Last Updated on February 25, 2021 by Ellen Christian
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Do you know how to make lemonade with stevia? If you want a low sugar summer drink, check out my stevia lemonade recipe.
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.
How to Make Lemonade with Stevia
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 packets.
Stevia is an all-natural sweetener that works great in lemonade. 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.
How do you make lemonade without sugar?
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. If you’re used to sweeter drinks, you might want to add a bit more stevia.
Does stevia dissolve well in lemonade?
Yes, the powdered stevia dissolves well when you make lemonade with stevia. The acidity of the lemons helps break down the stevia powder and the result is absolutely delicious.
Homemade lemonade ingredients
All you need are these simple ingredients to make lemonade with stevia.
- 3 lemons
- A few sprigs of peppermint or spearmint
- 1 quart of water
- 1 to 2 tsp of powdered Stevia
If you love freshly squeezed lemonade, I really find that a lemon reamer is a huge time saver. I really like this one because it keeps the seeds out of my drink.
Can I put stevia in my lemon water?
Sometimes, instead of making lemonade, I just slice a few slices of lemon and add them to my water. When I do that, I don’t add powdered stevia.
If you’re wondering how to make lemonade with liquid stevia, you can. I add liquid stevia drops at times instead of powder. They dissolve better. This is the brand I use.
Tips for making powdered lemonade with stevia
Just a few things you might want to have on-hand are a good citrus reamer and a glass beverage dispenser. That way, you’ll always have an ice-cold glass of lemonade when you want one.
You can also add a few mint leaves to your lemonade. This year, we added spearmint to our garden so I will have it fresh when I want it.
Is there a Whole30 lemonade?
If you’re wondering if this recipe for making lemonade with stevia is Whole30 compliant, it is not. You cannot have stevia on the Whole30 diet.
You are not allowed to have any type of sweetener. About as close as you are going to get is sliced lemon in water for flavored lemon water.
- 3 lemons
- a few sprigs 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.
Adding the sprigs of peppermint or spearmint is optional.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
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