Organic Homemade Lemonade

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One of the best parts about summer is kicking back and sipping a glass of cold, refreshing lemonade under the hot sun. But most prepackaged lemonade mixes are filled with chemicals and refined white sugar – yuck! Instead of stirring up lemonade from a powder, try fresh-squeezing your own. Made with real organic lemons and natural, unrefined raw cane sugar, this lemonade is so good you’ll want to open a stand in your front yard and share with your neighbors.

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Ingredients

6 organic lemons
1 cup organic cane sugar
2-3 cups ice
6 cups filtered, cold water
2 extra lemons for slicing

Directions:

  1. Juice lemons. In blender, combine, 3 cups water and 1/2 cup sugar; blend on low, then on high until dissolved.
  2. Pour mixture evenly into two large glass pitchers or one large beverage dispenser. Add remainder of water and stir, then add remaining ice and stir again.
  3. Cut extra lemons into large slices and place them in lemonade for extra flavor.
  4. Serve immediately over crushed ice, or cover and place in refrigerator.
Heather McClees

Heather McClees is a nutritionist and a health, food and lifestyle writer from South Carolina. She has a B.S. degree in Nutrition Science and Dietetics with a minor in Journalism and Fine Arts and has a background in the areas of philanthropy, public speaking, nutritional counseling and health- and business-related journalism. Heather has been writing professionally for over 10 years and is passionate about reading, writing, staying active, eating well and spreading the message of health and wellness with others.