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This is one of the simplest drinks to make.

Lemonade in a glass next to lemons and limes
Image by: Thora Toft

Prep time: 10 minutes Makes: 1 serving Difficulty: Easy

Gluten free Dairy free Egg free Grain free Soy free

For those who are new to stevia, lemon is a good mask to the slightly different flavor of stevia. It can take some people a couple weeks of regular use to get used to it. Since stevia is not actually a sugar, it registers a bit different on the tongue. Give yourself at least a couple weeks to get used to it if you don't like the taste. This is such a great sugar replacement, that it really will be worth the effort to get used to it.

To get your family and kids used to it, if they whine about it, mix it 25% of the recommended amount of stevia, with 75% of the amount you would normally use of sugar or honey, and then transition over a couple weeks to fully using stevia. They also will get used to the taste. 1/32 of a teaspoon of powdered stevia (no fillers!) is equivalent to 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey.

The stevia I'm referring to is the concentrated stevia extract or powder with absolutely no other fillers or ingredients, preferably organic. This is a processed product, and some people get a negative reaction to it, or don't like it. Avoid using the stevia blends that are popular, as they contain a lot of fillers, additives, flavorings and sugar, that can cause digestive upset.

You can also use organic dried and ground stevia leaf, or make a sweet water with it by brewing it like coffee and then reducing the liquid by boiling it.

Use all organic ingredients.

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Ingredients:
2 cups Water
1/2 Fresh lemon, juice of (or lime)
1/16 teaspoon Stevia extract powder (no fillers or additives>
Directions:
  • Pour water into a pitcher. Squeeze in the lemon or lime juice and add the stevia.

This tastes great chilled with ice cubes. Stir and enjoy!

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