THE PERFECT SUMMER BEVERAGE

lemon limeade summer beverage

What says “SUMMER” more than a glass of refreshing lemonade on ice?
Last week I hit another wave of extreme pregnancy nausea, where plain water made me want to vomit and whatever water I could keep down felt like a brick in my stomach ๐Ÿ˜› ย Being terrified of becoming dehydrated, I had to start coming up with some ways to keep extra fluids down.
One afternoon I stumbled upon some random lemons and limes in the fridge that I didn’t know we had (maybe I should clean my fridge out more, oops). ย I couldn’t think of any dishes they would go well with (that I’d be in the mood to cook) any time soon, but I certainly didn’t want them to go bad. ย Then I light bulb went on. ย M
AKE SOME FRESH LEMON-LIMEADE! ย And thus this thirst quenching beauty came about. ย Kylie and I finished the entire thing in one afternoon. ย Minus about 1/2 cups worth that I FORCED myself to save for Daniel…probably the hardest thing I’ve had to do. ย I forget just how easy homemade lemonade is. ย AND you do away with all the unnecessary sugars, preservatives and who knows what else! ย You can even make this on the healthy side by using honey, stevia or agave as the sweetener.

Here’s the recipe I used
*You can use a juicer if you like, but when I’m only juicing lemons/limes I don’t like all the extra clean up, so I prefer to use a simple hand juicer like this one.

Lemon-LimeAde

3 Lemons

2 limes

1/3 c granulated sugar *adjust to taste

approx 8 c water

***Juice the lemons and limes, remove any seeds. ย Pour into pitcher, add the sugar, then the water. ย Adjust water/sugar to taste.

ENJOY!

summer lemon limeade

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.”

butterfly

-Brian Wilson

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