two glasses of apple limeade on a white surface surrounded by ingredients grape, spinach, lime, and apple
August 06, 2020

Robin Frey

How to Make Homemade Apple Limeade with Your Juicer

Looking to stay cool during the hot summer days? This unique and healthy homemade limeade recipe is an absolute must-make!

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99% of limeade recipes you’ll find online or in cookbooks are pretty much the same: lime juice, a few cups sugar (or simple syrup), and a few cups water. Maybe you’ll find one with a mint leaf or two thrown in.

This chef-made limeade recipe is different. Here’s how:

  • Sugar is replaced by the natural sugars from apple and grape.
  • Cold water is replaced by juiced cucumber, plus the liquid from the fruit.
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The result is a super healthy beverage that is packed with nutrients and unlike any limeade you’ve drank before. It’s perfect for a day at the pool or impressing your guests. Plus, you don’t have to spend time juicing lime slices.

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How Much Healthier Is This Homemade Limeade Recipe?

Most limeade recipes include about 1.5 tablespoons of sugar per serving. That comes out to 90 calories and 22.5 grams of carbohydrates (source). The amount of sugar in most recipes is striking!

Compare that to our mouthwatering limeade recipe, which contains 100 total calories. In other words, our chef-made limeade recipe has around the same number of calories as just one ingredient of other limeade recipes.

Plus, sugars from fruit are a much better and healthier option than the refined sugars you’ll find in other recipes. To quote dietitian Lauren Fleming:

Fruits have a lot of great nutrients in them that are important for our body, [including] vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber.Berries and apples also have flavonoids and antioxidants that can help in cancer and other chronic disease prevention.

Additionally, this limeade includes hydrating cucumber instead of water, which provides a chunk of your daily value of:

  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamins C, K, and A.

Plus, cucumbers are 95% water anyway.

So, put away your cups of water and cups of sugar. Enjoy this healthy, fruity, juicer-made treat instead!

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Note: Want to try a lemon juice version of this lime flavored drink? Try our apple lemonade recipe!

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Rocio Gonzalez

Hello, I noticed that the directions say to weigh the produce. Is there a reason why we should weigh the produce? Thank you

Sep 11, 2020
Robin Frey

Hi Rocio, Our chef created this recipe by balancing the flavors of the produce, so if you want to replicate the flavor, you would need to weigh the produce. Happy Juicing 😄

Sep 14, 2020
Rocio Gonzalez

Hello, I noticed that the instructions say to weigh the produce. Is that recommended?

Sep 11, 2020
Robin Frey

Hi Rocio, Our chef created this recipe by balancing the flavors of the produce, so if you want to replicate the flavor, you would need to weigh the produce. Happy Juicing

Sep 14, 2020
Ellie

Made this for the holiday weekend and the kids loved it! So happy to be able to give them this over unhealthy soda, thank you!

Sep 8, 2020
Robin Frey

That's awesome Ellie! So glad they enjoyed it 😄

Sep 8, 2020
Naomi

Thanks for the recipe,I don't understand how you mean to grind the grapes, apples and spinach before putting in the press. What's the reason for this this please? I usually just put my fruits in my jucier straight up. Thanks. Naomi

Aug 20, 2020
Robin Frey

Hi Naomi, If you are making juice using a cold press juicer (which is what our juicers are), you are working with a two step process within the juicer, #1 is grind #2 is press. If you have any type of juicer other than juice press, you would just run the ingredients through your juicer as you normally would. To learn more about why juice presses make the best juice: https://www.goodnature.com/difference/ Happy Juicing! 😄

Aug 21, 2020