facebook pixel Mint Lemonade
Site Search
< Blog Home < Nutrition and Diet

Mint Lemonade

Cool off with this sweet and tart mint lemonade—made with less sugar than typical recipes.

Mint lemonade recipe

 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

6 lemons

¼ cup granulated sugar

6 cups cold water

30-40 mint leaves

Ice cubes

Instructions

1. In small pot, add sugar and ½ cup water and cook on low until the sugar has dissolved (about 1 minute). Let cool for a few minutes.

2. Juice lemons and discard seeds. Add the lemon juice to a pitcher and add 4 cups water.

3. Add sugar syrup mixture to the pitcher and mix well.

4. Add more water or ice cubes to taste if the lemonade is too strong.

5. Put 6-10 mint leaves in each glass and muddle for a few seconds using a pestle. If you don’t have a muddling tool, use a small, flat wooden spoon. Add a small amount of lemonade to each glass and muddle for a few more seconds.

6. Fill each glass ¾ full with lemonade; add ice as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 74; Carbohydrates: 20; Fat: 0.3 grams; Protein: 1 gram; Sodium: 2.2 mg; Fiber: 2.5 gram  

Related: Greek Cucumber Salad

For information on our medical and dental plans, visit selecthealth.org/plans. And while you’re here, check out our other articles on nutrition and diet.

 

Reference: “Mint Lemonade Recipe (Low Sugar).” Pickled Plum, 2018. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <https://pickledplum.com/mint-lemonade-recipe-low-sugar/>

You May Also Like...

Healthcare and Insurance Basics

Explaining a High Deductible Health Plan [Infographic]

You’ve probably heard of a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)—1/3 of our SelectHealth membership has chosen this type of plan. We’ll explain what this means and what you should expect from a HDHP.

Healthy Living

Your Winter Workout Survival Guide

Yes, it is possible to stay fit without getting frost bite.

In the Community

How to Cope with Wildfire Smoke

Because fires are still burning in the western part of the country, it’s important to know what to do to protect you and your family.

Business

Why Our Company Culture Sets Us Apart

Here’s why I think creating a safe, welcoming, and supportive culture at work is not only important for our employees, but for the members we serve.

Related Articles

Related Articles

Nutrition and Diet

5 Foods That Will Help You Build Muscle

Get stronger with the help of these foods.

Nutrition and Diet

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

Make this breakfast at night and you’ve got a healthy grab-and-go breakfast the next morning.

Nutrition and Diet

The Health Benefits of Nuts

Why are we so crazy about nuts? Of course, peanut butter is one reason, but these unassuming gems hold some powerful secrets.

Nutrition and Diet

Ways to Save 100 Calories Per Day

You don’t have to have an extreme calorie deficit every day to lose weight—in fact, that will probably do more harm than good. Here’s how to take a baby step toward healthy weight loss by cutting 100 calories per day out of your diet.

Post Author

Sandy Patton

Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.