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Turning Lemons into Lemonade

gluten free lemonade

I have been guzzling gallons of my favorite summer beverage during this hot spell. It’s another easy one, and better yet, has no sugar or artificial sweeteners.

How’s that possible? See for yourself…

Lemonade

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  • 2 quarts water
  • ΒΌ cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 4 dropper-fulls stevia
    1. Fill a 2 quart mason jar with water, almost to the top, leaving 2 inches of space for other ingredients
    2. Add lemon juice and 4 dropper-fulls of stevia
    3. Serve cold, over ice, with a slice of lemon

Serves 4

This delicious natural lemonade has no sugar, no calories and no artificial sweeteners!


posted on August 7, 2007, 12 comments

  1. LduToit

    Stevia is a plant. How do you get it into a dropper? How big is the dropper?

  2. LduToit – You can find more information on stevia here.

  3. LduToit

    Thanks, but the product is not available in this country. I will have to experiment on my own.

  4. LduToit- You can check out the “purchase” section (on the right hand side of my website) and they may be able to ship stevia internationally.

  5. Debbie

    Just made liquid Stevia by adding 1tsp of the powder to 3T of water.
    We were burning in the yard today. Parched throats. Made your lemonade w the liq Stevia substitute. I needed to add quite a bit more to sweeten. Think I’ll order the liquid.
    Peace,
    Debbie

  6. Rebecca Cherry

    Elana,
    i have made several recipes of yours and been quite happy. for the carrot cake, i used 1/2 cup applesauce in place of 2 of the eggs. YUMMY and so moist! my father loved the granola! my husband and i love the candy bars. i could go on…anyway, i wonder if you have ever heard of mallomars and if you would be up to the challenge of creating a gluten free/sugar free gourmet version of that cookie. if it is possible, you are the one to do it!

    Rebecca Cherry
    Portland, Oregon

  7. Hi Rebecca-

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your feedback. I will put mallomars on my list. Thanks especially for sharing your applesauce substitution which replaced some of the eggs in the carrot cake! What a great idea.

    Elana

  8. Stacie K

    This is very refreshing. My kids love it!

  9. Kitchen Butterfly @ kitchenbutterfly.com

    Delicious. I would love to make this with maple syrup or elderflower flavoured honey instead of the stevia. Thanks for the refresh

  10. Kirsten

    Ok, so I tried to make lemonade with the Stevia plant only. And there were sticks and leaves floating around in my drink. I probably choked about ten times before the lemonade was gone. Next time I will make sure that I use the dropper stevia or atleast grind it up first. Thenk you for this recipe.

  11. Nicki

    hello,

    I bought myself your Almond flour cookbook for Mothers Day and made the carrot cake. It was delicious!!! Everyone loved it. My husband and I are following a Paleo diet and most of your recipes are perfect for eating style. The coconut frosting didn’t turn out fluffy, but I didn’t have arrowroot powder, I used coconut flour. It was still tasty just more like a glaze. Love your recipes.

  12. a

    Anyone got an idea for what to use for a sweetener instead of stevia? If so, in what quantities??
    I can’t have sugar but I don’t like the taste of stevia and usually substitute it with xylitol but the problem is it’s not a liquid so i’m not sure what quantities to use….

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