Good, old-fashioned lemonade is a summer tradition. For some folks, it's a year-round drink. Making lemonade with sugar is the standard, but you can make a healthier version of lemonade with agave nectar. Agave nectar is a sweetener made from the same plant used to create tequila. This sweetener is 40% less glycemic than refined sugar, so it's perfect for reducing your sugar consumption.
Things You'll Need
- 49 ounces of water
- 8 ounces of concentrated lemon juice
- 7 ounces of agave nectar
How to Make Lemonade With Agave Nectar
Clean a 64 ounce container that has a top, can be shaken, and can be stored easily in a refrigerator.
Pour 49 ounces of water into the container.
Add 8 ounces of concentrated lemon juice.
Add 7 ounces of agave nectar.
Shake the mixture as hard as you can. The agave nectar tends to settle on the bottom, so shake to distribute it evenly throughout the lemonade.
Taste the lemonade. Add more water or slightly more agave nectar to taste.
Tips & Warnings
- Add a few sprigs of mint for lively flavor.
- Shake the container before pouring every glass. Agave nectar can settle.
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