Serves 1 | ready in 5 minutes
This is not your mama’s lemonade! Because a whole lemon blended with water is the base, this tart-sweet drink retains all of the nutrients available in the lemon peel. Serve this spirulina- and matcha-infused beverage over ice, or blend with extra ice to make frozen lemonade. And make sure you use an organic lemon, as conventional lemons are often sprayed heavily with pesticides.
Wash lemon to remove any wax on peel. Slice in half and add to high-speed blender. Add water. Blend on low to start, gradually increasing speed. Blend for about 15 to 30 seconds, until lemon is completely liquefied.
Set fine mesh strainer over medium or large bowl. Pour lemon juice over strainer, using a spoon to press all the juice through the mesh. Scrape extra juice and foam from bottom of strainer into bowl as needed. Discard pulp.
Pour strained lemon juice back into blender. Add greens powder, matcha powder, maple syrup, spirulina and ice. Blend until frothy and smooth. Taste and adjust: if itu2019s too tart for you (and itu2019s meant to be quite tart), add more maple syrup to sweeten and more water to dilute to your liking. Blend again as needed.
Serve over ice and enjoy!
This recipe is part of the Hot and cold superfood tonics collection.
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