Simple Sparkling Lemonade Recipe


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Store bought lemonade mixes are often loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. This lemonade is made with fresh lemon juice, stevia, and club soda to add some bubbly!

Ingredients

3 ½ cups club soda
10 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 2 ½ lemons)
2 ½ tablespoons stevia

Directions

In a medium-sized pitcher, combine all ingredients and mix until dissolved. Let chill, or pour over ice to enjoy right away.

Optional: Add mint leaves and fresh lemon slices to amp up the flavor.

Makes 4 servings.

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