I absolutely love flavored drinks like lemonade. I try to watch how many I drink because they are generally either very high in calories or loaded with artificial sweeteners. One of my favorite drinks in the summer is lemonade but I don’t want to drink anything that’s loaded with high fructose corn syrup, sugar or artificial sweeteners. Since I didn’t want to give up my lemonade, I learned how to make lemonade with Stevia. This post on how to make lemonade with stevia was inspired by a product provided for review. This post contains affiliate links.
How to Make Lemonade with Stevia
Stevia is an all natural sweetener. It comes from the Stevia rebaudiana plant that originated in South America. The purified extract from the leaves has 200 times the sweetness of sugar and doesn’t raise your blood sugar level. Best of all, there are absolutely NO calories in it. The plant doesn’t grow in Vermont as it’s a tropical plant and I have had no luck whatsoever in trying to grow one. I just buy the powdered Stevia from the grocery store and use that. You can also purchase it in liquid form if you prefer.
- 3 lemons
- 1 spring of peppermint or spearmint
- 1 quart of water
- 1 to 2 tsp of Stevia
- Juice the three lemons using a citrus reamer.
- Strain the seeds from the juice and put into a quart pitcher.
- Add cold water and 1 tsp of Stevia. Add more stevia until it is at the level of sweetness you like.
- Serve over ice with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint.
I like my lemonade tart so feel free to adjust the amount of water and the amount of Stevia that you add to your lemonade. Now that you know how to make lemonade with Stevia will you try?