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The Best Sugar-free, Low Carb, Keto Lemonade

This tart and sweet sugar-free lemonade as the right combination of ingredients to taste like the classic recipe Low carb and keto-friendly.

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Sugar-free, low-carb lemonade is one of the most refreshing drinks out there.

I love this recipe because it’s incredibly easy to make, you can make it with cold water (instead of dissolving your sweetener in hot water), and it’s nice and tart with a light sweetness.

Sugar-free lemonade can be a great option for those who are trying to lose weight and stay healthy!

This recipe is low calorie, and low in carbohydrates.

It’s also great for people with diabetes because it doesn’t spike blood sugars like full-sugar lemonade.

The best low carb lemonade recipe | sugar-free & delicious | The Hangry Woman

Is this lemonade low-carb and keto-friendly?

Yes, this recipe uses keto-friendly ingredients like Truvia – which is a sweetener derived from the Stevia plant – and lemons, which are a keto-approved food.

How many carbs are in one ounce of lemon juice?

One ounce of lemon juice has about two grams of carbs. The fruit also offers 3.7 mg of vitamin C, which is 6.2 percent of the recommended daily value.

Ingredients in sugar-free lemonade

Water

Truvia Sweet Complete

Fresh Squeezed Lemons

How to make sugar free lemonade

Pour 6 cups of cold, filtered water into a pitcher

Add 2 cups of Truvia Sweet Complete to the water and stir until the sweetener has dissolved.

Note: it’s important to use Truvia Sweet Complete for this volume or your lemonade will not turn out as you expect. You cannot substitute another sweetener for this recipe.

Add 2 and a half cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the pitcher.

Note: this recipe uses hand-squeezed lemons and not lemon juice concentrate. It is very different. You can also strain your lemon juice if you’d like to get rid of the additional pulp.

Stir to incorporate water, sugar and lemon juice.

Let sit in the fridge for 4 hours until chilled. Stir again to incorporate lemon juice

If you find that this recipe is too tart for you, you can add in a 1/2 cup of filtered water at a time until it gets to your desired taste level.

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The Best Sugar-free, Low Carb, Keto Lemonade


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  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 80 ounces 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic
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Description

Deliciously tart, and sweet. And zero sugar. 


Ingredients

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  • 6 cups cold, filtered water
  • 2 cups of Truvia Sweet Complete
  • 2.5 cups of Fresh Squeezed Lemons (Roughly 12 whole lemons)


Instructions

  • Pour 6 cups of cold, filtered water into a pitcher
  • Add 2 cups of Truvia Sweet Complete to the water and stir until mostly dissolved
  • 2.5 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice
The best low carb lemonade recipe | sugar-free & delicious | The Hangry Woman

Notes

  • It’s important to use Truvia Sweet Complete for this volume or your lemonade will not turn out as you expect. You cannot substitute another sweetener for this recipe. Swerve will not work, as it has a cooling effect that doesn’t taste good with this recipe. 
  • This recipe uses hand-squeezed lemons and not lemon juice concentrate. Squeeze the lemons fresh. It’s worth it. 
  • If you find that this recipe is too tart for you, you can add in a 1/2 cup of filtered water at a time until it gets to your desired taste level.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Drinks/Cocktails
  • Cuisine: Sugar-Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Calories: 13
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Sodium: .6g
  • Fat: .1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2g
  • Fiber: .2g
  • Protein: .2g
  • Cholesterol: 0

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About Mila

Hi! I'm Mila.

I’m earning my Master’s degree in Applied nutrition.

I’m a journalist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living with  LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, a slow-progressing form of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes) I love food, travel, and my kitchen, and teaching you about diabetes self-management.

I’m here to help you live your best life possible diabetes by showing you how to create simple, blood-sugar friendly and delicious meals and tips on diabetes self-care.

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