green lemonade

Lemonade was once a legitimate summer drink meant to rehydrate and remineralize us during a season of so much sun, sweat and heat. However, just like iced teas, coffees, sodas and so many other traditional summer drinks, the actual recipe for lemonade has become overrun by tablespoons or even cups of sugar.

These potent lemonade recipes from holistic nutritionist, Kritin Dahl, aren’t what your grandmother once made, but we promise that if you serve them up to that gaggle of wellness-loving friends who’ve overtaken your pool this summer, they’ll beg you for more. Make both, by the pitcher or the glass, and find out which is your fave… 

Refreshing, alkalizing & absolutely delicious, this green lemonade offers endless summer vibes. For a simplified version, try out the ginger lemonade — this can be enjoyed iced or warm all year long for a delicious immune boost. Enjoy!

Green Lemonade

2-4 stalks of kale or spinach – juiced 
1 small knob of ginger – juiced 
1-2 peeled lemons (depending on size) – juiced 
1-2 tbsp raw honey (local, if possible)

Optional additions:
1-4 stalks of fresh celery juice,
1/2 – 1 fresh cucumber juice,
½ an apple – juiced
sprig of fresh mint

Run all ingredients through the juicer

Liquify honey & add to the juice mixture 

Enjoy over ice + a few pieces of fresh mint 

Simple Ginger Lemonade 

1 small knob of ginger – juiced 
1-2 peeled lemons – juiced 
1-2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup

Add a small knob of ginger to the blender – blend & then strain

Juice 1-2 lemons

Liquify honey & add to the juice mixture 

Shake + serve over ice

The Benefits of Power Lemonade

Kale Juice – Ultra-alkalizing and loaded with antioxidants + vitamins A, C & K, kale helps to slow aging and supports cell renewal. Packed with chlorophyll which helps increase blood flow in the body. 

Spinach Juice – Spinach is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that boost hair, skin & nail health. It may also boost eye health through its high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin. 

Ginger – Ginger is great for improving digestion, relieving gastric upset, and reducing inflammation. 

It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, helps to prevent infections, improves circulation, and aids in digestive function. 

Lemon Juice – Although acidic in nature, lemons produce an alkalizing effect in the body. They aid in digestion, detoxification, and support liver function while boosting energy and relieving belly bloating.

Raw Honey – Rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes, honey also has antiseptic, antibiotic, and antimicrobial properties. Similar to bee pollen, local honey exposes our bodies to some of the pollen in the area and may help the body build up a tolerance to local allergens, making it an amazing natural antihistamine. 

Learn more from Kristin Dahl in our series here. 

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