Lemon-Lime Sports Ade {100 Best Juices for Kids Book Giveaway!}

This lemon-lime drink tastes like the bottled or powdered version I enjoyed as a child. Inexpensive to mix up, it’s delightfully refreshing. Use freshly squeezed juices for the best flavor.
Lemon-Lime Sports Ade - The Lemon BowlAs a relatively new mom raising two young boys under the age of 3, I have a lot of respect for the woman responsible for this delicious Lemon-Lime Sports Ade recipe. Jessica Fisher, author of Best 100 Juices for Kids, is not only a successful blogger, writer and former teacher but she is also a homeschooling, work from home mother of SIX children. Six! Impressive, right?

I met Jessica last year when I attended Camp Blogaway in Southern California. After hearing her speak at a breakout session titled “Strategies for Keeping Your Blog Going and Not Running Out of Steam” I immediately ran over to introduce myself. Needless to say, Jessica is wicked smaht.

Best 100 Juices for Kids - The Lemon BowlAs a healthy food blogger who has gone through her own weight loss journey, I was thrilled when Jessica asked me to review her latest book, Best 100 Juices for Kids. Replacing processed sugars with naturally sweet foods like fruit and fresh juice is one of the easiest and most important steps to living a healthier lifestyle.

Cool Ade Mom - The Lemon BowlNot only are the recipes in this book creative and thoughtful but there is something for everyone. Veggie-based juices, chocolatey smoothies and everything in between.

Lemon-Lime Sports Drink SquareOf course, I couldn’t pass up this tart, tangy and slightly sweet Lemon-Lime Sports Ade. I love that she adds sea salt to balance out the flavors and add a bit of sodium to replenish nutrients after a sports practice, dance class or soccer match. Not only is this version of your favorite sports drink ridiculously easy to make but it is much more affordable than the store-bought version.

Your straw is waiting.

4.7 from 6 reviews
Lemon-Lime Sports Ade
 
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This lemon-lime drink tastes like the bottled or powdered version I enjoyed as a child. Inexpensive to mix up, it’s delightfully refreshing. Use freshly squeezed juices for the best flavor.
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Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3½ cups water
  • 6 tablespoons Honey Syrup (see below)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
Honey Syrup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a pitcher, whisk together the water, honey syrup, lemon and lime juices, and salt.
  2. Store in a covered jar or container in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.
  3. To make honey syrup, combine the honey and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the honey completely.
  4. Remove honey syrup from the heat and let cool completely. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 51 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Unsaturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 14.1 g Sugar: 13.2 g Sodium: 142 mg Fiber: .1 g Protein: .1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

GIVEAWAY: One (1) lucky reader will win a copy of Best 100 Juices for Kids!

TO ENTER: Simply leave one comment below telling me your favorite fruits and vegetables to add to juices. Limit one entry per person

DISCLAIMERS: Winner will be contacted via the email address used to leave a comment. Winner must respond within 48 hours with a US mailing address to claim prize. Open to US residents over the age of 18 only. No purchase necessary to enter.

Giveaway ends at Midnight EST on Tuesday, May 6th and will be announced on Wednesday, May 7th.  Good luck!

 

 

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Comments

  1. Heather says

    I love the idea of this drink! Lemon, lime, apples, beets, carrots, can all be good in juices (although probably not all together). If only I could get my son to eat or drink more veggies!

  2. Elissa says

    I’ve never thought about homemade juices but I can add cocoa powder to any smoothie and add anything else in it and my daughter will suck it down! This juice recipe looks great!

  3. says

    Hello! Love this contest.

    I never allow traditional juice in my house, (the kids are so deprived). Always make my own.

    Favorite ingredient. Spinach all the way!! I cram it into every smoothie I make the kids and they inhale it. The innocents!

    But I not totally mean, I also put in strawberries, blueberries and blackberries with a dab of peanut butter. and vanilla yogurt. We all love it!

  4. says

    I’d love to get my hands on this book. I refuse to buy juice in our house (unless someone is sick and they need a pick-me-up), so I am often making homemade lemonade in the summer, but of course with sugar! Loving this recipe.

    We make smoothies in our house a lot – adding whatever fresh berries we have on hand, plus spinach!

