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Low Calorie Lemonade Recipe For One Person

Updated on October 19, 2013
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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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      Marlene Bertrand 24 months ago from Northern California, USA

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

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      sujaya venkatesh 24 months ago

      an absolute thirst quencher

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      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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      Patricia Scott 2 years 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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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      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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      Susie Lehto 2 years 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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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      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 Singh Jolly 4 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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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      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 Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      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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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      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 4 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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      Marlene Bertrand 6 years ago from Northern California, USA

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

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      tiniewinne 6 years ago from world

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

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

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