When you see this photo posted above, do you notice anything ironic or strange? I do. I have a big issue with this photo. I was recently visiting the University Medical Center and the receptionist kindly offered me a beverage of my choice. I saw there a jug of Country Time "Lemonade".... I think that this is the most bizarre of drink choices, and the complete opposite of what a healthy drink would be. For your information, there are no lemons in this lemonade. This is exactly why it is referred to as a "flavored drink mix." Although some people need a good dosage of fructose or yellow 5 regularly, I would strongly hope that the University Medical Center would want to portray what some better choices for healthier lifestyle are. Here are some of my suggestions for sprucing up a cold beverage without needing to add any artificial colors or ingredients.
3. Citric Acid
5. Flavors Natural
6. Ascorbic Acid
7. Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
8. Sodium Citrate
9. Magnesium Oxide
10. Calcium Fumarate
11. Soy Lecithin
12. Colors Artificial
13. Yellow 5 Lake
This product contains multiple controversial ingredients
and also is high in added sugars.
This product contains NO lemons.
Ways to Add Great Flavor
- fruit slices
Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
- CITRUS Slices
Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Oranges
- sliced cucumber
- Fresh Mint
- Fresh Lemongrass
- add some essential oil : lemon
Raw Honey Lemonade
Yield – 8 cups
Using a blender to quickly emulsify the lemon and honey, enables the cook to preserve the beneficial enzymes and delicate nature of unpasteurized raw honey.
1 cup raw honey
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
6 cups filtered water
In a blender, combine raw honey and lemon juice. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Add water to blender. Pulse until combined. Chill until service. Serve over ice.