How To Make A Healthy Fermented Lemonade

This healthy lemonade is good for you and your gut health. The reason for this is because of the probiotics found in the whey used in making the lemonade. The lemonade is slightly tart, rich in B vitamins, fizzy and so refreshing.  When your natural intestinal flora balance is interrupted, it causes problems in your gut and your health. By eating and drinking fermented foods you can restore your intestinal flora to optimum health. These foods can be sauerkraut, yogurt, pickles or kimchi and the drinks can be water kefir, kombucha or lemonade!

How to get the whey is really easy, just dump a container of plain whole yogurt into a dish towel or cheesecloth and tie it up on a cupboard door and let it drip into a jar. The liquid dripped off is probiotic whey. The leftover yogurt in the towel is like Greek yogurt, it’s very thick and creamy.

Fermented Lemonade Recipe

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup refined sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice 4-6 fresh lemons
  • 1/2 cup fresh whey made by straining yogurt or kefir
  • flip-top bottles  (3)
  1. Warm the water in a saucepan over low heat, keeping it just warm enough to dissolve the honey – about 100 F. Whisk in the honey continuously until fully dissolved in the water. Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stove.
  2. Whisk the lemon juice and whey into the honey water until fully incorporated.
  3. Pour the lemonade through a narrow funnel into three flip-top bottles.  Seal the bottles and allow the lemonade to sit at room temperature to ferment at least four and up to seven days. You can open a bottle to check for fizziness and flavor, keeping in mind that the warmer your kitchen and the more time you allow, the sourer and fizzier your soda will be.

You now have a healthy probiotic lemonade to enjoy and in doing so you’re keeping your gut flora healthy. Leave me a comment below to let me know if you enjoy this drink.

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