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Recipe and Lifestyle blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a recipe for color changing lemonade made with butterfly pea powder.

Colour Changing Lemonade

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemonade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Bella
This colour changing lemonade recipe might be the closest thing you’ll ever get to real-life magic. Often called galaxy lemonade for its mesmerizing, beautiful colors, this recipe makes the perfect refreshing drink.
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  • 8 cups Water boiling
  • 4 Tbsp butterfly pea powder
  • 2 Cup lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 3 Tbsp sugar or honey


  • Boil water, add the butterfly pea powder. Stir and refrigerate to cool completely.
  • Fill tall glasses with ice and fill 3/4 way with chilled butterfly pea mixture.
  • Stir your sweetener of choice into the lemon juice.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup sweetened lemon juice into each glasses and watch the color change.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.