When is the last time you saw a pink lemonade that was completely natural? Most pink lemonades contain artificial colors and sweeteners, and they typically come in powder form. This is not what lemonade should be. And while many people like to reminisce about a classic lemonade stand on someone’s front lawn, that lemonade probably contained excess sugar. It’s better to use honey, agave, or stevia to sweeten lemonade, but this recipe is a little different than changing your sweetener.
This lemonade is technically a juice, but it has the same rich, beautiful reddish hue of pink lemonade. No artificial dyes to get the color; rather, we used beets, which not only offer a unique earthiness, but also exhibit many health properties. One of the best known benefits of beets is that they work to protect your liver and promote detoxification. Beets also contain phytonutrients that may help protect against cancer. Plus, they contain betaine, which works to assist with inflammation reduction. So this pink looks as good as it is good for you!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1 Persian cucumber
- 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
- 1 Fuji apple, cored and chopped
- 1 lemon, peel removed
- 1/4 red beet
- 1 1/2 -inch piece ginger root, peeled
- Process all of the ingredients through a juicer and then pour into 2 glassed.
- Drink within 15 minutes of juicing. Enjoy!