So when dieting I find it hard to keep getting in my gallon of water which is only half of what I should be getting but I cannot seem to get much past that gallon. To help get more flavor in my water I add some of this recipe or I will have a glass or 2 in the day to have a nice flavor without any fat or sugar and very low calories that you burn off just in the exertion of drinking it!
Its so refreshing and great for summer, garden or picnic settings and it actually tastes great. When I first read this I was like EEEWWWE, gross. But then I tried it and then another sip and wow........I was shocked.
Now this is a Vitamix recipe but I am sure you can use a juicer or even a really good blender that handles ice well.
Lemon Basil Ade
Processing: 1 minute, 30 seconds
|1 (84 g) lemon, peeled, halved, seeded|
|5-8 small packets of sweetener of choice|
|1/8 cup fresh basil leaves|
|3-4 cups (720-960 ml) ice cubes|
|1/4 cup (60 ml) water|
|1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Blend for 1 1/2 minutes, using the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
|Health Classification: Diabetic Friendly, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Cholesterol, Heart Healthy, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw|
|Meal Type: 5 Ingredients or less, Beverages|
Serving Size 1 cup (240 ml)
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g|
|Saturated Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 14g|
|Dietary Fiber 1g|
|Total Fat||Less than||65g||80g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||20g||25g|
|Calories per gram:|
|Fat 9||Carbohydrate 4||Protein 4|