It’s sweet, tart, and perfectly refreshing!
National Lemonade Day is here and we all know what that means! The scavenger hunt for the quarters begins!
Since 2007, Lemonade Day has been dedicated to the children from all over the world who set up a stand in their front yard and pour a home-squeezed glass of lemonade to neighbors for a couple of quarters. Lemonade Day recognizes the young and hard-working entrepreneurs who raise money for various reasons, ranging from supporting their favorite Charity to being able to purchase the newest toy in the market all on their own!
As much as we would love to drink any lemonade out there, let us help your blood sugar! Check out these recipes for homemade and diabetic-friendly lemonade!
Recipe 1: Staying Classy
1 cup (240mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6-7 medium lemons)
4 cups (960mL) cold water
1 tbsp (12g) powdered stevia
Add all of the ingredients to a pitcher or large bowl
stir until the stevia has completely dissolved
Serve immediately over ice, or cover and chill until ready to serve.
Recipe 2: Minty Fresh
1/2 cup fresh organic lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh organic mint leaves
Add water, lemon juice, stevia, and mint leaves to a very large pitcher or 8-cup/half gallon mason jar
Stir and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
Recipe 3: Lemons, Mint, and Sparkled Water
Several fresh mint leaves
1 12-oz. can sparkling water
1/2 – 1 dropper of liquid lemon flavored stevia
Squeeze the juice out of a lemon into a 16-oz. Glass.
Rub a couple of mint leaves together in your hands to release the oils
Add the mint leaves to the glass.
Stir the mint leaves and lemon
Add ice to the glass until half full of ice and lemons.
Pour some of the sparkling water into the glass until half full
Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.
Garnish with a mint and/or a lemon slice and enjoy!