Healthy Lemonade

Healthy Lemonade (92)

I got home from Calgary late Sunday night and all I could think about was lemonade.

Not just any lemonade, the (good) homemade stuff. The 10 lemon crushing, finger stinging, water and sugar boiling, lemonade.

And not just a glass of it, I wanted a big ‘ol pitcher of it.

So, Kevin (bless his patient heart) and I went to the store, grabbed a bag of lemons, and squeezed lemons for a good, long time.

We didn’t have a pitcher (because most of our things are packed in boxes at this point) so we used a flower vase and a couple of mason jars.

Best.night.ever.

Healthy Lemonade (71)

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Healthy Lemonade
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Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 6
 
Refreshingly light and sugar-reduced lemonade recipe that has all the flavor, with less empty calories than conventional lemonade.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  2. Once boiled, remove from heat and add to a glass pitcher.
  3. Add lemon juice and remaining water.
  4. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours to chill.
  5. Serve with ice cubes.
Notes
To keep vegan: do not use honey
To make the lemonade safe for candida diet: use xylitol

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Add sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

Once boiled, remove from heat and add to a glass pitcher.

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Add lemon juice and remaining water.

Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours to chill.

Serve with ice cubes.

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And there you have it, lemonade sans white sugar!

Oh my gosh, I need to make more of this.

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I’m in the mood to make more Summery drinks… and I bet you have a couple up YOUR sleeve!

Do you have a favorite Summer-themed drink that you want healthified?

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  1. Do you boil the honey with water? Won’t that destroy everything in it?

  2. Great Idea! Coconut sugar, however, is an extremely unstustainable food source and should be avoided if possible! Local honey is the safest way to go. Also, Xylitol contains powdered nickel-aluminum alloy because of the commercial proccessing. Go Organic and/or Local/Fair-trade <3

    • You’re welcome! I cannot recall as this is a pretty old recipe. 1 lemon usually yields about 4 tbsp juice.

  3. The lemonade is amazing , I have just made it for my partner who is suffering from kidney stones as homemade lemonade we have read helps . It’s delicious we are both converted , home made only now .

  4. Looks great and refreshing!

    Somehow the “Pain” of squeezing all of those lemons makes the lemonade taste that much better!

    Good to know how to make it without the white sugar, and as always the pics are spectacular – looks great in those mason jars!

    Jay

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