Sugar-Free, No Squeeze Lemonade Recipe

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This easy lemonade recipe will change your summertime favorite drink game for-ever. With my no-squeeze method and sugar-free yet sweet recipe (no artificial sweeteners used), you’ll be making this quick sugar-free, no squeeze lemonade recipe time after time. 

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On a hot summer day, my family craves cool, refreshing drinks. In my attempt to put more whole foods into our diet, I decided to make a pitcher of fresh-squeezed lemonade every few days. I bought bags of fresh lemons and spent lots of time coaxing enough juice from my small lemon squeezer or hurting my wrist twisting lemon after lemon on the glass juicer before fishing out all those pesky seeds that slipped through the strainer. 

The time had come for me to break down and buy the prepared frozen concentrate from the grocery store. Oh well.

Until I had an epiphany one sleepless night for a much better option. I hated wasting most of the lemon after getting a few tablespoons of juice from it. And I love full-of-pulp lemonade. 

Why not use the whole lemon for an easy sugar-free lemonade? 

And so I did. And it has become our new favorite drink.

Why Drink Lemonade?

Lemonade is a delicious and (can be) a healthy summertime drink. That is, until we fill it with a high sugar content. Then the benefits diminish greatly. But have you tried drinking unsweetened lemonade? I have. I don’t advise it.

Healthy homemade lemonade gives you many natural health benefits such as

  • Source of Vitamin C
  • Immune Boost
  • Tasty Summer Hydration
  • Alternative to Sugary Drinks for Kids!
  • Alleviate a sore throat
  • Plus Possible Digestive and Detox Aid, Weight Loss Aid and Energy Boost

Can Lemonade Hurt Tooth Enamel?

Lemonade is very acidic, so there is concern by some that it can cause tooth decay. This is heightened by the fact that most lemonade recipes have lots of sugar in them. 

As with all drinks other than water, you should limit the amount you drink. Consuming crazy amounts of lemonade would obviously cause problems. Dentists also recommend to wait at least 30 minutes after drinking before you brush your teeth to give your enamel time to repair itself.

If you would like to use extra caution while drinking lemonade, a reusable straw (non-metallic) would definitely help.

Tools You Will Need

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Blender
  • 4 Quart Pitcher

Simple Ingredients for Sugar-Free, No Squeeze Lemonade Recipe

  • 4 Medium to large lemons
  • 1 cup of water
  • Additional cold water to fill pitcher
  • 2 teaspoons liquid stevia, more to taste
  • Ice cubes and extra sliced lemons, optional

Simple Steps for My Sugar-free, No Squeeze Lemonade Recipe

Step 1: Cut 4 Medium Lemons in Quarters

Cutting the lemon into quarters was the quickest way for me to get to the peel.

Step 2: Remove Peel and Seeds

Depending on how powerful blender you have, removing the seeds is optional. (More on the blender below.)

Step 3: Make Lemon Concentrate

Throw peeled and seeded lemon quarters into blender with 2 cups filtered water.

I have a powerful Vitamix blender found HERE, so I throw in the seeds as well to reduce time and add healthy benefits. If you have a blender that does not grind hard things well, you will definitely want to remove the seeds.

Blend lemons and water for 30 – 60 seconds.

Step 4: Mix Lemonade

Pour concentrate from blender into a pitcher. Add enough water to fill 4 quart pitcher, ice and 2 teaspoons liquid Stevia found HERE (more or less stevia drops according to personal preference).

Add a few lemon slices, stir and enjoy!

Variations to Sugar-Free, No Squeeze Lemonade Recipe

  • Use alternative natural sweeteners such as maple syrup or raw honey. Or make a simple syrup with monk fruit sugar or coconut sugar.
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries for strawberry pink lemonade.
  • Fresh mint for Mint Lemonade
  • 2 cups ice for lemonade slush.
  • Leave the peel on the lemon and blend to add a bitter taste with the lemon zest (may need to strain after blending).
  • Add to popsicle molds for delicious lemonade ice pops.

Yield: 4 Quarts

Sugar-Free, No Squeeze Lemonade Recipe

glass pitcher of homemade lemonade with half lemon and glass of lemonade sitting on kitchen counter

This easy lemonade recipe will change your summertime favorite drink game for-ever. With my no-squeeze method and sugar-free yet sweet recipe (no artificial sweeteners used), you’ll be making this quick sugar-free, no squeeze lemonade recipe time after time. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium to large lemons, quartered, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup of water
  • Additional water to fill 4 quart pitcher
  • 2 teaspoons liquid stevia, to taste
  • Ice cubes and extra sliced lemons, optional

Instructions

    Cut 4 medium lemons into quarters.

    Remove peel and seeds.

    Add lemon quarters and 1 cup of water to blender. Blend 30 - 60 seconds.

    Pour blended concentrate into pitcher. Add 2 teaspoons liquid stevia, ice cubes and enough water to fill 4 quart pitcher.

Notes

Variations:

  • Use alternative natural sweeteners such as maple syrup or raw honey. Or make a simple syrup with monk fruit sugar or coconut sugar.
  • Add 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries for strawberry pink lemonade.
  • Add fresh mint for Mint Lemonade
  • Add 2 cups ice for lemonade slush.
  • Leave the peel on the lemon and blend to add a bitter taste with the lemon zest (may need to strain after blending).
  • Add to popsicle molds for delicious lemonade ice pops.
And there is the quickest sugar-free, no squeeze lemonade recipe you’ll ever make! You’ll find yourself preparing this easy recipe for hot afternoons by the pool and summer evenings when friends come for supper. 

Comment below and tell me how you liked this sugar-free lemonade recipe! I would love to hear from you.

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    1. You’ll have to let me know how you like it! It has been a game changer for the amount and full flavor of lemonade we can make with one bag of lemons.

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