Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Naturally Sweetened Lemonade

I'm sure you've heard the saying...

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS, MAKE LEMONADE!

When that happens, I'm here with a terrific recipe to make some tasty satisfying lemonade!

I have become SOO fond of Brenda at Sugar-Free Mom. She's impacting my life in a positive, and healthier way.

Having a hubby who is diabetic, I've learned to use healthy options in my baking.

Brenda is leading me in a more natural way to healthy foods and I am excited about this journey toward good health.

I tried this naturally sweetened lemonade the day after I saw it posted at Brenda's website. I have made it several times since and just served it to company recently.  They loved it also!

After all - enjoying lemonade is a refreshing way to cool down when the temps warm up.

And all this fresh lemon juice is good for you!

Hubby wanted to go out the day after I first made it and get more lemons!

Give it a 'twist' and a try....
Besides water, all you need are 2 ingredients!


And it's an extra special treat for those of us who are counting calories or counting WW points...

GET THIS!!  A glass of this awesome drink is only 9 calories and
0 (Yes, ZERO!) WW points!
 9 CALORIES PER SERVING!!! 0 POINTS!!!

(Brenda also has a simple recipe for Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Lemonade - click here

Don’t waste anything because once the lemons are squeezed (I saved some of the zest to put in the freezer too)  you can throw the rinds in your garbage disposal and have a clean-smelling kitchen.

WA-LA!

NATURALLY SWEETENED LEMONADE

6 fresh lemons, juiced

1 sliced lemon to add to glasses when serving, optional 
(original recipe says to add to pitcher, but we found it made the lemonade bitter) 

1 teaspoon liquid Stevia, lemon drop
(I used vanilla stevia)
(If you prefer using sugar, dissolve in hot water before adding)

2 quarts of water

1 cup ice cubes

Slice lemons in half, squeeze out juice into a bowl, remove seeds. Add juice to a large pitcher.

Add 2 quarts of water to a pitcher.

Stir in 1 teaspoon of stevia. Taste to decide if you want more or not.

Refrigerate until ready to serve; serve over ice and enjoy!!!

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