This Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade is made with 4 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes! Paleo & Vegan-Friendly!

There are so many things I love about summer! Warm weather, pool days, flip flops! I’m not exaggerating when I say that I took the kids swimming every.single.day. last summer {if the pool was open and it wasn’t raining}. It was glorious!

When we lived in Chicago {born, raised and lived there until 4 years ago}, once summer hit, we always visited the beaches along Lake Michigan.  One of my main motivations for these beach trips was to eat at my favorite restaurant in the entire world {which has since closed down…whomp whomp}.

I’m actually not surprised they are closed, because even though they served the best Lebanese food I’ve ever eaten, they totally lacked in the customer service department. Literally over half of the times we went to eat there, the restaurant was closed when it should’ve been open…not the best business model if you ask me!  LOL!

This Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade was inspired by this restaurant. We would end our long beach days with a delicious meal accompanied by a giant glass of orange blossom lemonade and our hearts and bellies would be filled. When we moved to Utah, I knew I needed to create a healthier version of our favorite summer drink!

This Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade is made with 4 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes! Paleo & Vegan-Friendly!

Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade: Method 

This Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade is made with only four ingredients and comes together in less than 5 minutes {with the help of a Vitamix}! If you don’t have a Vitamix, you can use another high powered blender. I have also included stovetop direction in the recipe!

Note: Begin by adding 3 cups of water. If you want to hurry the cooling process along, you can add ice instead of the last 1 cup of water. Make sure you taste the lemonade before you dilute it with either water or ice, to be sure it suits your tastes!

 

This Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade is made with 4 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes! Paleo & Vegan-Friendly!

Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade: Substitutions 

There are only 4 ingredients people, and one is water so obviously there’s no substitute for that! 😉

Honey: you could use maple syrup, agave, or any other liquid sweetener to sweeten this lemonade, however honey is by far my favorite.

Lemon juice: Feel free to use fresh or bottled lemon juice. The only bottled variety I buy is Santa Cruz Organic because it’s 100% real lemon juice!

Orange blossom water: If you have other extracts you love (regular orange, lemon, etc) you could try them. I think the Orange Blossom Water is what really sets this recipe apart though, so I really don’t recommend making substitutions for it!

This Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade is made with 4 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes! Paleo & Vegan-Friendly!

Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade

Ingredients

Instructions

    Make in the blender:
  1. Place lemon juice and honey into your Vitamix.
  2. Start on low and increase speed to high, then blend until combined and smooth.
  3. Add 3 cups of water and blend until combined.
  4. Add orange blossom water and pulse two times.
  5. Taste and add more water to your liking. (Note: if you want to serve it faster add ice instead of another 1 cup of water)!
  6. Transfer mixture to a large pitcher and cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours!
  7. Drink and enjoy!
  8. Make on the stovetop:
  9. Add lemon juice and honey in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, whisking constantly until honey is dissolved.
  10. Add 3 cups of water and orange blossom water and whisk to combine.
  11. Taste and add more water to your liking. (Note: if you want to serve it faster add ice instead of another 1 cup of water)!
  12. Transfer mixture to a large pitcher and cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours!
  13. Drink and enjoy!
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This Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade is made with 4 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes! Paleo & Vegan-Friendly!

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