Fruit-Sweetened Lemonade

There's no added refined sugar in this tart and refreshing lemonade - all the sweetness comes from the apples and lemons themselves! You can also try a pink lemonade version by juicing your favorite red-skinned apple instead of the Golden Delicious.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: One 8- to 10-ounce drink
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and cut into chunks

2 small lemons, peel removed and flesh cut into chunks

Kosher salt

Directions

Special equipment:
a juicer (see Cook's Note)
  1. Set up your juicer and turn it on. Run the pieces of apple and lemon through and juice.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and stir. Allow the juice to settle for a few minutes and skim off any foam that rises to the top. Serve over lots of ice.

Cook’s Note

If you don't have a juicer, make this lemonade in the blender. Just add all the prepared fruits and salt plus 1/2 cup of water and puree until very smooth. In small batches, pour the pureed fruit through a fine-mesh strainer and use a large spoon to push the liquid through. The lemonade will be slightly more sour, but still delicious!

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