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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quinch Your Citrus Thirst, LemonLimeAde

Hello Dear friends. Today I want to share a recipe for LemonLimeAde, it can be made with sugar or sugarfree, or Lemonade or Limeade. However you mix it up, It will be simple and great tasting!
 I will also talk about re-hydration a little.
With summer time in full swing, and temperatures hotter than ever, it is so refreshing to have an ice cold glass of something Citrus!
Lemons and limes are so plentiful and they are perfect sliced and added to ice water, or iced tea.
 But beside being delicious for a thirst quenching taste. They are also so good for you.
  
If you are like me, then you may be spending quite a bit of time outdoors in your yard and garden. Don't forget a quick pick me up of a hydrating drink, it is such a replenishing need for you. 
 So have some citrus fruits, lemons, limes, and orange slices on hand to add to your favorite drink, or even just add it to your water.
Not only will you be hydrating yourself, 
but cleansing out toxins and adding some all important Vitamin C to your day.
And don't forget the kiddos.
They play hard and forget to drink!

Yes, lemonades and limeades are good, but forget the sugar, and go for a little Splenda or Stevia if you want to subtract a few calories.
 I am including my recipe for Lemonlimeade.

Lemon-Limeade Sugar Free
  • 1 Quart Water
  • 1 Cup Granulated Splenda (or sugar) *
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice 
Start by heating 1 cup of the water in a saucepan. Add the Splenda when the water is warm. Stir the Splenda or sugar until it is dissolved and remove from heat.

Place the remaining 3 cups of cool water into a large Pitcher and add the lemon and the lime juice. ( Of course you can use only 1 cup of either type of juice if preferred). Then slowly add the sugar water mixture into the picture as well. Stir and chill. 

Serve with sliced lemon or lime twist over ice.

*For Stevia Conversion:

Sugar amount Equivalent Stevia powdered extract Equivalent Stevia liquid concentrate
1 cup 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon 1/4 teaspoon 6 to 9 drops
1 teaspoon A pinch to 1/16 teaspoon 2 to 4 drops
From The Stevia Cookbook, copyright 1999 Ray Sahelian and Donna Gates


Please enjoy staying refreshed this summer.
And don't forget to drink!

I know you have something to say,
so go ahead and leave a comment, please!

Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker

Linking to
All Star Block Party 
Thursday Favorite Things 

47 comments:

  1. That drink sounds so refreshing...I'm going to load up with citrus on my next trip to the store...trying to drink less Diet Coke! LOL! Like that's going to happen! =D

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  2. That sounds sooooo good...I'm going to make some using orange's, lemon and limes...yum! Thank you for the recipe :o) Hugs Jennifer

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  3. This sounds cool and refreshing!

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  4. I am a huge lover of citrus and of sour drinks. Thanks for the recipe!
    Liz

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  5. What perfect timing this post was. I am trying to find an alternative to the diet coke I drink every day. I'll try the fruit in water, since the sugared stuff would just be even more fattening! Thank you!!! And thanks so much for the very sweet comment. It makes me feel so good knowing others are happy for me! You are such a good friend!
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  6. I just love lemonade during the summer! I love using maple sugar, and strawberries to sweeten it up a little!! Thanks for sharing, and know I will need to make some!! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  7. Alas, our summer seems to have passed us by :( I love your recipe - looks so cool and refreshing though!

    Thanks for sharing, Estelle xx

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  8. Yep, citrus drinks are the best for quenching summer-time thirst! I just made two gallons of fresh-squeezed lemonade and took a bunch of pix for a future blog post! Great minds, right?! Stay cool and hydrated, friend:)

    ~Cindy

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  9. Oh, I drink so much fluid in the hot Florida summers, I love that you can make this with Splenda, it tastes so good I absolutely can't taste the difference from real sugar, this is a must try recipe, thank you!

    Carol

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  10. HI Sweet little Susie that sounds very refreshing! My lemon trees are not producing lemons they get the flowers and they drop off and no lemons! It's driving me crazy. Poo Poo. I use the splenda and everyone acts like I am going to die from it. Have a great week.Hugs

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  11. Hi Suzy,

    So good to see a post from you. I love lemonade and will give this one a try.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  12. Yum, marvelously cool & refreshing. I'm definitely going to try the lime splenda one.

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  13. I have a tree full of limes in my backyard. I am making this today. Thanks.'
    blessings to you.

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  14. Lovely recipe....lemon and limes are so refreshing during the summer months. I will give it a go...thanks for stopping by.....

