I love lemonade. The problem is that it takes a ton of sugar to keep you from puckering up when you drink it. This juice tastes just like sweetened lemonade. The joy is that it is sweetened only with apples. Sounds like a win to me.
Needless to say, this is my kids favorite juice. My younger son says that wants me to “make this all day, and all night, every day”. I don’t think I will be doing that, but it makes me feel much better giving them this juice instead of the hyper-sweetened variety.
Drink your juice within 15 minutes of juicing to get the maximum benefits
The key is to add 1/2 a lemon to every apple you juice.
- apple - 1, cored - preferably organic
“An apple a day” is an adage for a reason. Apples are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and many beneficial phytochemicals. Apples are also a good source of the soluble fiber pectin, which can help detox metals and food additives from your body.
- lemon - 1/2 - preferably organic
Lemon contains Vitamins C and B as well as phosphorous proteins which help to strengthen the immune system, and enable the body to fight disease. The acidity in lemon juice helps to purify and cleanse the colon, while the acid helps to break up any food, toxins or nutrients hanging out in your digestive system. Lemons stimulate the release of enzymes and help convert toxins into a water-soluble form that can be easily excreted from the body.
Put the ingredients through the juicer.
The reason I say to use an organic lemon is that I use the whole thing, peel and all. You don't want the pesticides and waxy residue in your juice glass, so buy organic. (You should still rinse the lemon thoroughly before use.)
You should core your apple before juicing it. Apple seeds contain cyanide which you most definitely don't want in your kids drink!