One of the easiest lemonades you will ever make... and no sauce pan or simple syrup required!
I am terrible when it comes to drinking enough water everyday. I know that I am supposed to drink at least 1/2 my body weight in water everyday… but most days I barely drink anything more than my daily cup (or two) of coffee.
It’s a bad habit and something that I desperately need to change but I am just not the biggest fan of plain water. Even flavored water is no fun. I try, seriously I do, but it just doesn’t sound appetising to me.
My husband is the same way. He will pick up a can of soda before he decides to drink any water. Even when he says he is really thirsty. I am not quite to that point and hopefully will never be because I’m not much of a soda drinker either.
I think it’s a little weird that he chooses soda first when thirsty because when I am really thirsty I’ll drink a big glass of water, usually about 20 oz in a single chug. However, it’s still not the first thing I think of when I want something to drink.
It’s a terrible habit that I need to try and break. I don’t know why it’s so hard, I have kids that drink water like it’s going out of style. I should just try and make it a game… maybe that’ll help?
Currently, when I’m looking for a drink I’d rather have juice or something that has flavor. Like this beautiful cherry lemonade. I don’t think it even lasted more than a day in our house. My daughter chugged about 2 glasses before I was even finished shooting these images and then I downed the one in the photo when I was done. Definitely something that I will be making more of!
And who knows… maybe this little water game will help me drink more water?
- 2 cups fresh cherries pitted
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 2/3 cup stevia or sugar
- 4 cups water
- Add cherries and 2 cups of water to blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Pour through fine mesh strainer over gallon jug to get out any leftover pulp. Discad pulp.
- Add rest of water, lemon juice, and stevia. Stir.
- Serve immediately over ice or can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Slight separation is normal, just stir to combine before serving.