. Place puree in a pitcher. Strain cooled syrup into pitcher, pressing on mint, then discard leaves. Refrigerate until cold. Squeeze juice from 2 lemons. Stir into kiwi mixture. Taste, squeeze in juice from remaining lemon for a tarter lemonade.
Pour into glasses. Top with sparkling water. Serve garnished with a slice of kiwifruit.
Makes about 2 1/4 cups without sparkling water, enough for 4 drinks.
*Substitute the mint with fresh lemon balm if desired.
The lemonade is also delicious without the herbs. You can even a splash of vodka for an evening cocktail.
Recipe via California Kiwifruit Commission