Homemade Low Calorie Lemonade Recipe with Stevia

29 Jul

Ahhhh. Lemonade and summertime = perfection. Try out my super easy low calorie lemonade recipe that is made from scratch and stevia. It reminds me of the shaken lemonade that you get at the fair with way too much sugar!

I recently wrote an article on my fave low cal lemonade drink mix that I use when I’m in a hurry and on the go, but this recipe is quite simple to make. What I do need to mention before I begin with the recipe is that you’ll need to add lemons and stevia according to your taste. Additionally, some lemons may be bigger or juicier than others, so my ingredients aren’t set in stone. The great thing about this lemonade recipe is that you can just add a bit more water if too tart, or a bit more stevia.

You’ll Need:

  • 8-10 oz cold spring water
  • 2 fresh lemons (I use organic)
  • 1-4 packets of stevia (again, this depends on the brand you use and the strength of the stevia in powdered form)
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Lemon juicer
  • A shake-able container with lid
  • Optional – lemon wedge and  spring of fresh mint for garnish

Directions:

  1. Juice the lemons.
  2. Pour the lemon juice and stevia into your shakeable container.
  3. Shake really well (stevia needs some time to mix!)
  4. Keep shaking.
  5. Add in a few ounces of water and shake some more.
  6. Add in half of the juiced lemon (if you’d like too).
  7. Add in the ice.
  8. Add the rest of the water.
  9. And shake!!!!
  10. Optional – garnish with a lemon wedge and/or sprig of fresh mint.
Again – it is really important to taste as you go along; all of our tastes different and some like their lemonade more tart or sweet than I might. Enjoy!!

Variations

Low Calorie Strawberry Lemonade!
In a small bowl, crush 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries. Mix the juice and crushed berries into your lemonade.
Low Calorie Limeade!
Substitute the juice of 1/2 lime for one lemon in the recipe. (Lime juice is typically stronger than lemon juice)
Low Calorie Pomegranate Lemonade!
Add a few tablespoons of pure pomegranate juice. This will require less stevia in the original base recipe.
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2 Responses to “Homemade Low Calorie Lemonade Recipe with Stevia”

  1. Nicole 30. Jan, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Love the recipe; however, it would’ve been nice to have one for an entire pitcher of lemonade instead of simply a single glass.

  2. margaret davis 30. Jul, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    just found this on google – great blog! anyways, will definitely buy some fresh lemons and stevia tomorrow when i go grocery shopping and make this – thank you!!!! i’m guessing the acid in the lemon will cut that stevia taste, if you know what i mean.

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