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Sugar-Free Summer Iced Berry Limeade

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Everybody knows how to make traditional lemonade from fresh lemons, water, sweetener and ice. But how about trying something different? Yesterday, I made a perfect summer berry lemonade that was almost zero-carb and still had an amazing taste using just natural ingredients — no artificial sweeteners and no colourings.

The simple rule is to use frozen berries. Using fresh berries wouldn't release as much juice and unless you squeeze them, your lemonade would taste dull. Try this simple way to save extra carbs and great even for those that are calorie-conscious! :-)

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Note: The nutritional values in this recipe are estimated, as some of the ingredients are not fully used and are discarded.

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 cup)

Net carbs1.7 grams
Protein0.1 grams
Fat0 grams
Calories7 kcal

Calories from carbs 95%, protein 4%, fat 1%

Total carbs1.8 gramsFiber0.1 gramsSugars0.8 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium10 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium4 mg(1% RDA)Potassium24 mg(1% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 5 cups)

  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1 lime or lemon, juiced (4 tbsp)
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 15-20 drops liquid Stevia extract or other healthy low-carb sweetener from this list
  • 4 cups of water, still or sparkling (960 ml)
  • ice cubes to taste
  • Optional: lime or leon slices

Instructions

  1. I used a mixture of frozen berries: wild blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, sour cherries and currants. You can use any berries you want, the carb count will be very similar.
    Sugar-Free Summer Iced Berry Limeade
  2. Place everything into a large bottle and fill it with water. Add lime juice and optionally lime or lemon slices. Note that if you are using lime, peel the rind to avoid a bitter aftertaste in your lemonade. Sugar-Free Summer Iced Berry Limeade
  3. Add 15-20 drops of stevia or more if you wish and leave for 15 minutes or best results leave in the fridge overnight. Pour into a serving glass, top with ice and enjoy! Tip: You can refill the bottle and repeat the steps 2-3 times and make more lemonade as long as there is some flavour left! Sugar-Free Summer Iced Berry Limeade

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Berries, mixed, frozen, unsweetened (juice only)
0.8 g0 g0 g4 kcal
Lime (juice), fresh
1 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Mint, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Stevia extract (SweetLeaf or NuNaturals, natural low-carb sweetener)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Ice cubes
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 cup
1.7 g0.1 g0 g7 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (3)

Hi Martina, I'm writing to thank you for this wonderful recipe.
I made some last night and am so enjoying it right now 😊
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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I figured out lemon doesn't give it any bitter aftertaste like lime does. If I make a single serving, I can use the lime because I know it won't get bitter before I finish it. When I make it in advance and keep it in the fridge, I use the lemon - no aftertaste 😊

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Yummy!! I wish summer was a bit faster here 😊

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