Good for For Your Health, Spicy Lemonade #Recipe

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Thanks so much to Chris Wimmer for today’s guest post! You can read more about Chris and his awesome blog in his bio below.


Spicy Lemonade Recipe

Summers are the best time of year: Vacations, sun, no rain, and lots of time for family fun. One of the few challenges our family has in Chicago is trying to stay cool when the temperature reaches 90+ degrees. An icy cold lemonade is always a crowd pleaser but I recently started reading labels more closely and it’s surprising what you find.

For example, last week I was at the store to purchase Lemonade and started reading the label of a 20oz Minute Maid Pink Lemonade bottle. Yikes! It has 260 calories and all of these mystery ingredients: modified cornstarch, glycerol ester of rosin, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate and calcium disodium edta (to protect taste), yellow #5. I was pretty surprised and I wasn’t sure which was worse… The calories or mystery additives.

Well much like Amy’s Christmas present to her husband, we purchased the Omega VRT350. (Confession time. I left this off my blog post but it was my wife’s Mother’s Day gift). I felt a little guilty as I probably wanted more than her but 3 months later we are both very happy with the purchase.

So armed with our new fresh juicer, we’ve experimented with a couple creative healthy lemonades. After a few trials, we have found a spicy lemonade recipe we love and know it’s super healthy too.

What makes this spicy lemonade recipe healthy:
• Fresh lemon juice is a natural antiseptic that will clear up your skin and halts bad breath
• Ginger speeds digestion and eliminates bloating by breaking down fats and proteins in your GI tract

Yields 16 oz.

Good for For Your Health, Spicy Lemonade
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  • 2 lemons (no peel)
  • 1 piece of ginger the size of your thumb
  • 12 oz pure water
  • 1 teaspoon Grade B Maple Syrup (only 40 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or too taste)


  • Juice lemons and ginger.
  • Add water, grade B maple syrup, and cayenne pepper directly to juice.
  • Shake and pour over ice to serve.

Remember to always drink your fresh juices within 72 hours.

About the author: Chris Wimmer blogs at about wellness, cooking, and juicing. He struggles but does try to use facebook so encourage him with a like or a note!


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. This sounds wonderful. I am going to have to try this. I need to buy a bag of lemons for sure! Thanks for sharing.
  2. We just got a juicer so we have been juicing up a storm in my house. We have been experimenting with so many different veggies and fruits. I love this lemonade recipe.
  3. So mouth watering! That looks impressive.
  4. shelly peterson says
    I love lemonade. This sounds healthy and yummy. I have never had a spicy lemonade before. Sounds worth trying out.
  5. David Fultner says
    I love anything fresh.
  6. I need a juicer, this sounds so good to me. My go to drink is Lemon zest tea! As a family we have been trying to get more natural and not have processed things, we drink a lot of water.
    • Juicing is such a good way to go about eating healthier. I was a little nervous that I wouldn't really like the juices and just have to tolerate them, but you can totally customize any juice to make it yummy!
  7. Darlene Jones-Nelson says
    I love to make homemade Lemonade! This sounds like a great recipe for a hot summer day.
  8. Nice recipe! I love lemonade. I can't wait to make this for my hubby.
  9. I love, Love, LOVE lemonade. I will have to try this. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
  10. We love lemonade in our house, but have never tried a spicy version. I am very interested to try this recipe.