Yield: 5 cups
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Are you looking for fresh ways to make it through the last month of summer?
We have been experimenting this season and we all agree that there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than homemade lemonade! Cold-pressed lemonade, of course!
And if you have a PURE juicer at your disposal, why not experiment with different flavor combinations and set up your own rainbow-colored spread? With each additional flavor below, we used about 1.5 cups of raw fruit (one wrapped cloth) to produce about 10oz of juice in addition to the lemonade base.
No grinding required.
Ingredients for Base Lemonade
4 cups water
¼ cup of sweetener (agave, maple syrup, honey)
Blue Spirulina (1 tsp)
Activated Charcoal-Himalayan Salt (2 capsules)
activated charcoal: processed in a way to make it more porous, activated charcoal is made specifically to be used as a nutritional supplement. Its negatively charged, porous texture traps toxins to prevent your body from absorbing them, and traps gasses to prevent flatulence and bloating.
blue spirulina: spirulina, a type of cyanobacteria (algae), a popular nutritional supplement, is high in protein, B vitamins, copper, and iron, as well as decent amounts of magnesium, potassium, and manganese.
cucumber: cucumbers, especially their nutrient-dense skin, offer antioxidants including flavonoids and tannins that help protect you from free radicals. Made up of mostly water, cucumbers can help meet hydration goals and can aid in weight loss and management.
himalayan salt: all salt consists mostly of sodium chloride, but pink Himalayan salt also contains up to 84 other minerals. Himalayan salt has less sodium than table salt, but more magnesium, iron, and potassium. So far there are no studies showing conclusive evidence that himalayan salt is definitively healthier than table salt, but if you’re watching the additives you’re ingesting, why not give Himalayan salt a shot?
lemon: high in vitamin C and citric acid, lemons aid in iron absorption and could possibly prevent kidney stones. Several plant compounds found in lemons may lower cholesterol.
mango: high in immune-boosting Vitamin C and fiber, mangoes have been shown to reverse signs of aging and help protect the body from free radicals. Mangoes are also high in Vitamin B6, which aids in serotonin production to regulate our mood and better sleep.
mint: while we don’t often consume large amounts of mint at once, this leaf packs a punch nutritionally, offering fiber, iron, manganese, vitamin A, and folate.
pineapple: delicious and packed with antioxidants, pineapples are known for their anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in a healthy immune system. Pineapples are a rich source of Vitamin C, manganese, and the compound bromelain, a group of digestive enzymes that may help break down protein and aid with digestion and could help fight against cancer.
raspberries: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber – these little berries have it all. Raspberries are a rich source of potassium, which can help lower blood pressure and overall improve heart health, and omega-3 fatty acids that can help prevent risk of stroke.
rosemary: regularly consuming rosemary may lead to a healthier immune system, thanks to its high antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Rosemary is high in manganese, which helps injuries heal faster by aiding the blood-clotting process, and also contains carnosic acid, which is known to slow the growth of cancer cells.
watermelon: high in Vitamin C and A, watermelons also contain electrolytes like potassium and a natural substance called l-citrulline which aids in blood circulation and can improve muscle recovery time. Watermelons are hydrating and highly satiating, and can aid in weight loss and management.
Let these recipes be your inspiration! We hope you try them and we hope you create your own lemonade recipes, using this base, that make your mouth water. For ideas, download our Periodic Table of Juicing. It includes 99 fruits and vegetables and their health benefits.
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