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Very Tasty Sugar-free Lemonade Recipes

Who doesn’t love a cool glass of refreshing lemonade, especially on hot summer days?  Diabetics are always looking for beverages that don’t have that bitter, artificial sugar taste.  Here are a couple of lemonade recipes that are tasty for diabetics as well as anyone watching their sugar intake.  Both recipes are made using Splenda granular which does not leave that bitter taste found in some diet beverages. 

The first recipe is lemonade with a berry twist,  Our recipe uses blackberries but you could substitute raspberries or your other favorite berry.  Very tasty and refreshing, perfect for a picnic, outdoor barbeque, or just relaxing around the pool.

BLACKBERRY TWIST LEMONADE

2 cups fresh blackberries or unsweetened frozen blackberries, thawed

1 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup Granulated Splenda

4 cups cold water

Put berries, lemon juice, and Splenda into blender.  Process mixture until smooth, scraping down sides.  Press mixture through a sieve into a pitcher.  Discard solids remaining in the sieve.  Stir in water.  Serve over ice.

Yield:  7 servings with 4 grams sugar each

Our second recipe is for an old-fashioned lemonade made with Splenda rather than sugar.

OLD-FASHIONED-STYLE SUGAR-FREE LEMONADE

2/3 cup water

1/2 cup Splenda granular

1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons)

4 to 6 cups cold water to taste

In a large glass measuring cup, combine 2/3 cup water and the Splenda.  Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.  Using caution, remove from microwave and stir the mixture to see if Splenda is completely dissolved.  If not, return to microwave and heat an additional 45-60 seconds.  Fill a pretty, large pitcher with ice.  Pour lemon juice over the ice.  Add the Splenda mixture and stir well.  Add 4 cups (1-qt) of cold water.  Stir well to blend.  Taste and add additional water to suit your taste.

Fill a tall glass with ice and pour your choice of our lemonades over the ice for a very refreshing summer drink.

Enjoy!


Source by Linda Wilson

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