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! :-)
Nutritional values (per serving, 1 cup)
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Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (96.7%), protein (2.8%), fat (0.5%)
The nutritional values are estimated: I only counted with a fraction of each ingredient, more specifically 1/4: most of the ingredients are not fully used and are discarded.
Ingredients (large bottle, 4 servings)
- 1 cup mixed frozen berries (150 g / 5.3 oz)
- 1 lime or lemon, sliced
- 1 cup fresh mint
- 15-20 drops liquid Stevia extract (Clear / Berry) or other healthy low-carb sweetener from this list
- 1 large bottle water, still or sparkling (~ 4 cups)
Note: The nutritional values are estimated: I only counted with a fraction of each ingredient, more specifically 1/4: most of the ingredients are not fully used and are discarded. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
- Simply wash the mint and cut the lime into small wedges. Take the berries from the freezer.
Note: I used a mixture of frozen berries: wild blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, sour cherries and currants. You can use any berries you want, the carbs count will be very similar.
- Place everything into a large bottle and fill it with water.
- Add 15-20 drops of stevia or more if you wish and leave for 15 minutes or more. The longer you leave it, the more taste you will get. For best results, leave in the fridge overnight.
UPDATE: Lime peel will cause bitterness, especially after a couple of hours. To avoid this, you can either use lemon slices, or lime juice (without the peel).
- Pour into a serving glass, top with ice and enjoy!
Note: You can refill the bottle and repeat the steps 2-3 times and make more lemonade as long as there is some flavour left!
Stay tuned, more summer recipes will follow soon ;-)
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