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  15. Hi Susie, I love a bit of lemon or lime in my water. I do however need to drink more of it. I drink more Diet Coke than I should. I guess I need to just fix me a pitcher of water and citrus and keep it in the frige. I know I would drink alot more if I did. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Hi Susie,
    Thanks for that recipe. I'm always on the lookout for Splenda recipes, Hubby is diabetic. And we love lemonaide in the summertime! I put lemon in my water at work, some say it helps curb your appetite, and I'm all for that!
    Dorothy

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  17. hooray for the lemons! :)
    cool post ^^

    anyway, i'm rae! an interior design student. (: If you have a time, please take a look at my blog: http://raellarina.blogspot.com/ and if you like it, feel free to click that follow button and make my day!

    Have a nice day!~

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  18. Hi Susie, your lemon-limeade looks so cool and refreshing, perfect on a hot summer day! Thanks for the reminder to stay hydrated and for your lovely comment. Always a pleasure to have you:) Stay cool!Hugs,Poppy

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  19. So refreshing. I love lemonade...never tried limeade. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  20. Thanks so much for your visit to my Craft Room and your kind words!
    Your drink sounds quite refreshing!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  21. I like a slice of lime in my iced tea. When we went to Jamaica many years ago they served it that way rather then lemon. A great reminder to freshen out drinks! Thanks for stopping in, Laura

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  22. I'm ready to race out and paint all my garden tools - love that red shovel!

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  23. Hi Susie I hope your summer is going along great! I guess we are half way through it and I am happy about that but want time to slow down. Have a great day! big hugs

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  24. Hi, love the name of your blog. My husband calls me Becky Homecky! Your drinks sound refreshing and I love the red shovel! Have a wonderful day, Jean

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  25. MMM...can't wait to try this yummy treat! Love the pictures on your post, too! :)

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  26. Thanks for visiting our blog Susie! This drink looks so refreshing. Love that it is low cal!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  27. Sounds refreshing. I'm waiting for the second set of Lemons to get big enough in Mom Garden...I love lemons and limes...I have to remind myself to specially when I'm out in the Garden too, to come inside and take a drink...nice post thank you for sharing it...with love Janice Sweet dreams

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  28. Oh, a step back in time when homemade citrus drinks were standard offerings on a hot summer day. Fresh squeezed tastes so much better than the powered stuff promoted for convenience today. Thanks for the great recipe.

    Debra

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  29. A perfect summer treat! Looks wonderful!

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  30. Sounds and looks delicious!
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  31. Hello Little Susi,
    Thanks for stopping by. You are so right there isn't must cooler or refreshing as lemonade. Earlier today I was admiring my big fat green lemons just hanging on my tree. can't wait. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

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  32. Hi Suzi!
    What a luscious post! Your Lemonade looks so refreshing and I love that I can make it up with Stevia.
    I think it's time to run to the store for some more lemons!
    Blessings and thanks for your sincere comment on my blog.
    Carolynn xo

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  33. Please forgive me.....Ooooooops.....I see that I spelled your name wrong Susie!
    Hugs,
    Carolynn

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  34. Oh thank you Susie. I'm so honored that you went to look at the magazine. I liked the way it turned out too! I still can't believe it actually is in there!!
    You are a very good friend to do that, I appreciate you taking the time!
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  35. that looks so delicious! I'm going to have to try it :)

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  36. Wow that looks so refreshing!

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  37. Congratulations! Your wonderful drink was featured today on my blog. Thank you for sharing it with us at the All Star Block Party :)

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad
    http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/2012/07/all-star-block-party-7-features.html

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  38. Hi Susie, I have nominated your Blog for The Sunshine Ward! Please go to my site to check out the details.
    JoAnn

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  39. You're so right about staying hydrated. It's amazing how much a person can sweat, just sitting outside doing nothing! I love lemon-lime drinks, so I can't wait to give your recipe a try!

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  40. That sounds so so good. It also reminded me that the "Hot-dog on Stick", shops will make hand pressed lemonade with. I used to always get that at the mall. Either way, from them or homemade here...I think it will be happening soon! Thanks!

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  41. Hi Susie!
    Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! The Kool-Aid dyed yarn does not bleed or fade. This is because the color is set with heat. I've used tons of links and tutorals, so I couln't link you to just one :) You may want to google 'How to dye yarn with kool-aid" for different techniques and directions. It's wonderful because, no matter which color kool-aid you use, it always comes out vibrant and super pretty! :) Let me know if you have any more questions, I'd be happy to help!
    Grace Ann

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  42. Just what I need after being out in the heat. So refreshing! xo

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  43. I so love lemonade. When I work outside it tastes so good and is so refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.
    Hugs
    donna

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  44. I think your blog is very nicely done. You should be very proud. I am working on mine but I am finding it very hard. I am a writer and the blog is taking up a lot of my time. That is alright though because it is a way to express myself. Hope you will take a look at my blog as well.

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