Blueberry Basil Lemonade with Ginger

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2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup chopped dates
5 cups water, divided
1/2 cup packed fresh basil
2 inch piece fresh ginger, chopped
2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice


Place blueberries, dates and 1 cup of the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until berries start to burst. Transfer to a high-powered blender, along with the basil, ginger and lemon zest. Blend until very smooth.

Add remaining 4 cups of water and fresh lemon juice to the pitcher. Refrigerate until cool. Serve with ice.

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Serves 6

Per Serving:

Calories 105
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrates 28 g
Sugars 21 g
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Fiber 3.5 g
Beta-Carotene 70 ug
Vitamin C 16 mg
Calcium 26 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Folate 13 ug
Magnesium 19 mg
Potassium 237 mg
Zinc 0.2 mg
Selenium 0.8 ug

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