9 Delicious Homemade Lemonade Recipes

· September 11, 2017
When you combine lemons with these other medicinal ingredients, you get unique, natural lemonades that are great for your body. Try them!

Homemade lemonade is tasty, refreshing, and very healthy way to avoid sugary store-bought drinks.

Here we’ll tell you about 9 different homemade lemonades, flavored with different herbs, spices, supplements, and even vegetables to add a nutrition boost and increase the medicinal power even more.

Homemade lemonade of a thousand varieties

A selection of lemons.

Lemons are a citrus fruits that are so nutritious that they’re actually medicinal. Just a few of their nutrients are:

  • Citric acid
  • Minerals (calcium, magnesium)
  • Vitamin C
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Pectin
  • Limonene

Homemade lemonade, then, is a great way to take advantage of all that lemons have to offer, while at the same time preventing all kinds of illnesses.

We’ll now explain 7 different varieties to make them even tastier, give them a special touch, and increase their healing powers.

1. Mint

Mint is a medicinal plant with the ability to help with your digestion while refreshing and revitalizing your body.

  • Homemade lemonade with fresh mint will help you thrive on those hot, sweaty summer days that tend to sap your energy.
  • It’s also an excellent choice to accompany a hard-to-digest meal or to have afterwards as a dessert.

If you don’t have fresh mint on hand, you can make mint tea with the dried leaves, and, once cooled, add lemon juice.

2. Basil

Basil homemade lemonade is an ideal way of making you feel better when you’re sad, down, or depressed.

  • It will also help prevent the weakening of your immune system that usually goes along with these kinds of negative emotional states.
  • Basil is great because it helps you relax while at the same time stimulating you.

3. Fennel

Homemade lemonade made with fennel is the best choice for people who often get bloated or gassy, as it naturally helps your digestion. It also helps fight fluid retention.

  • This lemonade should be enjoyed on its own, without other food, or a bit before a meal in order to take advantage of its special properties

4. Cinnamon and ginger

A ginger tea with cinnamon.

Cinnamon and ginger lemonade is pure energy. And if you have it hot, it’s a cozy way to warm you up on cold days or when you’re not feeling your best.

With this lemonade you can:

  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Get your metabolism going
  • Regulate your blood sugar
  • Increase your libido
  • Flush accumulated fluids out of your body

5. Turmeric

Lemonade with turmeric is so anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and full of antioxidants that it deserves a permanent spot in your diet.

In addition to this, both the turmeric and lemon are excellent at improving how your liver works. It will improve your body’s ability to clean your blood and get rid of toxins.

6. Beets

Yes, you heard right. Lemonade with beets, as surprising as it may sound, is a wonderful combination that will help you fight fatigue and iron-deficiency anemia thanks to its vitamin C, iron, and folic acid.

Just blend a piece of beet with the lemonade until you get a beautiful, delicious, purple drink.

7. Green tea

A glass of green tea.

Lemonade made with green tea is amazing for your cardiovascular system, chock-full of antioxidants, and even has potential anti-cancer properties.

Rich in minerals, it’ll help you burn calories and lose weight more easily, making it an ideal part of any weight-loss diet. In fact, green tea supplements are even sold for this very purpose.

8. Isotonic

You can make lemonade into an isotonic drink to sip over the course of the day, replenish the minerals in your body, and keep yourself hydrated during workouts.

Add the following ingredients to a liter of lemonade.

Ingredients

  • One pinch of baking soda
  • Half a teaspoon of sea salt
  • Brown sugar or honey (to taste)

Preparation

  • Add the baking soda and sea salt to your natural lemonade and mix well. If you wish, sweeten with a bit of honey or brown sugar.
  • The result will be a refreshing, slightly salty, effervescent beverage.

9. Stevia and propolis

Our last lemonade, which is great either cold or hot, is an immune system-boosting remedy for preventing and treating colds, the flu, a cough, sore throat, etc.

What do I do?

  • Add stevia to taste and 25 drops of propolis to a liter of lemonade and sip over the course of the day.
  • However, the stevia should be pure extract. You will notice it’s a dark color instead of the clear kind. This is where the medicinal properties are found in addition to the sweetness.
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