Before you start guzzling gallons of this all time favorite summer beverage, take a moment to think about what’s in YOUR lemonade.  Does your lemonade come from a powdered mix that makes the water magically turn yellow (or, *gasp* pink??)?  Does your lemon juice come from a little plastic lemon or a green bottle?  Are you dumping in cup fulls of the chemically altered white stuff known as sugar, or worse yet, are you using Splenda or other artificial sweetener, also known as Aspartame???  If you aren’t using 100% natural and organic ingredients in your lemonade, then it’s time to rethink your recipe and examine what you are truly putting into your body.  I’ve got another easy recipe for you, and the best thing is NO calories, NO sugar and NO artificial sweeteners.  HOW?  Check it out…

About 4 qts water (filtered or spring)
1 1/2 c lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
3  tsp liquid stevia  (more or less to taste)
Fill a 4 quart pitcher with the water, almost to the top, leaving 2 inches of space for other ingredients and stirring.  Add lemon juice and stevia.  Serve cold, over ice, with a slice of lemon and hit the beach!

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    Written by Elise Schwartz
    Elise Schwartz

    Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.

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