Skinny Summer Drink Cherry Tart Lemonade

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Summer has arrived and my cravings have begun for a daily, fruity refresher drink. I love adding fresh fruits and veggies into my summer drink recipes, or at the very least some plain ice water with a fresh squeeze of lemon or cucumber. These drink are always perfect for taking in some rays and fresh air, and something my kids can enjoy, too.

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While these fresh fruit drinks taste delicious, they can also be high in sugar. As harmless as these drinks sound by drinking too much of them could lead to big weight gains and other issues that come with a high sugar intake. My body naturally seems to need less food in the summer but with the heat it never seems to get enough of a refreshing drink, so with too much sugar that could be especially bad.  With SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener, I can enjoy my favorite drinks, such as tea or summer drink recipes without worrying about calories and extra carbs.

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Today I am going to show you how to make an easy fruit drink that has some pizazz in its color and taste.

Cherry juice has high levels of antioxidants and anthocyanin, a natural anti-inflammatory.  It’s not a drink people often think of but, like the cherry itself stands apart and can be used to make some amazing recipes.

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Skinny Summer Drink Cherry Tart Lemonade
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups of tart cherry juice pure-unsweetened
  • 3 cups of club soda/sparkling water
  • sweetener
  • ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Pour all of the ingredients into chilled glassed.
  2. Add sweetener to sweeten to your liking, if desired
  3. Add some ice and serve immediately.

 

*Note: Please be aware that at one 8-ounce serving of tart cherry juice contains 140 calories and 25 grams of sugar.  This is another reason why I don’t want to add any additional sugar.

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*1 squeeze equals 1/16 of a tsp

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20 Comments

  • Reply Amanda @ Adorkablii May 26, 2016 at 6:05 am

    I was on the phone with my friend when I pulled up your blog post and I read the name…. We both said That sounds do good right now! We are finally getting hit with the heat out this way and your drink sounds and looks so darn refreshing!!!! Beautiful photos!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin May 26, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Thank you so much Amanda… Hope you’ll enjoy this simple drink recipe

  • Reply kraushousemom May 26, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I love to mix juice with club soda and my kids always call anything with bubbles “sizzle”. This looks very refreshing, so I think I am going to make some of this “Cherry Lemonade Sizzle Juice”.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin May 26, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Agree.. A great way to save on calories and still very refreshing

  • Reply Pam May 26, 2016 at 10:43 am

    This sounds really good, I love finding refreshing new summer drinks to try. I love your pictures.

  • Reply Sarah May 26, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I love the idea of a tart mix with a cherry lemonade flavor drink! I will have to try to make this on a hot Summer day!

  • Reply Ana Elizabeth May 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Looks delicious! Good to know there’s a drink that will not just refresh us, but will also free us from calorie worries. 😀 For health and fitness conscious people and always looking for Zero Carbs, Zero Sugar. Zero Calories drink, this must be added on their list. I must buy this! 😀

  • Reply Jeanine Macintosh May 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Wow this looks so delicious and so refreshing. I was just telling my husband I would love to find some new drinks for this summer and make sure I keep hydrated!

  • Reply Eloise May 26, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    never tried something like this, it looks quite tasty! I’ll have to give it a try, thanks for sharing this!

  • Reply xoxobellablog May 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I love lemony drinks! I am always looking for ways to dress up my water in the summer months.

  • Reply Sam Sly May 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    That looks beautiful. I am a bit wary of sweeteners as I usually don’t like the flavor. But that looks and sounds really tempting.

  • Reply NYC Single MOm May 27, 2016 at 2:49 am

    i am always looking for ways to spice up my summer drinks. This sounds like a great choice. Definitely a keeper.

  • Reply Terri Ramsey Beavers May 27, 2016 at 4:50 am

    That is one refreshing looking beverage. I’ll have to try it, I use sweeteners instead of sugar but I don’t think I’ve tried this one yet, but I will.

  • Reply Rebecca Swenor May 27, 2016 at 5:42 am

    This sound like a great summer drink. Splenda Zero I am going to have to check out especially for the summer drinks. Thanks for sharing the sweetener.

  • Reply Jenn May 27, 2016 at 7:27 am

    This looks and sounds like a drink I would enjoy. I love pretty much anything cherry or lemon.

  • Reply Stephanie Pass May 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    This looks exactly like the kind of drink I love. I can’t wait to try it myself.

  • Reply Vidya Sudarsan May 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I am not a fan of sweeteners but the drink you have here does look very yummy!

  • Reply mimicutelips May 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    This looks really yummy and refreshing. I already love Cherry Lemonade.

  • Reply Peachy A. May 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I love Cherry Lemonade! The fact that it’s sugar free makes me want to drink it more!

  • Reply Alyssa C May 31, 2016 at 5:46 am

    This sounds like a very refreshing drink! It’s top on my summer to try list! Thank you for sharing

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