This refreshing, semi-tart lemonade spices it up with a hint of ginger. You may find this version a tad on the tart side if you have a sweet tooth, so make it as the recipe suggests, sample a bit, and then add extra agave if needed. Be sure to add lemon zest because it contributes important antioxidants, making this lemonade a healthier alternative to commercial products.
Zest of 1 large organic lemon
1/3 cup (80 mL) freshly squeezed organic lemon juice, plus pulp
3 Tbsp (45 mL) agave nectar
1 in (2.5 cm) length of ginger root
2/3 cup (160 mL) cold water
In a 2 cup (500 mL) measuring cup or small bowl whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice and pulp, and agave nectar. Grate ginger using either a very fine zester or the tiniest blade of your grater or, using the side of a large knife, mash and mince ginger until it is a thick paste (totally worth the effort). Add ginger to lemon mixture. Stir in water. Fill two medium glasses with crushed ice. Equally divide the lemonade between the two glasses and serve. Serves 2.
Each 1/2 cup (125 mL) serving contains:
100 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat; 26 g carbohydrates; 0 g fibre; 0 mg sodium
source: "Summer Drinks", alive #310, August 2008
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