  5. Amelia says

    I love adding bananas, kale, and lemon to many of my drinks. Bananas always give those healthy sugars so that I don’t have to add any. The lemon just gives that extra kick and helps absorb the iron in the kale. It’s all so good.

  6. Debbie Lind says

    I would love to win this book. We make smoothies with strawberries, bananas and frozen yogurt. My 12 year old son loves this snack. Hubby makes a smoothie every morning with spinach, pineapple, and apples and water.

  7. viviana says

    My daughter loves juices but I always struggle trying to find anything healthy for her to drink so lately we have been sticking to only water. lemonade from real lemons of course, tangerine juice, orange juice anda few sips of green smoothies here and there. This book will be so helpful thanks so much for the giveaway and I am definitely going to try this lemon-lime sports ade. Sounds great and I hope I win :)

  8. Ishita says

    I boil water with cinnamon and cloves to infuse flavor. I also add roasted crushed indian spices eg. Cumin powder, chat masala. It taste yummie.

  9. Andrea says

    We make smoothies with a base of a fresh banana, greek yogurt, and 1% milk, then add whichever frozen fruit we have. Lately it’s been pineapple and blueberry/strawberry/or raspberry. My 3 year old son rarely eats vegetables so I will add kale or spinach on occasion. He seems to love it. I am thinking about making up some sweet potato, pumpkin, or other vegetable puree to freeze and add to these to to sneak in some more vegetables.

  10. Beth R. says

    As a child, my favorite juice was white grape. Still is actually. And every time I’m on a plane, I crave apple juice.

  11. says

    I think every household should have a juice maker or smoothie maker there so easy to use. What better way to start the day with a healthy smoothie or juice to make sure you get your five a day in.

  12. Danielle Remes says

    My kids and I love to start the day with “green juice”. We put green apples, ginger, lemon, kale and spinach in the juicer. Delicious and nutritious! Can’t wait to try your recipe, Liz!

  13. Mimi says

    I love adding cucumber and citrus fruits (lemon, lime) to my juices! The cucumber is so refreshing and the citrus just brightens everything up! I would LOVE to get my hands on this book, especially for the coming summer months.

  14. Mary Ann Atzrott says

    Definitely need this book because the only things I’ve ever added to water are lemon slices!

  15. says

    I wish this was sold at all the concession stands at all the kids baseball, soccer and football games. I do assemblies for elementary school children and I always bring up Gatorade as one of the villain foods…they look at me like I’m crazy! I like cucumber water and so does my teenaged daughter!

  16. Acmommy3 says

    We love adding spinach, berries, pineapple and mango to our juices and smoothies! Thanks for highlighting this aide drink, I’m definitely going to make it for my family!! Looks great for our camping trips. :)

  17. Becky V says

    We don’t juice – so this would be great to get started. I rarely let me kids have soda, and if we do, we use soda stream. We are mostly water drinkers here, but some alternatives would be nice to add some variety. Thanks!

  18. says

    There is no place for gatorade in my life anymore now that I have this. So excited because I really hate gatorade but had no other choices on long runs!

  19. Christina C says

    Strawberries create a texture I really like. I’ve never tried greens in my smoothies – my blender isn’t the greatest and I can just imagine terrible chunks of spinach. Yuck.

  20. Allison says

    Thanks for the idea! I like to add blueberries… fresh when available and frozen during during the off season.

  21. Kirsten says

    I’m just getting into juicing and this book looks great. So far we like carrots, apples, and ginger best. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different homemade lemonades this summer.

  22. Amber says

    I love adding spinach to smoothies. I haven’t done much with juicing, but I love the taste of fresh squeezed orange juice.

  23. Laura says

    this sounds so refreshing!! I’ll be stirring up a pitcher ASAP.
    I don’t know how to add fruit so that it gives my drinks any flavor… maybe I don’t let them sit long enough? Strawberries and cucumbers are my favorites.

  24. Molly Livingston says

    I guess I’m pretty basic, but my favorite fruit to add is Banana and I love sneaking in Spinach. Apples are also good and so are strawberries (which are amazing to add with bananas and Spinach!)

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