Healthier Paleo Lemonade – no refined sugar, sweetened with maple syrup! Just 3 ingredients. Refined sugar free, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegan, clean eating.

Healthier Paleo Lemonade - no refined sugar, sweetened with maple syrup!

It has been so glorious and sunny outside, summer is in full swing. Which of course gets me craving a cold glass of iced lemonade. But I wanted to make a version that is way healthier and is refined sugar free.

This healthier paleo lemonade is really hitting the spot!

Healthier Paleo Lemonade - no refined sugar, sweetened with maple syrup!

I’ve been spending my afternoons outside, sitting in the shade, listening to music and watching my 2 year old play with his toys and baby pool and sand box. It is such a sweet time.

Made even sweeter with this tasty healthier paleo lemonade in my hand.

Healthier Paleo Lemonade - no refined sugar, sweetened with maple syrup!

My girlfriend has a huge lemon tree, and it is the gift that keeps on giving. She sends me homes with bags (BAGS!) of lemons, and I gladly accept them. I’ve used them to make my paleo lemon sorbet, paleo + whole30 lemon and asparagus skillet, paleo + whole30 lemon and herb chicken drumsticks, and of course to make this healthier paleo lemonade.

It starts with lemons. A whole bunch of lemons. You’re going to need 1.5 cups.

Healthier Paleo Lemonade - no refined sugar, sweetened with maple syrup!

My favorite paleo sweetener to use to sweeten this healthier paleo lemonade is maple syrup. I tried it with honey, but that added too much of a honey taste. I also tried coconut sugar, but that made the lemonade too dark of a color and I missed the pretty yellow color. Maple syrup worked out to be my favorite.

And to make it even fancier, I like serving it with a big sprig of mint from my garden to add even more freshness and brightness.

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Paleo Lemonade


  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups 1x
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Ingredients

11/2 cups lemon juice (I prefer meyer lemons)

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

5 cups water


Instructions

In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients and stir to combine. Serve cold over ice with a wedge of lemon and fresh mint (optional).


Notes

You can also sweeten the lemonade with honey or coconut sugar, but I prefer maple syrup. Coconut sugar changes the color of the lemonade to a darker color, FYI.

Healthier Paleo Lemonade - no refined sugar, sweetened with maple syrup!

More Summer Drinks:

Paleo Lemon Sorbet Mimosa

Blackberry Mint Mojito

Sparkling Peach Basil Sangria

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