Skinny Homemade Lemonade


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It’s just what I did when hurricane Arthur hit the coast of North Carolina on Independence Eve. The third was a wash out, fireworks canceled. The fourth was a hot but beautiful day, perfect for boating hurrican¬†clean-up. Let me say I am thankful this event was nothing more than a little inconvenient. ¬†After a day of work in the yard, I still had enough time to toast America the Beautiful with the quintessential summer beverage, homemade lemonade. God Bless America.


Reduced Sugar Lemonade

by Diane Boyd


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Monk fruit in the raw bakers bag
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • water
  • ice


Make a simple syrup by combining sugar, water and Monk Fruit in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar and Monk Fruit dissolve, about 3 to 4 minutes. Cool completely. Chill.

Add lemon juice to chilled simple syrup. Fill tumblers with ice. Pour lemonade over ice. Add water to taste. Garnish with lemon slices.

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