Diabetic Cooking

Blackberry Lemonade

Preparation time: 10 minutes.


  • 3 cups fresh blackberries (or thawed, unsweetened frozen blackberries)
  • 3 cups plus 4 cups cold water
  • 6 packets NutraSweet (may add more or use less depending on sweetness of blackberries)
  • 1 tub (approximately 1/2 ounce) sugar-free pink lemonade mix
  • 9 sprigs fresh mint


Place blackberries, 3 cups of water, NutraSweet, and drink mix in blender, cover, and process until smooth. Pour half of fruit mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a 2-quart pitcher. Use a large spoon to help force juice through strainer. Discard solids in strainer and rinse out. Strain remaining fruit mixture. Add 4 cups of water to blackberry lemonade in pitcher. Stir well. Serve over ice and garnish each glass with a fresh mint sprig.

Yield: 9 cups.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 23 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: Free.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.