Sugar-Free Lemonade

It is either blistering hot or freezing cold where I am sitting right now. I have just started a new internship and though I love my job and the office (the walls are made of bookshelves. Nuff said) the aircon and I aren’t really best buds. Every time we switch it on it blows wintry gusts down onto us (and I am right below the fan). I just can’t win.

If only I had a glass of this cool sugar-free lemonade, I wouldn’t need the aircon to survive a day in our stuffy office. Maybe I’ll make a pitcher for my colleagues this week.(But let’s be honest, only brownies will make me the office favourite.) In the meantime, here’s the recipe!

Makes 1 litre of lemonade, or 1.5 litres with ice.
Prep time: 5 mins + cooling in the fridge

4 (organic) unwaxed lemons, sliced thinly, or quartered
2-4 tsp powdered stevia (add more or less depending on how much of a sweet tooth you’ve got)
1 litre (4 cups) filtered water
ice cubes, to serve 

In a large bowl or jug, pour the water over the slices/quarters of lemons. Stir in the powdered stevia. Taste to check how sweet it is, and if it needs any alterations. Refrigerate for a hour or so before serving over ice.Feel free to add any other citrus fruits you like to this: lime, oranges, grapefruits, etc. Herbs would be lovely, too. Mint, especially, but try basil, lavender, anything you like!

Question of the day: I seem to consumer between 4 and 6 cups of tea (green) a day when I’m at the office. Crazy, or not? What do you drink to keep going at work?

One thought on “Sugar-Free Lemonade

  1. I have the exact same problem in my work – I am literally shivering as I type this because I sit below a fan too. Its roasting outside but I have to bring a heavy sweater to wear at my desk, and most of the time I end up putting on my lab coat too!

    So I feel your pain – and that ice cold lemonade will look really appetizing in about 3 hours when I leave the lab to go for lunch!!



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