Quench your thirst with this refreshing and guilt-free Sugar Free Limeade recipe! Perfect for diabetics and anyone looking to enjoy a low-carb drink option.
Made with fresh limes and natural sweeteners, this tangy and citrusy beverage is sure to become your new favorite.
After the success of my sugar-free lemonade recipe, I was inspired to create a similarly delicious and healthy option using fresh lime juice, leading to this delightful sugar-free limeade recipe.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Guilt-Free Indulgence: With no added sugars or artificial sweeteners, this limeade is a guilt-free treat for individuals concerned about their blood sugar levels.
- Refreshing Citrus Burst: The fresh lime juice adds a tangy and invigorating flavor to the drink, making it a perfect companion on warm summer days.
- Keto-Friendly Delight: The absence of carbohydrates and the inclusion of natural sweeteners like liquid stevia make this limeade recipe ideal for those following a ketogenic diet.
- Versatile and Customizable: You can easily adjust the sweetness and tartness levels according to your preference, making this recipe truly adaptable.
Simple ingredients create a delightful and guilt-free sugar-free keto limeade that's perfect for those seeking a refreshing and diabetic-friendly beverage option.
- Fresh Lime Juice: Using freshly squeezed lime juice ensures the vibrant and authentic citrus flavor in your sugar-free limeade. It is best to use freshly squeezed juice instead of bottled lime juice to avoid any added sugars or preservatives.
- Water: The base of this limeade recipe is water, which provides the necessary hydration and dilution for the lime juice. Opt for filtered water to ensure the best taste.
- Liquid Stevia: Liquid stevia is a natural, calorie-free sweetener derived from the stevia plant. It adds sweetness to the limeade without raising blood sugar levels. Adjust the amount of liquid stevia according to your desired level of sweetness, as preferences may vary.
- Ice: Ice cubes are essential to chill the limeade and make it extra refreshing. They help maintain the ideal serving temperature, especially on hot days.
If you don't want to use stevia, you can use this low carb simple syrup recipe.
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to make sugar free limeade
STEP 1: In a large pitcher, combine the fresh lime juice and water.
STEP 2: Stir in the liquid stevia, adjusting the amount to achieve your desired level of sweetness.
STEP 3: Add ice cubes to the pitcher to chill the limeade and stir well.
Serve the limeade over ice and garnish with a lime slice, if desired.
Enjoy your refreshing, homemade sugar-free limeade!
Some tips to make the best sugar free limeade ever:
- For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a few drops of pure lime extract to intensify the citrus taste.
- To make your limeade even more visually appealing, you can add a few slices of fresh lime or even a sprig of mint as a garnish.
- If you prefer a fizzy version, substitute some of the water with sparkling water or soda water.
To store the sugar-free homemade limeade, transfer any remaining limeade into a covered pitcher or airtight container and refrigerate.
Consuming the limeade within 2-3 days is recommended for the best taste and freshness. Before serving, please give it a good stir or shake to mix any settled ingredients.
The recipe variations allow you to add your personal touch, exploring different flavor combinations such as lemon-limeade, fruity infusions, or the refreshing twist of mint, to customize your sugar-free limeade experience.
- Lemon-Limeade Twist: Mix equal parts fresh lemon juice and lime juice to create a zesty lemon-limeade blend.
- Berry Infusion: Add a handful of fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries to the limeade for a burst of fruity goodness.
- Minty Freshness: Muddle a few fresh mint leaves with lime juice to infuse your skinny limeade with a refreshing twist.
With these creative variations, you can enjoy a range of exciting flavors and adapt your sugar-free limeade to suit your taste preferences, making each sip a delightful and refreshing experience.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, this sugar-free limeade is suitable for individuals with diabetes as it contains no added sugars. It is also keto friendly and low carb.
While fresh lime juice yields the best flavor, you can use bottled lime juice if fresh limes are not readily available. However, choose 100% pure lime juice without any added sugars.
If you prefer a different natural sweetener, such as monk fruit sweetener or erythritol, you can substitute it for liquid stevia. Adjust the amount according to the sweetness level desired.
Sugar Free Limeade
- 1.5 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
- 7 cups water
- ½ teaspoon liquid stevia
- Ice cubes
- In a large pitcher, combine the fresh lime juice and water. Stir in the liquid stevia, adjusting the amount to achieve your desired level of sweetness.1.5 cups freshly squeezed lime juice, 7 cups water, ½ teaspoon liquid stevia
- Add ice cubes to the pitcher to chill the limeade and stir well.Ice cubes
- Serve the limeade over ice and garnish with a lime slice, if desired. Enjoy your refreshing, homemade sugar-free limeade!
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