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.
As 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 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.
As 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.
Not 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.
Of 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.
Lemon-Lime Sports Ade
- 3 ½ 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
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup water
- In a pitcher, whisk together the water, honey syrup, lemon and lime juices, and salt.
- Store in a covered jar or container in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.
- 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.
- Remove honey syrup from the heat and let cool completely. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.