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Sugar Free Lemonade


Description

This sugar free lemonade is absolutely delicious and so easy! My husband thought it was made with white sugar, and it has become a staple in our fridge. THM Fuel Pull

This recipe is a THM sipper drink – a drink that can be sipped on all day without having to worry about conflicting fuel types or taking in a constant stream of calories.

You can easily multiply this recipe for a larger batch or make half the recipe in a quart jar for a single serve sipper for the afternoon!


Ingredients

  • 3 lemons (medium-large lemons, approx 5-6 oz each)
  • ¼ cup THM Super Sweet Blend (to taste)
  • Pinch of salt

 

  • Cold water and ice to make 2 quarts

Instructions

  1. Wash the lemons. Roll them on the counter with some pressure from your hand to get the juices flowing, then slice them thinly. Place the slices in a quart sized jar with the sweetener and salt, then use a wooden spoon – or the tamper from your Vitamix blender, like I did – to mash the lemons and release all the juices, dissolving the sweetener at the same time. Pour the juice through a fine mesh strainer into a half gallon jar.
  2. Add some cold water to the lemon mixture in the quart jar, top with a lid, and shake to get all the juice and sweetener out of the lemon rinds. Strain again, and add this liquid to the half gallon jar too.
  3. Top off the half gallon jar with enough ice and cold water to make 2 quarts. Taste and adjust sweetness or lemon if needed. (Feel free to dilute even more if you like.) Serve over ice. Lemonade is at its very best when freshly made, but it can also be made ahead no problem.

Notes

Please use real lemons, not bottled juice. There’s a pretty big difference in flavor. With real lemons, you get those naturally occurring oils from the rinds that boost the flavor.

The pinch of salt just serves to round out the sweetness and curb any bitterness.

I found that leaving the rinds in the lemonade makes it bitter very quickly. You can use the leftover lemon rinds to flavor water!

Sweetener: I chose to use THM Super Sweet Blend in this recipe because I wanted something with a more rounded flavor than pure stevia, but I didn’t want to break the bank on tons of THM Gentle Sweet (or give people the runs with lots of liquified xylitol). Feel free to use your favorite low glycemic sweetener to taste, but this is what I liked in terms of taste and budget.

Tweaks: The first time I made this I added ½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder (vanilla extract would also work). It was neat for something different but the lemonade looked a little murky and I think I prefer the plain version. You could use sparkling water in place of regular water for a sparkling lemonade! Adding some fresh mint along with the lemons in the muddling stage would also be neat. Limeade would be a nice twist. (Since limes are usually smaller than lemons you’ll need to approximate how many you’ll need and adjust to taste.)

Allergy info: Gluten, egg, dairy, and nut free

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: THM FP, low carb, low fat, sugar free, gluten free, dairy free

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