Who doesn't like a nice cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade in the Summer? It's an American tradition to have this refreshing beverage on hot days and it’s always best when homemade! I still remember having lemonade stands when I was a kid. The first time I ever started one was when I was seven or eight years old, we had just moved to a new house and my parents were having a garage sale. I decided to sell lemonade, in my driveway, for 10¢ and I also made some chocolate chip cookies that I sold for 25¢. It was really hot out that day, and I think I ended up drinking more lemonade myself than I even sold, but I'm pretty sure that was the case with the countless number of lemonade stands I had with my friends during my childhood. I actually can't take credit for this recipe, because it was my dad who spent time working on getting these proportions perfect. He's been Paleo for a little over a month now, and when he was just starting out, he was looking for something cool and refreshing on a hot day that would satisfy his craving for a sweet drink––before he discovered kombucha. He worked out the perfect ratio of lemons to water to sweetener (2:12:1) for a not too sweet but not too sour Summer drink to enjoy with dinner. *As lemons are very high in vitamin C, they are helpful in protecting against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, and skin wrinkles and they promote healthy skin (acting as an electrolyte and keeping us hydrated).... so drink up!
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 0 min Total Time: 10 min Yield: 2 quarts
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
6 cups water
½ cup honey
6-8 sliced strawberries
Mix lemon juice and five cups of water in a large pitcher. In a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, mix the remaining cup of water with the honey and microwave for 30-45 seconds, until the honey has dissolved into the water. Pour the honey mixture into the pitcher and stir well.
Add sliced strawberries, chill in fridge for a minimum of one hour, then enjoy!