National Lemonade Day

It’s sweet, tart, and perfectly refreshing! May 2rd is here and we all know what that means! The scavenger hunt for the quarters begins! Sinc...

It’s sweet, tart, and perfectly refreshing!
May 2rd is here and we all know what that means! The scavenger hunt for the quarters begins!
Since 2007, Lemonade Day has been dedicated to the children from all over the world who set up a stand in their front yard and pour a home-squeezed glass of lemonade to neighbors for a couple of quarters. Lemonade Day recognizes the young and hard-working entrepreneurs who raise money for various reasons, ranging from supporting their favorite Charity to being able to purchase the newest toy in the market all on their own!
As much as we would love to drink any lemonade out there, let us help your blood sugar! Check out these recipes for homemade and diabetic-friendly lemonade!

Recipe 1: Staying Classy

1 cup (240mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6-7 medium lemons)
4 cups (960mL) cold water
1 tbsp (12g) powdered stevia
Directions:
Add all of the ingredients to a pitcher or large bowl
stir until the stevia has completely dissolved
Serve immediately over ice, or cover and chill until ready to serve.

Recipe 2: Minty Fresh

8 cups filtered water
1/2 cup fresh organic lemon juice
1/2 tsp liquid stevia
1/2 cup fresh organic mint leaves
Lots of ice
Directions:
Add water, lemon juice, stevia, and mint leaves to a very large pitcher or 8-cup/half gallon mason jar
Stir and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
Serve chilled over ice

Recipe 3: Lemons, Mint, and Sparkled Water

1/2 of a fresh lemon
Several fresh mint leaves
Ice cubes
1 12-oz. can sparkling water
1/2 – 1 dropper of liquid lemon flavored stevia
Directions:
Squeeze the juice out of a lemon into a 16-oz. Glass.
Rub a couple of mint leaves together in your hands to release the oils
Add the mint leaves to the glass.
Stir the mint leaves and lemon
Add ice to the glass until half full of ice and lemons.
Pour some of the sparkling water into the glass until half full
Add the stevia
Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.
Gently stir
Garnish with a mint and/or a lemon slice and enjoy!