GREEN LEMONADE

GREEN LEMONADE // The Kitchy Kitchen

For a refreshing drink with a little bit more going on, I threw some greens into my lemonade and switched out sugar for low glycemic (and brown sugar tasting) agave nectar.  The result is a bright, zesty drink that is perfect on a hot day.  Enjoy!

GREEN LEMONADE // The Kitchy Kitchen

GREEN LEMONADE // The Kitchy Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

For 1 1/2 quarts Lemonade

1 cup lemon juice (about 6 lemons), fresh squeezed and lemon peels reserved

2 cups hot water

2 cups cold water

5 pieces of kale, ribs removed

Small handful of parsley

Small handful of mint

3 tablespoons agave nectar

DIRECTIONS

Juice the lemons. Put all of the used halves into a bowl and cover with 2 cups of hot water.  Let it sit for about 10 minutes.  The hot water pulls all of the natural oils out of the lemon skins and adds so much flavor. Strain into a blender and add the lemon juice, cold water, kale, parsley, mint and agave. Puree fully and strain. Pour into a pitcher and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.