Lemonade has to be one of E’s favorite things. Especially in the summer. I was trying to link to this recipe and then I realized it wasn’t on my blog. Had to fix that!
This version is FODMAP friendly. Of course, you can always change the sweetener. I always make this when E is holding martial arts class at our house, which means a 90 min workout during hot weather, so simple carbs are often a nice treat. As always, sweets are a treat…best in moderation. 🙂
- 5 lemons, preferably organic
- small handful mint leaves
- 4 cups water
- 12 oz plain seltzer
- 1/3 cup sugar dissolved in 1/3 cup water
Wash the lemons. Juice 4 of the 5 lemons in the 4 cups of water. Slice the other lemon. Put the lemon juice in the water, along with the juiced lemon halves and the mint leaves overnight to infuse.
Make a simple syrup–easiest way is 1 minute in the microwave with 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup water. stir with a spoon. When it cools, pour into the pitcher.
Right before serving, add in the seltzer for some bubbles. This recipe makes about 6 servings. A single serving (one cup) is low FODMAP.
Cheryl, I just wanted to say that I gave this a shot and it was absolutely delicious. One sip and I felt like my summer could go on forever! I’ve been reading for a while and I’ve already lost count of how many of your GF recipes I’ve bookmarked. So.. thank you so much for the effort you put in and it definitely doesn’t go unappreciated.
Love it, you inspired me. Doing the Mint Lemonade Spritzer this week!