Recently, I purchased an inexpensive citrus juicer to recreate this refreshing drink. Of course, I didn't need a machine, but it makes it easier and opened the door to lots of other delicious recipes using nutritious, sunny citrus fruits, especially lemons!
Cherry Limeade (Makes 1 serving)
the juice of one lime
1 1/4 cups of water (substitute carbonated water, if you like it fizzy)
2 tablespoons of sugar-free Cherry syrup
2 tablespoons of Splenda granular (or to taste)
Mint garnish, if desired
Nutritional Information: 19 calories, 6 g carbs
Homemade Lemonade: Follow the recipe above, except omit sugar-free syrup and adjust Splenda to taste. You may need to add more water, if too tart.
Raspberry Lemonade: Follow the recipe for limeade, except substitute sugar-free Raspberry syrup for the cherry flavor. Adjust Splenda to taste. You may need to add more water, if too tart.
How does this recipe compare with a regular Cherry Limeade? The difference is shocking! My recipe is far lower in calories and carbohydrates. For comparision, the average nutritional information for a Cherry Limeade purchased at a restaurant is 240 calories, 62 g carbohydrates.