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Monday, July 6, 2009

Healthy Lemonade Recipe

My kids and I made this one day when they asked for lemonade. Making a simple syrup can be time consuming so I opted for the agave nectar. This lemonade is not too sweet and the fresh lemon gives it a nice tart flavor.

We also served this at pre-school. The 3 to 5 yr olds gave it a double thumbs up! Hard to beat considering it has no refined sugar. Agave nectar also has a low glycemic index which means your blood sugar does not shoot up. You can even make individual lemonade right in your glass.

Remember, keeping key ingredients on hand is a great strategy for easy prep and cooking. Happy summer!

Healthy Lemonade

Crushed ice
4 lemons
2-3 Tbl agave nectar

1. In a 2 qt container, place enough crushed ice to fill about 1/4 of the container.
2. Squeeze fresh lemons and place juice in container. Add the agave nectar and then enough water to fill container.
3. Mix and taste. Add more agave if it's not quite sweet enough.

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