How to make homemade lemonade recipe?

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Lemonade refers to water added with lemon juice or soaked with lemon slice. Lemonade contains vitamin B1, B2, C, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, iron, etc. Lemonades have the following benefits to our body.

lemonade

Whitening and beauty

The rich vitamins in lemonade can prevent and eliminate skin pigmentation.

Prevent and relieve cardiovascular diseases

Lemonade can prevent high blood pressure and myocardial infarction. The citrate in lemonade can inhibit calcium crystal, and prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Calcium supplement

Lemon peels contains rich calcium, so it is better to extract juice together with the peels.

Vitamin C supplement

Vitamin C can enhance immunity. Drinking 500-1000ml lemonade when you have a cold can relive symptoms and promote rehabilitation.

eliminating phlegm

The expectorant effect of lemons is better than orange. Drinking warm water with lemon juice and honey can resolve phlegm and alleviate sore throat.

Lose weight

Drinking lemonade can quench thirst and cut appetite. Lemonade diet requires to drink 3 liters of lemonade everyday, and exercise for 15 minutes. It contributes to perspire and detoxification.

Homemade lemonade recipe

To lighten the acidity of lemonade and improve its taste, people invented various lemonade recipes by mixing them with honey, mint, tomatoes, cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables. The followings are several common homemade lemonade recipes.

Honey lemonade recipe

Pure lemon juice is too acid to drink. How to lighten the acid of lemonade? Usually we add lemonade with honey.

honey lemonade

Raw materials:

A lemon, 3/4 cup of cold water, some honey

Tools:

A fruit juicer

Method

  • Remove the head and tail
  • Extract lemon juice. You can extract the lemon peel together.
  • Pour certain quantity of lemon juice into the cold water.
  • Add honey to the lemonade.
  • Put the mixed lemonade in a fridge for a while.

Tips

  • Green lemons are said to have better taste.
  • Slice the lemon before you put it into the juicer.

Mint lemonade recipe

Mint leaves can clear summer heat and refresh our body. mixing it with lemonade can whet the appetite and promote digestion.

mint lemonade

raw materials

6 lemons, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 2 cups of water, some ice cubes and mint leaves

Tools

A cone juicer

Method

  • Cut 5 lemons into half. Extract juice with the cone juicer.
  • Slice up the left 1 lemon. Put the lemon slices in the cup.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water to the granulated sugar. Heat up the sugar until it melt.
  • Mix the lemon juice with the sweet water.
  • Put ice cubes and mint leaves in a large container
  • Fill the lemon mixed water into the container

Tips

The sugar content can be adjusted according to your taste

Tomato lemonade recipes

Both tomatoes and lemons have whitening effects. They contain vitamin C that can Inhibits melanin production. Tomatoes contribute to lowering blood pressure, clearing heat and removing toxicity. Mixed together and added with some honey, they can double the effect of detoxifying and whitening.

tomato lemonade

Raw materials

A lemon, a tomato, 10g honey, 2 ice cubes, 100g cold water.

Tools

A blender

Method

  • Cut the tomatoes into pieces, cut the lemons into slices. Remove the seeds of lemons.
  • Put the tomatoes and lemon pieces, honey, 100g cold water into the blender and let them mix well.
  • Add ice cubes to the mixed drinks then you can drink it.

Tips

The ice cubes are optional

Cucumber Lemonade recipe

Do you want to make cucumber lemonade or cucumber lemon juice? The first is easy to make. Just soak cucumber and lemon pieces into water, you can also add some honey. The fragrance of cucumber and lemon will mix together and become more refreshing.

cucumber lemonade

Cucumber lemonade juice, on the other hand, need more steps.

Raw materials

A cucumber, a lemon, several ice cubes, granulated sugar.

Tools

A blender

Method

  • Clean up the cucumber and lemon.
  • Cut the cucumber and lemon into pieces.
  • Put the cucumber and lemon pieces into the blender. Let them fully mixed.
  • Add some sugar and ice cubes to the cucumber lemon juice.

Notes on drinking lemonade

  • Lemons are acidic. The ph of lemonade is lower than 2.5. Drinking high-concentration lemonades are harmful to teeth, stomach and spleen, and even cause dyspepsia. So it’s important to drink right amount of lemonade, and soak right amount of lemon pieces.
  • If you drink lemonade to replace water, make sure the lemon taste is light. A large piece of lemon can be soaked in 1 liter of water and for 2-3 times. Replace the lemon piece when it become tasteless. Made in this way, the lemonade is either acid or tart, which can be drank without adding sugar or honey.
  • Although lemonade tastes better with some honey or sugar, a cup of lemonade contains about 5% sugar, and a cup of 200g honey water contains 40Kcal calories. Drinking 2 cups sweet lemonade equals eating 1/4 bowl of rice. So we must control the sugar intake.
  • Don’t smoke before eating lemons or drinking lemonade. The harmful substance in cigarette will damage the vitamin C in lemons.
  • People with hyperacidity can drink light-taste lemonade. Small quantities of citric acid is good for the recovery of gastric mucosa. For people with dyspepsia, lemonade with a piece of ginger can stimulate the secretion of digestive juice.
  • Light-taste lemonade contains little calories. The potassium, small quantities of vitamin c and flavonoid are good for people with hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gout, and other chronic disease.

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