Low Calorie Lemonade Recipe For One Person

Lemons Mint and Splenda

Lemonade Made with Mint and Splenda
Lemonade Made with Mint and Splenda

Delicious Low Calorie Lemonade

Sometimes, I just want to go into the kitchen and make a single glass of lemonade – not a full pitcher, as with most recipes I have found. With experimentation, I discovered a combination of ingredients that make a cool and refreshing glass of lemonade. This lemonade recipe is not too tart and not too sweet.

I use Splenda Sweetener as a sugar substitute, making this a no sugar, low calorie beverage.

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 packets Splenda Sweetener
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 fresh mint leaf, washed
  • 6 to 8 ice cubes (or enough to fill the glass)

Preparation:

Place all ingredients into a tall glass, adding enough ice to fill the glass. Stir and enjoy!


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MarleneB 15 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you sujaya venkatesh. I enjoy this beverage especially in the summer time.


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sujaya venkatesh 15 months ago

an absolute thirst quencher


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MarleneB 20 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello pstraubie48. It is so hard to know what's good and what's not. One study says it's safe, another study says it's not safe. How do we really know? Well, normally, I don't use anything but real sugar to sweeten things, but I discovered that I can use Splenda in lemonade and not cringe. The trick is to use just the right amount. One sprinkle too much and I get that bitter taste that I don't like about artificial sweeteners. But I can accept the Splenda and lemon combination with no problem.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

Hi Marlene

Love lemonade but rarely make it due to the sugar issue. Now I hear and have read that Splenda is not great for our brains. I have and do use Truvia which in a minute they will tell us is bad for us too....maybe I will try it in your recipe.

Thanks for sharing this simple recipe for a refreshing drink.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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MarleneB 20 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Good morning, colorfulone. I do like lemons and lemonade is one of my favorite beverages. The ONLY time I can tolerate fake sugar is when I match it with lemons or limes. Otherwise, it's real sugar for me.


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colorfulone 20 months ago from Minnesota

I like a tall glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. Sugar for me though, I do need the calories. - Here's to you, Marlene. Cheers!


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi Rajan. It really is refreshing. The best part is that I can make just one glass at a time.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This is the simplest of cool drinks to make and so refreshing to have.

Voted up and useful, Marlene.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thanks, Brett. Sometimes it helps to see the brighter side of life. I've been making a lot of lemonade. :)


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Brett.Tesol 3 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

If you get dealt lemons, make lemonade eh lol ... not sure why that came into my head. Anyway, a great drink for a hot summer's day that isn't loaded with calories.

Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and useful.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi alocsin, when I first started putting this recipe together I wasn't sure I would like it (shhhh, don't tell anyone). I don't normally like artificial sweeteners. I enjoy lemonade, but I was feeling guilty about all the sugar. So, I gave sugar substitutes a try and it worked.


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

Sounds delicious. Voting this Up and Useful.


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LivingFood 5 years ago

Mint and lemon sound really good together, I will definitely try this. :)


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MarleneB 5 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you for trying it. I am so glad you like it.


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tiniewinne 5 years ago from world

very good I tried this today yesterday itself---very delicious


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Just the greatest of treats on a hot sunny afternoon. Thank you for sharing

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