Lightened up Limeade (or lemonade!) is the perfect addition to any backyard event. It’s simple to make and the freshly squeezed citrus has unmatched freshness and flavor.
As noted below, you can use your calorie-free sweetener of choice. As my first attempt, I used Splenda granular because it measures cup-for-cup, but next time I will try my favorite non-caloric sweetener, Truvia. I am also anxious to try stevia drops!
Lightened Up Limeade
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice, about 10 limes
2/3 cup sugar equivalent of your favorite calorie-free sweetener
8 cups cold water
*I used Splenda granular (which measures cup-for-cup), but stevia, liquid stevia, or other non-calorie sweeteners would work well, just taste as you go.
Squeeze limes to collect 1 1/2 cups of juice. Dilute with 8 cups of water (you can adjust to taste) and add sugar. Stir to combine. Refrigerate and store for up to 3-4 days. Yield: ten 8-ounce servings.
Nutrition Information (per 8 ounces): 11 calories; 0 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 1 mg. sodium; 3.8 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 0 g. protein
Result: A low-calorie, guilt-free classic perfect for warm weather and entertaining! So refreshing and crisp![/print_this]
Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope it’s gorgeous where ever you are!
Question: limeade or lemonade?
P.S. Happy birthday to my best friend, Kristen Lynn 🙂