Why do we think you’ll love this Butterfly Pea Lemonade? Because:
It’s an amazing thirst quencher to sip on those hot, sunny days
it’s a super fun color changing drink to make
It’s sugar free and easy on your waistline
Sounds good? Let’s do it together!
We started with the classic lemonade recipe, made with juiced lemons, sugar, and water. But to give it that beautiful color you see in the picture, we replaced all the water with sweetened blue pea tea.
Blue pea tea is made by steeping dried butterfly pea flowers in hot water until they release their deep blue pigments.
The great thing about these pigments is that they are very sensitive to pH changes. If you mix them with an acid like lemon juice, they will turn purple.
So if you pour cold blue pea tea into lemon juice, you will see the color change from light blue to light purple right before your eyes. cool
If you don’t stir the lemonade, you’ll have a nice gradient from yellow to purple and purple to blue. No wonder butterfly pea soda is also called galaxy soda!
Because here at Foodaciously, we like things to look pretty And Be healthy, we made this Sugar Free Butterfly Pea Lemonade with Zero Calorie Erythritol.
Erythritol is a safe and natural sweetener that looks like granulated sugar and is almost as sweet. But it has no sugar or calories.
We use it all the time in our sugar-free recipes, like this Sugar-Free Lavender Lemonade.
Butterfly pea flowers are usually sold as dried or powdered flowers at your local Asian grocery store as they are native to Thailand and Malaysia. But you can also easily find them online.
You can use the dried flowers or the powder to make this lemonade. We’ll give you instructions for both in the following steps.
And if you’re wondering what else to make with butterfly pea flowers, check out these Thai blue sticky rice, butterfly pea cake, and butterfly pea smoothie recipes. You will love them!