Who doesn’t like lemonade?
Whether you’re managing the “keto flu”, on the keto diet for the long-haul, need to rehydrate after a heavy workout, or are just looking for a refreshing summertime beverage that isn’t full of sugar — this Keto Lemonade is the perfect option!
Most store-bought or restaurant lemonade is chock-full of sugar in order to allow its sweet flavour to balance the sour flavour from the lemons. By making your own lemonade at home you’re in control of the sweetener!
Stevia (liquid) is the sweeter of choice in this recipe. Stevia has 0 calories, no sugar, and a powerful sweet flavour — meaning you only need a few drops! Plus, stevia liquid drops have a less metallic taste than the powdered form.
Lemon juice is a low-carb, natural source of electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and trace amounts of sodium. Just make sure you squeeze it fresh for the best flavour and the densest nutrients!
Sea salt is an important addition to this lemonade recipe, as it offers an additional boost of electrolytes to help you rehydrate. If you’ve been exercising, enjoying the outdoors in warm weather, or if you’re doing your best to get through the “keto flu”, the sea salt in this recipe can help address dehydration just like the minerals in your favourite sports drink.
Give it a try! Quench your thirst this summer with this restorative Keto Lemonade recipe.
- 4 cups Water
- 1/2 cup Fresh-squeezed Lemon Juice
- 10 drops Stevia Extract (or to taste)
- 1/8 tsp Sea Salt (ideally Himalayan or grey rock salt)
- Ice (optional)
- Mint (garnish)
- Combine all ingredients, except mint, in a large pitcher. Stir well to mix.
- Garnish with mint and enjoy!