Waste-Free Kitchen : DIY Lemonade

Waste-Free Kitchen : DIY Lemonade

Thirst quencher can be something as easy as turning on the tap here in Singapore.  I am really thankful for that.  But sometimes, I need something more delicious than plain water, it also has to be simple to make.  I read about how lemonade can be made in a blender, just throw in the entire fruit, skin and all.  As I don’t get organic lemons, I made it with just the pulp after removing the bitter pith.  I also prefer to use my immersion blender since there is no hard skins involved, plus I always choose to wash and dry just one stick than a huge blender jar.

Here’s how I make my version of blender lemonade:

Waste-Free Kitchen : DIY Lemonade

I used 2 lemons, enough to make about 4 glasses of lemonade.

Quarter the fruits and remove the skin, pith and seeds.  Place the pulp in a large cup or a glass flask and top with ice water.  Do not add too much water, in case it gets too diluted.  You can always top up with more ice water later if it is too sour to your liking.

Waste-Free Kitchen : DIY Lemonade

Instead of topping up with water, I added honey.  In a separate cup, prepare the honey syrup by dissolving your favorite honey in water.  I added 2 tablespoons of honey.  Again, you can adjust to taste after combining the 2 liquids together. Stir well, and serve chilled with more ice cubes.  Taken best on a hot afternoon.

Enjoy!

Waste-Free Kitchen : DIY Lemonade

*The skin, pith, and seeds are frozen with the rest of my vegetable scraps that I sent off to a composting site when the container gets filled up.  If you buy organic lemons, you can blend the skin with the flesh after scrubbing the surface clean.

Waste-Free Kitchen : DIY Lemonade

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