Homemade Diet Lemonade Recipe
In the summertime, there’s nothing as refreshing as fresh squeezed lemonade on a hot day. My daughter loves it, but since she’s Type 1 diabetic, she watches how much sugar she consumes. Instead of reserving this cold treat for special occasions like carnivals, we developed our own recipe for diet lemonade.
This Truvia recipe for fresh squeezed lemonade is diet and diabetes friendly. I found a great sale on lemons, and the thermometer has been topping out at 100 degrees. What a perfect time to make Fresh Squeezed Diet Lemonade!
There aren’t many Truvia Recipes, so we did some experimenting! My daughter gives it two thumbs up!
Diet Lemonade Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4-6 servings
- 1 cup of lemon juice (About 4-6 lemons)
- 1/3 cup of truvia (About 20 packets)
- 5 cups of water
- Mix 1 cup of water and 1/3 cup of Truvia in a small sauce pan. Heat to simmer until the Truvia has disolved.
- While the Truvia is dissolving, squeeze one cup of juice from the lemons. You can squeeze them with your hands or buy a hand juicer like mine by clicking here. My mom found a glass one in a thrift store. My daughter didn’t know what it was and thought it was an ash tray!
- When the Truvia has dissolved, mix with 4 cups of cold water, and lemon juice in a pitcher. I use a stirring pitcher so I can mix it up each time I pour a glass. Chill until cold and serve over ice.
- My daughter said it was perfect, but my son and I thought it was a little too “lemony” and needed to be a little sweeter. You will have to tweak the recipe to suit your taste buds.
What is Truvia?
Truvia is a natural sweetener that comes from the Stevia Plant. You can purchase it in individual serving size packets and also in a canister. It has 0 calories and 3 grams of carbs in one serving. Because Truvia is sweeter than the same amount of sugar, you will use less of it. Use the Truvia Conversion Chart to know how much to use.
When my daughter visited her dietician and diabetes educator, she told her that she had been using regular sugar, because Sweet N Low and Equal are bitter. The diabetes educator gave her some sample packets of Truvia to try. She wasn’t very optimistic, after all nothing tastes like real sugar! The best test is to taste it right out of the package, and surprisingly it tasted good with no funny aftertaste. My daughter tried it in her coffee, on cereal, and on strawberries and decided that she likes the taste as much as real sugar.
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I have yet to taste Truvia. Then again, I make my lemonade without sweetener. I love the tartness of the citrus.