Low Calorie Iced Green Tea Lemonade

Lemonade is the perfect summer drink. It is such a refreshing and delicious addition to a cook out or a day at the pool.

There is only one problem. Most premade lemonades (and mixes) are laden with sugar and extra calories. Sure, they’re delicious—but I prefer to eat my calories, not drink them.

In an attempt to make my own lower calorie lemonade, I realized something. Something fantastic. It is actually quite easy to make homemade lemonade—no messy squeezing or juicing involved. And you don’t even have to make a full pitcher—just a glass whenever you’re in the mood.

Only 3 ingredients are necessary—lemon juice, water, and a low calorie sweetener of choice.

Of course, I took it a step further and added green tea to the mix. Green tea is known for it’s health-promoting properties, so I figured it could only make things better.

The Italian volcano lemon juice is my secret ingredient. No fresh lemons necessary—just a pour and you’re good to go! Hint: they have it at Costco in a two-bottle pack! I’m obsessed.

To make the green tea version, you’ll need to have chilled green tea on hand. Simply steep a few tea bags in a pitcher of hot water, pop it the fridge, and it’s ready for drinking!

I also use a little NuNaturals liquid stevia to sweeten it up. I used the unflavored version, but I have seen the lemon version online and I think that would be an amazing addition as well.

10-calorie Lemonade (sweetened with stevia)

1.5 C. cold water
3 T. fresh lemon juice
stevia to taste (about 8-10 drops)
Shake (or blend it up), pour over ice, and enjoy!

For the green tea version:

1 C. green tea (brewed and chilled)
1/2 C. cold water
2 T. fresh lemon juice
stevia to taste (about 8-10 drops)
Shake (or blend it up), pour over ice, and enjoy!

I have been drinking this like mad. It is so good!

Next up? Iced passion fruit lemonade made with Tazo passion tea!

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