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.