Refreshing Basil Lemon-Limeade Slushy

A couple of us girls at my birthday lunch chose to quench our thirst with a freshly squeezed basil lemon-limeade.

I was totally one of those girls!

Basil? Oh yes…

It was love at first sip, but man was it a challenging to recreate.

I gave up after 3 failed attempts and the peel of 15 lemons in the trash.

Have you ever tried to peel a lemon? Don’t. It’s ridiculously challenging.

Please don’t tell me there’s a tool for it. I think I’ll lose my mind?!

… is there?

I opted to go a different route. Enter the slushy [with lemon + lime juice instead of pulp]!

Refreshing Basil Lemon-Limeade Slushy

Vegan [do not use honey], Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free


  • 2/3 cup of sweetener like honey, agave, coconut sugar or 1/8-1/4 teaspoon white powder stevia *see note
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves + a couple extra leaves for garnish
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice [3-4 medium lemons]
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice [about 4 medium limes]
  • 1/4 cup not from concentrate apple juice
  • 2 cup cold water
  • 2 cup ice


Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until ice is broken up. Pour into glasses immediately and garnish with lime or lemon wedges and extra basil leaves.

Makes ~6 cups.

note: I used stevia for the first batch and honey for the second. I liked the taste of the honey version more, but 2/3 a cup is a bit much.

The basil adds so much flavor!

You better believe I’ll be serving this when Kevin’s family visits from Germany next week. I’m positive it will make a lasting first impression!

I’ve been doing a lot of meal planning in preparation for their visit; which I will share later with you in an upcoming post!

Weekly meal planning for myself has to be my favorite things, but meal planning for others can be a challenge. How do you make sure that everyone is satisfied?

Do you plan meals when you have guests staying with you for more than a couple of days?

Any dishes you think I should make to WOW them?

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