Our daughter has been BIG into lemonade this summer! At least once a week when she has a friend over after school, she asks if I can make them lemonade to cool down. It is mid-September and still in the mid-90’s—and you will not hear me complaining!

Lemons are hydrating, rich in Vitamin C, and great for detoxification and digestion. Traditional lemonade recipes use a simple syrup, which requires you to boil sugar and water together so that the sugar will dissolve.  I needed something faster and agave nectar is my go-to sweetener for cold beverages. Unlike honey or granulated sugars (cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple sugar), agave will dissolve well in cold beverages.

Three ingredients, easy-peasy after school lemonade!

One more thing: our kids (and their friends) love these reusable ice cubes, which we use to instantly chill the fresh lemonade without diluting the flavor.

After School Lemonade 
by Debbie Steinbock

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (from approx. 1 lemon)
1 ½ Tbsp. raw agave nectar (or slightly more, to taste)
24 oz. water


  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large mason jar. Whisk the ingredients to combine thoroughly.
  2. Adjust sweetness to your liking. This will also depend on how sour/tart your lemon is—and how sweet you like your lemonade!
  3. Serve chilled.

About Debbie Steinbock, HHC

After years of being told that she had an "incurable" chronic health condition, Debbie turned to her diet to help her understand her disease, restore her body, and regain control of her health. Her personal journey has given her the knowledge and compassion necessary to help her clients take an active role in their own healing. Since starting her practice in 2000, Debbie has successfully helped hundreds of people across the country to improve their diet, enhance their current state of health, and eliminate a variety of health conditions.

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