I made this drink from oranges, lemons, and water, sweetened with agave. This orange lemonade is as refreshingly summery as it gets. This beverage will hit the spot as it is filled with goodness and flavor. This is enough to quench your thirst at any time of year. The usage of tree-grown lemons and oranges gives an additional relish to this recipe.

You will also enjoy, Vegan Lemon Pound Cake, Vegan Orange Almond Cake.

Orange Lemonade

Making such foods or juices from scratch means that you have control over the quality and quantity of your beverages. You can easily opt for healthy and cost-effective lemonade. Also, it makes you feel exceptional about treating your friends and family in an excellent manner that eventually leads to a stronger emotional bond with them.

Come and enjoy this fantastic lemonade recipe by making it on your own. Love to make your food rather than seeking it as a house chore.

This lemonade is a unique treat and a perfect drink to entertain in hot weather. You can make it and store it in the refrigerator, so that you, your family, and friends can enjoy it entirely whenever they need refreshment.

Instead of using the sugar that is a typical ingredient of homemade lemonades, this recipe will use agave nectar. Extra ingredients, such as mint and ginger, also bring interesting flavors that make this recipe stand out from others.

Lemon Nutrition Facts

Lemons originate from India, then spreading globally to temperate and tropical regions of the world. They were sought after by early sailors to prevent or treat Vitamin C deficiency, also known as scurvy.

It is grown on an evergreen shrub and the tree produces ripe yellow fruits practically all year round. It is highly prized in the manufacturing industry for lemon oil, lemon juice, pectin, and citric acid.

Medicinally, lemons have been used for centuries. They have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lemons contain vitamin C or ascorbic acid, citric acid (gives lemons a sour taste), flavonoids, Vitamin B complex, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, phosphorus, iron, and fiber.

The fruit is low in calories – 29 calories per 100 grams – contains no saturated fats, nor cholesterol. Although lemon is acidic when eaten, it has an alkalizing and purifying effect on the blood.

Health Benefits of Vitamin C

The most commonly known component of orange is vitamin C, and for good reason. One orange contains roughly just under the amount of vitamin C recommended in a day. This vitamin is vital for your body’s function and benefits so many different systems.

Vitamin C is essential for the production of several compounds, such as collagen, which is good for keeping your skin elastic and is an essential element of connective tissue, muscles, bones, and other organ tissues. Collagen is also necessary for wound healing, meaning that keeping up your vitamin C intake may speed up healing.

It also helps with iron absorption, making it important for anemic individuals who are trying to increase their iron intake through their diet.

The antioxidants in vitamin C are good for preventing cell damage and lowering inflammation. These two benefits can affect or prevent many diseases, including possibly defending against cancer cells.

Vitamin C has many other applications it could be great for. Some examples are diabetes, macular degeneration, allergies, and asthma.

The absolutely most popular benefit of vitamin C is for the common cold and flu. Vitamin C works best if you have it on a daily basis so that your immune system stays strong and can fight off colds.

How To Pick Lemons?

You will need whole fresh lemons. You can use a medium-sized lemon for this recipe. When buying lemons, you have to keep the following things in mind. Firstly, the color of the lemon should be perfectly yellow. There should not be green or brown spots on it. Because we are going to use the whole lemon for this recipe, you wouldn’t want to use a lemon with fungus on it. It is best to purchase organic lemons for this recipe

Furthermore, when picking up a lemon, make sure you press your thumb lightly against it. It should be firm and hard. Avoid lemons that are soft, mushy, or have dried skin.

Orange lemonade ingredients, lemons, oranges, ginger, agave, water

Orange Lemonade Recipe

  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Water
  • Ginger
  • Sweetener
  • Few leaves of mint, lightly crushed (optional)

How to Make Orange Lemonade?

  1. Peel the oranges and lemons, and remove the seeds.
  2. Cut them both into chunks, and add to the blender, along with water and ginger. Process until the mixture attains smoothness.
  3. Strain this lemonade with a fine strainer, or you can use a nut milk bag to strain it into a jug.
  4. Add the sweetener to the lemonade.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Garnish with mint and serve while cool.

Lemonade Ideas

  • Just like lemonade, there are other ways around that you can use to customize your recipe. For example, you can use sparkling water instead of still. there are infinite possibilities you can select to make your top orange lemonade.
  • You can avoid diluting the taste of your lemonade by adding ice cubes just prior to serving.
  • For a fun twist, add a few tablespoons of elderflower syrup. The flowery flavor is such an excellent foundation for simple vodka brews. You can also try other flavors you may like!
  • Making lemonade is not restricted to the addition of lemon. You can enhance the flavor by substituting a half cup of lemon juice with any citrus or lime. Serve it with garden-fresh mint and garnishes of seasonal berries makes it more appealing.

Varieties of Agave Nectar

Different types of agave nectar with multiple profiles of flavor and appearance are given as:

  • Light nectar: This is a neutral flavor that won’t affect other flavors in your lemonade.
  • Amber nectar: it is a mild caramel flavor that will provide a slight flavor to your foods.
  • Dark nectar: it is pretty good for intensely flavored desserts and foods also.
  • Raw agave nectar: it is produced under 119 Fahrenheit temperature, and it has a mild and very fine flavor.

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Orange lemonade drink

Orange Lemonade

I'm continuing adding on to my favorite summer drinks with this deliciously tart Orange Lemonade. Enjoy this citrusy drink all year-round!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Lemonade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 149kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges
  • 4 lemons
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 inch peeled ginger
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup, etc.
  • fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • Peel the oranges and lemons, and remove the seeds.
  • Cut them both into chunks, and add to the bender, along with water and ginger. Process until the mixture attains smoothness.
  • Strain this lemonade with a fine strainer, or you can use a nut milk bag to strain it into a jug.
  • Add the sweetener to the lemonade.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Garnish with mint and serve while cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg