Food

Fermented Lemonade

After Penelope’s first birthday, I had a dozen organic lemons left over, that I had used as decoration.
I planned to make regular lemonade from scratch and then happened to find this post about how to make fermented lemonade and I was so happy to give it a try!

Fermenting adds enzymes and probiotics to the lemonade that make it a healthy alternative to regular lemonade or juice, not to mention this recipe doesn’t call for regular white sugar.

I followed the directions from the above post and it came out great! I only used lemons, but you can add limes to the mix if you want. It was very tasty. Not like sugar-laded,  store-bought, pasteurized lemonade, but very tasty.

I got this juicer for Christmas, so I am excited to try more fermented juice recipes. I know I can’t protect Penelope forever from store bought juice, but I hope to always make any juice I give her and keep her from being addicted to sugar, like 99% of kids in our country.

Anyway, just wanted to share that this is a good recipe and it came out tasty. This is a perfect way to start doing fermentation at home.

For more fermented beverage and food recipes, check out this Nourishing Traditions.

P.S. I got those bottles at World Market, but you can also find them online or at a local brewery supply store.

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  • Enjoy Birth
    December 28, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    I have about 20 lemons on my tree ready to be picked, I was wondering what to do about them. Now I know. Thanks!

  • Stephanie
    December 28, 2010 at 2:20 AM

    Glad to hear!! Let me know how it turns out.

  • Stephanie
    August 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Hey Darlene, the link is on the word post, highlighted in black, it's embedded. 🙂

  • Erin Seabolt Bond
    December 14, 2011 at 3:28 AM

    I'm new to your blog (via Pinterest)–how lovely! I've been wanting to try this recipe, but I was wondering if a substitute could be used for the sucanat. Do you know if regular sugar or honey granules could be used instead?

  • Erika Poole
    June 17, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Hey Stephanie, do you think it would turn out ok if I added some mint and basil to the mix ?

    • Stephanie
      June 18, 2014 at 8:10 PM

      I am sure it would!