Saturday, December 6, 2008

sugar free vitamin c lemonade

so, we're on this super hardcore candida diet . . . which is a whole 'nother story that i dont have time to tell right now. but anyway, we cant have any kind of sugar, the only friut we can have is lemon juice. and the only sweetener is stevia, an herb that is WAY sweeter than sugar but if you use too much it has a bitter aftertaste.

one of the supplements we're supposed to take is high doses of vitamin c, its fine for me because i can swallow pills. but for a long time i was clueless about how to get the kids to take it. finally i got some powdered absorbic acid but then i realized that its SUPER sour. i couldnt just mix it in with anything without it tasting nasty! i finally thought to mix it in with lemonade. vitamin c is great to take during winter to boost your immune system and less sugar is always a plus so i thought i share this recipe. be warned though, its probably the most sour lemonade youve ever had. we all enjoy sour things so we like it :)

this recipe is not very exact, feel free to put less lemon juice or absorbic acid if you need too. you could always add a natural sweetener like maple syrup if you dont have problems with sugar too.
in a 1 quart jar:
3 heaping spoonfuls absorbic acid
pinch of stevia (probably about 1/4 of a 1/4 teaspoon)
the juice of one lemon
fill the rest of the quart sized jar with water and mix till the powders dissolve


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