This healthy frosted lemonade recipe is totally life changing. Paleo and vegan, this frosty summer treat is creamy, tangy, and refreshing, with no unhealthy ingredients! This healthy frosted lemonade recipe is perfect for the spring and summer, and you’ll feel great about serving it to your family. No guilt in this healthy summer treat recipe at all! Perfect made with a high-speed blender like my favorite Vitamix.
I’m not one to get too hyperbolic too often (That’s a lie), but this healthy frosted lemonade recipe is life changing.
I have a thing for the frosted lemonade from Chick-Fil-A. I crave it every time I’m sick or getting over a stomach bug, and I wanted nothing but that for a couple weeks when I was in my first trimester this time. We don’t eat there often by any means, but I’ll occasionally go way out of my way to hook a sister up with this stuff.
The problem is, I don’t have a thing for what’s in the frosted lemonade there.
Icedream (milkfat and nonfat milk, sugar, contains less than 1% of: natural and artificial flavor, mono & diglycerides, guar gum, carrageenan, beta carotene [color]), water, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, sugar.
And hey – it could be worse! It almost always is with fast and processed foods, but a bunch of sugar (63 grams!), “artificial flavor,” carrageenan? Pass.
So, instead of just moving past this perma-craving, I decided I absolutely had to create a paleo and vegan healthy frosted lemonade recipe that’s dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, and totally guilt-free. I loaded it up with only a few ingredients: unsweetened almond yogurt and coconut cream, fresh lemon juice, honey (or maple syrup for vegan), and a touch of vanilla extract. Oh… and tons of ice, of course.
This healthy frosted lemonade is absolutely going to revolutionize your summer! After we whipped up the first one, my assistant and I sat around groaning about how unbelievably good it was: creamy and refreshing, sweet but not too sweet, tangy and perfect. We seriously bemoaned the pending disappearance of the healthy frosted lemonade batch I’d made, knowing we should probably not make an entire new batch but also what would our lives be without them?!
They’re really that good.
And the best part is that I feel great about giving it to my toddler or sipping a glass pregnant. Both the paleo and vegan versions of this healthy frosted lemonade recipe are loaded with nourishing foods: vitamin C-rich citrus, probiotic-laden yogurt, healthy-fat-heavy coconut cream, and that powerhouse: raw local honey. Of course, if you’re vegan, the swap for maple syrup is still a great one: sweet and rich with plenty of vitamins and minerals.
This healthy frosted lemonade comes together easily, too: I blended the liquids together and then chilled them for a little while. Then I crushed ice in my blender and poured in the healthy frosted lemonade liquid before whirring it all together one last time. So easy! And you can easily skip the chilling step, plus, if your fridge makes crushed ice, you’re all set. See? Life changing.
And if you’re into healthy Chick-Fil-A copycat recipes, you should check out my paleo + Whole30 Chick-Fil-A nuggets with Chick-Fil-A sauce or my vegan Chick-Fil-A tofu nuggets.
To make this healthy frosted lemonade recipe, I used…
Healthy Frosted Lemonade (Paleo, Vegan, Chick-Fil-A Copycat)
This healthy frosted lemonade recipe is totally life changing. Paleo and vegan, this frosty summer treat is creamy, tangy, and refreshing, with no unhealthy ingredients! This healthy frosted lemonade recipe is perfect for the spring and summer, and you'll feel great about serving it to your family. No guilt in this healthy summer treat recipe at all!
In a blender, blend together all ingredients except for ice. If your liquid is warm at all, chill first before the next step.
Right before serving: If your ice is not crushed, add it to your blender and pulse a few times until crushed and all big pieces are broken down. Add chilled lemon mixture and pulse until combined but frosty and smooth. Scrape into two serving glasses.