Sunday, August 17, 2014

How To Make Lemonade

How To Make Lemonade
This is a repost from Elana's Pantry.

Making lemonade from scratch is fantastic for a bunch of reasons.

First, it tastes incredible. There’s nothing like freshly squeezed juice from real lemons. Making your own also allows you to avoid the nasty chemicals and preservatives in store bought lemonade. However, the biggest reason I like to make homemade lemonade is to avoid the sugar in the store bought stuff.

Lemons are incredibly healthy and full of amazing phyto-nutrients. They are also a great source of Vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants around. Further, lemon juice is very alkaline, balancing the pH of the body, and it is also incredibly helpful to the immune system.

How to Make Lemonade

2 quarts water
1 cup lemon juice
½ teaspoon stevia

In a large pitcher combine water, lemon juice, and stevia.  Serve over ice.
Garnish with herbs of your choice if desired.
Serves 4

For the best flavor result in this lemonade recipe be sure to use a brand of stevia that is of excellent quality. My preference is NuNaturals stevia. I cannot consistently find it at the grocery stores in my area, so I purchase it online.

A hand held juicer as pictured gives the greatest health benefits and flavor.  The beneficial oils in the skin of the rind are released adding great depth to the flavor as well as health bebenifts.

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