Homemade Sugar-Free Mint Lemonade

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lemon (riper lemons are juicier) for each large glass of lemonade
  • Stevia – we use KAL brand Stevia (natural sugar-free herb which is considered by many to be the best choice for sugar replacement)
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves, fresh off the plant (I used leaves from a Peppermint Plant)

DIRECTIONS:

Juice the lemons.  First, roll the lemons on the kitchen counter, mashing them as you roll.  This helps make juicing easier.   Cut the lemons in half and take out all the seeds you can.  Here are a few suggestions on how to juice a lemon:

  • The old fashioned way:  squeeze, squeeze, squeeze each lemon half
  • Use an inexpensive juicer as pictured below.  (I bought mine in a resale shop years ago, and it’s probably considered an antique now.)
  • Use a Le Creuset Citrus Juicer (Christi, I listed this one for you)
  • Use a more expensive juicer (they range anywhere up to $549.00 – I don’t recommend this)

After you juice the lemons, add sweetener to taste (Stevia is what we use).  Pour over ice with mint leaves.

NOTE:  The Peppermint Plant is the very beginning of our garden this year.  I’m excited to finally start one because we had a huge garden during all of my childhood.  Our garden this year will start small.  I will be posting the progress with it under “Gardening.”

8 thoughts on “Homemade Sugar-Free Mint Lemonade

  1. That looks SO good! I’d love to start a garden one day… I have containers to start a (VERY VERY) small container garden for basil, parsley, and chives but that’ll be it for now!

    Also, with juicing lemons/limes – we cut ours in half and then stick a fork into the flesh of the fruit – twist the fork and it acts somewhat as a juicer (and is easier on your hands than squeezing)!
    .-= Christi´s last blog ..Friday Follow: Party Week =-.

  2. That’s a great idea about sticking a fork into the fruit and twisting it.The watermelon lemonade pops remind me of some all-natural fruit Popsicles we used to buy from a vendor in college.They were delish and more interesting than average, since the seeds from the watermelon were left intact.

  3. Used to have the tupperware ones a long time ago.You should be able to find some molds in your local supermarket.Homemade raspberry infused vodka and lemonade.I’m making Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Cucumbers in a light Sesame Ginger Dressing this weekend.I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  4. They were delish and more interesting than average,since the seeds from the watermelon were left intact.Used to have the tupperware ones a long time ago.You should be able to find some molds in your local supermarket.

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