One of my favorite new things is organic wheatgrass powder. I am always down for making a meal healthier, and now there are so many ways to do that. Throw some superfood powder into my protein shakes. Toss some chia or flax seeds into a salad. Blend some MCT oil into my morning cup of joe. Super simple ways to boost the health factor of a meal so easily.
Here is a recipe that can be made quickly and easily that is not only sugar-free but adds amazing fiber and good-for-you chlorophyll along with a ton of amazing vitamins and minerals – just check out my earlier post about the benefits of wheatgrass and choosing the right kind.
One tip that could make this recipe even easier is to look for fresh squeezed lemon juice at your favorite health food store. We have an amazing store walking distance from our house that has fresh lemon and lime juice that just makes recipes so easy now! No more laboring over citrus. I love it!
Now the below is just a guideline recipe for your lemonade and some people like it more or less sweet or sour than others so feel free to adjust the sweetener, water or lemon juice accordingly or to play around with the type of sweetener you use so long as you keep it healthy. I stick with paleo sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, maple sugar, and coconut sugar. You can also try stevia if you like the flavor of that, but beware – a little goes a long way. And as with anything, use in moderation.
You can also adjust the wheatgrass to taste! Start with a small amount and keep adding until you get it to where you like it. The mint, which we incorporate into a simple syrup, also adds a great fresh taste that I just love and I’m sure you will too!
You may end up with extra mint simple syrup or if you would like, you can make a large batch to use in other recipes. It tastes great in cocktails and jams and is delicious over chocolate ice cream and drizzled over fruit salads! There are so many possibilities!
This refreshing lemonade would be great alongside our Arugula, Cantaloupe and Goat Cheese Salad with Microgreens or my favorite Spiraled Cucumber Greek Salad – recipe video included there – fun!
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- ¾ cup honey
- 6 cups water
- 1-1½ cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- 3-6 scoops wheatgrass powder, to taste
- Add honey and mint to a small pot with 2 cups of water to make a mint simple syrup. Bring to a boil as honey dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to sit a few minutes more to steep the mint.
- Place lemon juice in a large pitcher with remaining 4 cups of water and some or all of the simple syrup. If you are particular to your lemonade flavor balance, you may try adding a little of lemon juice, water and syrup in order to get the right balance for your taste.
- Stir in wheatgrass and refrigerate 1 hour.
- Stir well to reincorporate wheatgrass before serving. Add ice and enjoy!