Basil Lemonade

It's starting to feel like summer here in the Seattle area!  I love lemonade but hate how the store bought brands are loaded with sugar.  While participating in the Whole Life Challenge, I need a healthy drink to quench my thirst on hot days.  

Here's my alternative recipe:

  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Stevia Packet
  • 2 -3 Basil Leaves
  • Ice
  • Water
Peel and juice 2 lemons using a hand citrus juicer or something like that.  I personally use a Waring Pro for convenience.  Combine the lemon juice, stevia, basil leaves and a few cube of ice to a 16 ounce glass.  Use a muddler to blend the ingredients together and bring out the basil flavor.  Add a few more ice cubes and fill the rest of the glass with water.  Stir and enjoy!