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When life gives you lemon, make lemonade. Right? Every week I order a fruit box from my organic grocer and get different organic fruits. This week I received a mini pineapple, 2 oranges and 2 lemons. I decided to make some homemade lemonade with my lemons because the weather has been so hot lately. Most people think that to make lemonade you need 1-2 cups of sugar, but that's not true. I love using stevia powder as you only need ⅛ of a teaspoon to sweeten a litre of lemonade! The entire jar only has 19 calories and 6.68g of carbs! Talk about healthy!
I usually squeeze the lemon using a lemon squeezer and also usually scoop out the pulp and put it in the water. This is optional, but I like it when my lemonade has parts of the lemon in it. This lemonade is so refreshing, the perfect combination of lemon and sweetness. I like adding a couple of ice cubes into it to have a nice cold lemonade. You can also make this lemonade with lime, and I'm tempted to try making it with grapefruit! I found the sweetness was just enough for me but you could always add 1/16 tsp of stevia at a time until your desired sweetness.
I haven't made this lemonade with other sugars, like coconut or maple, because I want to cut on the carbs and calories. The sweetness of the stevia is enough for me, but you could always try with those sweeteners too. When the lemonade is done, I usually slice the lemon that I squeezed the juice out of and put it in the jar. It makes the lemonade look really pretty! Just make sure to thoroughly clean the skin of the lemon! The lemon I used was quite big and gave me about 5 tbsp of lemon juice, so you may need to use 1-2 lemons for this recipe!
- Wash the skin of your lemons.
- Using a lemon squeezer, squeeze the juice out of your lemons until you have about 5 tbsp. Discard the seeds. Slice the leftover lemon into thick slices.
- In a large jar, add the lemon juice, water and stevia powder. Shake well.
- Add the slices of lemons to the jar.
- Serve cold with some ice cubes if you wish!
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