Monday, July 18, 2011

Simple Summer {sugar free} limeade

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere chances are you're experiencing the same hot, dry summer we are in Tennessee. It's fun at the beach, but when the weather on the farm is boiling by noon, the last thing I'm thinking of is turning on a stove.

Keeping cool is much more palatable with an ice cold glass of something. Limeade, in particular. Yes, you could go buy it at Sonic, but that also involves braving the scorching heat, consuming high fructose corn syrup and a handful of other variables, depending on your kids' ages. So why not make it at home? Without heating anything up? And without any questionable ingredients...give it a try.

Simple Summer Limeade
yield 6 cups

Juice of 4 limes
30 drops of Stevia (to taste)
4 cups water
3 cups ice
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

I'll walk you through this. Juice the limes into your pitcher. Add water, ice, and Stevia.
Stir well. Pour multiple glasses in rapid succession. Prepare to make another batch...stat. Though I haven't tried it, I know this would be great served with a no-cook breakfast. Or you could use it for the base of a certain retro cocktail that begins with a G...

Better stock up on limes.

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6 comments:

sugarspiceiced said...

Delicious! I had homemade limeade with fresh mint this weekend and it was delightful! Definitely a must on a hot summer day!

Megan said...

I've never had limeade but it looks adorable, so I'm tempted to make it while it's still summer!

Ms Bibi said...

That sounds so delicious and refreshing....perfect summer drink!

Nicole Feliciano said...

I found you from the Tasty Tuesday linky--the photo drew me in! I've tried stevia and liked it too as a sweetener. I hope you'll take a moment and share them over at Momtrends' Friday Food Linky. We're always on the hunt for scrumptious treats!

http://www.momtrends.com/2011/07/best-blueberry-recipes/

Jane said...

Yum! I have tried stevia...powder form. Need to try the liquid. Thanks for sharing...I am always looking for diabetic friendly recipes...

photo:britt said...

This looks delicious! I have been thinking of making my own "juice"/flavored water lately. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

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