The Keto Diet is all the rage these days – but if you’re like me, your desire for crisp, cool, and sweetly refreshing lemonade is raging as well! Well I’ve got great news – you can have your lemonade and drink it too, even while eating Keto!
This recipe serves up a generous 32 ounce portion of citrusy goodness, and yet contains just 5 carbs (and 12 calories, if you’re counting).
You’re welcome to use a mixture of lemon and lime juice, but I’ve found that using only lemons or only limes produces an equally delicious drink. I recommend cranking out 4-8 jars of this stuff at a time and storing it in the fridge (it should keep well for at least a week) for easy grab and go access.
If you’re scratching your head and wondering what cayenne pepper is doing in a lemonade recipe – stay with me! The cayenne adds just the right amount of kick to the drink, and the combination of the crisp cool flavors of citrus paired with the warm notes of the cayenne is a match made in heaven. I find 4 drops per 32 ounces of lemonade to be perfect for my tastes, but you may wish to add less or more according to your preferences. You might choose to omit the cayenne all together, but don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!
Keto Friendly Lemonade
A crisp, refreshing Keto Lemonade that will quench your thirst while remaining Keto friendly.
- 1.5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1.5 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 4 Cups Water
- 0.5 Tsp Lite and Sweet A Sweetener blend of Erythritol and Xylitol
- 0.33 Tsp Liquid Stevia I prefer NOW Better Stevia
- 1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Add all of the ingredients to a quart size (32 ounce) mason jar, cover with a lid, and shake well.
For an extra kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper. It adds a surprisingly nice touch.