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Mexican Lemonade (a.k.a. Limeade) Recipe

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Quick-and-Easy Limeade

Quick-and-Easy Limeade

Quick-and-Easy Mexican Lemonade (Limeade) Recipe

This has been a favorite drink of mine for a quick, refreshing beverage on a hot day. It's great for those days when you have no juice in the fridge for the family and need something other than water, but at the same time, you have the peace of mind you are drinking something natural and not full of sugar.

I was given this recipe by a friend who lived with Mexicans and was willing to part with one of their family secrets.

This drink is great all year round drink that can be tweaked as you wish, like adding a shot of tequila or pisco. Whatever your taste, it will take you less than 5 minutes to get it ready and be drinking. Enjoy!!

Quick Tip: Drink This Fresh!

This limeade is quick to make, but due to using the skin of the lime, it will get bitter if left or stored for any amount of time. Drink it fresh.

Make sure you wash the skins of the limes well before cutting in half and adding to the blender.

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Preparation Time

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5 min

5 min

2 large glasses

Ingredients

  • 2 medium key limes
  • 1.25 liters water
  • 2-3 portions Stevia or sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash your key limes, chop them in half, and add them to your blender.
  2. Fill the blender with 1.25 liters of water and—holding the lid on—blend away.
  3. Filter juice through a fine sieve into a large jug and add Stevia to filtered juice and stir.
  4. I told you it was easy!

Benefits of Key Limes

It will be no surprise to you to know that using limes has its benefits. That should make us all feel better the next time we reach out and cut off a slab of that delicious key lime pie.

Like most citrus fruits, key limes contain essential vitamin C, but they also contain vitamin B6 and folic acid and work as an antioxidant, cleansing the blood and detoxifying the liver.

According to a 2001 study in the Chemistry Central journal, there are compounds found in citrus fruits, including key limes, that have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular-protective, and neuroprotective characteristics.

Why Should You Use Stevia?

Why not? Stevia is a natural product that comes from the Stevia rebaudiana plant. A Swiss botanist came across this sweet leaf in the 19th century. It originates in South America and has since become popular as a great sugar substitute for diabetics.

It has no carbs, no calories, lowers blood pressure, lowers blood sugar, and has antimicrobial properties. Although it may seem expensive for a small pot of stevia, it will save you buying kilos of sugar.

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