Strawberry juice with added lemon is super easy to make, delicious and refreshing, especially during the hot summer months when you can get a lot of fresh strawberries easily.
Strawberry juice from the stores is surely delicious and one of my favorites, but this homemade strawberry lemon juice using fresh strawberries and lemons is so simple and easy to make and you can also adjust the sugar based on your preference.
You just need fresh strawberries, lemon, sugar and cold water to make this delicious, refreshing strawberry juice at home which tastes much like fresh strawberry lemonade in flavor!
Strawberries are so colorful, yummy and healthy fruits and when the strawberry flavor combines with healthy citrus lemon flavor this taste amazing.
The good thing is that you are making your own fresh strawberry lemon juice at home following this easy fresh strawberry lemon juice recipe using fresh strawberries and fresh lemon juice.
What Is Strawberry Juice Good For?
Strawberry juice is a delicious, refreshing drink for hot summer months or any time of the year when you have good quality strawberries.
This is not only delicious, but it is also nutritious since strawberries themselves come with so much nutients in them.
Strawberry Juice Health Benefits
Strawberry juice is high in fibers (when not filtered) and also full of antioxidants which has its health benefits.
It is also known to be good for skin, hair etc as it contains high amount of vitamin C, potassium and many minerals and other nutrients.
It is also believed to improve immunity in general, because of its high levels of Vitamin C.
Just like any other food or drinks, be mindful and enjoy this juice in moderation as well, since the use of too much of anything won’t be good.
You can read here more about the benefits of drinking the juice from strawberries when its made without adding any sugar probably.
In this strawberry juice, we also use lemons (and sugar) along with strawberries to make the juice.
Strawberries and lemons are not only delicious in drinks and desserts but they are also full of nutrients and have a lot of health benefits.
You can read more about the nutrition, facts and health benefits of strawberries here and you can find the health benefits and nutrition of lemons here.
However, in this strawberry juice recipe, we also use some sugar to add sweetness and balance the slight tartness of strawberries & lemon.
If you are looking to drink strawberry juice only for its health benefits, you may want to skip the sugar and replace the sugar with any natural sweeteners of your choice.
You can always adjust the amount of sugar based on your preference and you may also replace white sugar with natural sweetners like maple syrup, honey etc if you wish to make it more healthy.
You may even skip the sweetener totally, if the strawberries are very sweet or if you do not want to add any extra sweetener for the optimal health benefits of drinking strawberry juice.
This recipe is actually a strawberry juice recipe flavored with citrus lemon juice, so our emphasis is on preparing refreshing fruit juice using fresh strawberries as the main ingredient and flavoring it using few drops of lemon juice for the amazing and refreshing taste.
So it also resembles strawberry lemonade in taste and flavor though strawberry lemonade is supposed to have more lemon flavor and more sweetness.
Sure you can skip the lemon juice if you are looking for a pure fresh strawberry juice without any citrus flavors, if that is what you want.
This juice recipe is very flexible, you can adjust the ingredients and make new flavors as you wish.
How To Make Homemade Strawberry Juice?
We need the following ingredients to make this refreshing, delicious and easy juice from strawberries at home.
Ingredients To Make Strawberry Juice
1 cup fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste
3/4 cup water chilled
2 ice cubes optional
Step By Step Instructions
Wash the strawberries in water really well and cut the leaves if any. You can use a strawberry huller to make the job more easy.
Cut the strawberries in to halves or more to make the blending more easy.
Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Strain the juice to filter out any seeds (optional) and serve in tall glass cups, enjoy!
Notes: If you are saving the strawberry lemon juice for later use, you should refrigerate it as the juice taste best when used cold.
You may also freeze the this juice for a few days or more ( I haven’t done this for more than a few days) in ice cube trays and blend as needed.
Can You Use Frozen Strawberries To Make Strawbery Juice?
Yes, you may also use frozen strawberries to make the juice.
Just make sure to use good quality strawberries for best results!
If you are using frozen strawberries, you can skip the ice cubes.
However, if you are using frozen strawberries to make the juice, I wouldn’t recommend saving the juice for more time for later use.
Can You Double The Recipe?
Yes, you can easily double the recipe for strawberry juice!
This recipe is for just one serving, but you can easily double, triple or make even more servings of the juice by increasing the ingredients accordingly.
To double the recipe to make 2 servings of juice, you can use two cups of strawberries, 1.5 cups water, 4 tablespoons lemon juice and 4 tablespoons sugar (may adjust based on preference).
Also you may make many servings of the juice, by increasing the amount of strawberries used and also increasing the other ingredients proportionally.
Strawberry Kiwi Juice
Strawberry and kiwi fruits make a very delicious and unique combination and you can make delicious and refreshing drink using strawberries and kiwis.
To make strawberry kiwi juice, you can replace about 1/2 cup of fruits with one kiwi fruit and you may need to increase the sugar as well since the kiwis can be really sour sometimes.
If you can fine slightly less sour kiwi fruits that will be the best choice but you can also use the sour kiwi to make delicious strawberry kiwi juice, just adjust the amount of sugar as needed to add sweetness to the juice and to balance the tartness of kiwis.
My most favorite variety of kiwi fruit to use for making juice is the Newzealand kiwi with slightly yellow flesh inside.
If you want to double the recipe for strawberry kiwi juice, instead of using 2 cups of strawberries you can use one cup of strawberries and 2 kiwi fruits.
Also you will need to increase the amount of sugar (or other sweetners like honey or maple syrup) to balance the tartness of kiwi fruit.
This is, if you love the kiwi flavor in the juice!
If you prefer the strawberry flavor more, you can add more strawberries and adjust the amount of kiwis accordingly, based on your preferences.
Just like strawberry kiwi juice, strawberry kiwi fruit salad is also very delicious and simple and easy to make!
More Strawberry Recipes:
Below you can get the recipe for strawberry lemon juice in detail.
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste
- 3/4 cup water chilled
- 2 Ice cubes optional
- Wash the strawberries in water really well and cut the leaves if any. You can use a strawberry huller to make the job more easy.Cut the strawberries in to halves or more to make the blending more easy.
- Add all the ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth!
- Strain the juice to filter out any seeds (optional) and serve in tall glass cups, enjoy!