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May 23, 2022

Green Lemonade... Are You Kidding Me?

Green Lemonade is a quick, easy, hydrating, and refreshing beverage you can make in just a few minutes.  It’s great for after a walk or a workout, but it can be a cool treat anytime!

Start with purified water with minerals added, fresh squeezed organic lemon juice, organic lemon essential oil, lemon stevia drops, and unflavored liquid chlorophyll. You can add electrolyte powder if exercising or sweating excessively.

Adjust the amount of each ingredient to taste. The following makes a balanced sweet and sour taste:

    • Purified water with minerals added: 1 quart
    • Fresh squeezed organic lemon juice: 2 ounces
    • Chlorophyll, unflavored: 1 Tablespoon
    • Lemon stevia drops: 24 drops
    • Organic lemon essential oil: 10 drops

Shake well and serve cold with frozen slices of fresh lemon or lime.

You can add more water if it's too concentrated for you. You can also change up the recipe with lime juice and coconut stevia drops or other tasty options!

If you are feeling ambitious, you can juice fresh lemons along with apple, cucumber, and spinach for a refreshing, though more labor-intensive green lemonade.

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