It’s best to make homemade lemonade to avoid the high fructose corn syrup and artificial lemon flavoring common in store-bought lemonades.
To give your lemonade a new twist, try a fresh homemade probiotic lemonade. This tangy fermented lemonade has the goodness of probiotics as well as lemons.
This recipe uses whey, the watery, protein-rich liquid component of yogurt. Whey contains healthy bacteria and enzymes that are essential for a healthy digestive tract. A healthy digestive tract supports a strong immune system and a healthier you.
This fermented drink even cleanses your system to get rid of the bad bacteria that have found their way into your body. It even helps with joint pain, weight control and several other health issues.
Whey is also rich in essential amino acids that support vital biological functions in the body. Other nutrients in whey include potassium, iron, zinc and vitamin B2 or riboflavin.
The other main ingredient in this recipe is lemons, a good source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamins A, C and B-complex.
Lemons also contain antibacterial, antiviral and immune-boosting powers to help keep you healthy. They help detox your system and quench your thirst better than water alone.
This drink is easy to make and requires only some basic ingredients and very little work.
How to make healthy and refreshing homemade probiotic lemonade
Things you’ll need:
- 2 cups of full fat plain yogurt to make 1 cup of whey
- Cheese cloth and rubber band/string
- Sugar – ¾ to 1 cup
- Lemons – 10 to 12
- 1 gallon jug
- Lemon squeezer
- Measuring cup
- Mixing spoon