I’ve really been trying hard to incorporate some of the Trim Healthy Mama ideas into my everyday diet and one way I’ve found to do that is with this version of lemonade. I’m not sure if this would be entirely on the plan but it has been a lifesaver for me as I’m constantly wanting something sweet to sip on and Mr. Awesome doesn’t want me messing with his Sweet Tea! Sometimes I do mix this half and half with sweet tea for myself though.
You don’t have to add the ‘extra’ ingredients but they make this a vitamin-packed drink that is full of prebiotics and all kinds of good stuff that help keep you healthy while you stay hydrated too! I mix up a gallon of this and it lasts me 2-4 days. I love using my new Pioneer Woman drinking glass for this stuff too!
If you want the ‘real stuff’ you can check out this Old-Fashioned Lemonade recipe.
Lemonade With A Twist
- 6-8 lemons, juiced to make 1 cup (or use 1 cup of bottled lemon juice)
- 1 -1 1/2 c. sugar I have been using Stevia or Monkfruit in place of the sugar)
- 2-4 T. honey, optional
- 6-8 T. apple cider vinegar (I like to use one with the mother)
- 3-4 t. ground ginger
- 2-6 T. Baobab powder (Start with just a little of this until you get used to it)
- 8 c. water (cold water)
- ice cubes (enough ice to fill the rest of the jar)
- mineral salt to taste, if desired
- sliced lemons (optional)
Combine everything in a gallon size pitcher and stir well.
Add ice and then add enough water to fill the container, stir again.
Adjust the sweetness to your taste. Chill and Enjoy!
Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
You could also try this with sparkling water for a little something extra.
You can also serve this with ginger ice cubes if desired.
Take some grated ginger and place small portions in an ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze. Once frozen these can be stored in a Ziploc baggie to use in whatever you desire.
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