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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The All Time Favorite Summer Drink: Lemonade, Naturally

Before you start guzzling gallons of this all time favorite summer beverage, take a moment to think about what's in YOUR lemonade.  Does your lemonade come from a powdered mix that makes the water magically turn yellow (or, *gasp* pink??)?  Does your lemon juice come from a little plastic lemon or a green bottle?  Are you dumping in cup fulls of the chemically altered white stuff known as sugar, or worse yet, are you using Splenda or other artificial sweetener, also known as Aspartame???  If you aren't using 100% natural and organic ingredients in your lemonade, then it's time to rethink your recipe and examine what you are truly putting into your body.  I've got another easy recipe for you, and the best thing is NO calories, NO sugar and NO artificial sweeteners.  HOW?  Check it out...

About 4 qts water (filtered or spring)
1 1/2 c lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
3  tsp liquid stevia  (more or less to taste)
Fill a 4 quart pitcher with the water, almost to the top, leaving 2 inches of space for other ingredients and stirring.  Add lemon juice and stevia.  Serve cold, over ice, with a slice of lemon and hit the beach!


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