How to Make Homemade Apple Limeade with Your Juicer

  • by Goodnature
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Water and sugar are replaced by cucumber and fruit in this unique limeade recipe. The result is crisp, refreshing, lip-smacking goodness.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 100 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

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

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.
Ingredients apple, grapes, spinach and lime on a wooden cutting board

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.

glass of green limeade juice on a white surface

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!

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

Health Benefits

  • reduces inflammation
  • supports immune system
  • improves digestion
  • promotes healthy skin
  • aids weight loss
  • increases energy
  • lowers blood sugar
  • cancer preventative
  • cardiovascular support

Ingredients

  • lime
    1.66 oz
    3/4 lime
  • red apple
    4.20 oz
    2/3 medium apple
  • green apple
    6.20 oz
    1 medium apple
  • cucumber
    1.4 oz
    1/5 cucumber
  • green grapes
    3.4 oz
    20 grapes
  • spinach
    1.2 oz
    1 cup of spinach

Directions

IF YOU HAVE A COLD PRESS JUICER

  1. Wash and weigh all produce.

  2. Zest the limes, placing the desired amount of zest right into your juice collection container, then quarter the limes and place directly into the press bag.

  3. Remove the grapes from the stems and grind the grapes, apple, cucumber, and spinach.

  4. Press.

  5. Serve over ice (optional).

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COLD PRESS JUICER

  1. Wash and weigh all produce.

  2. Zest the limes, placing the desired amount of zest right into your juice collection container, then juice the limes.

  3. Remove the grapes from the stems and juice the grapes, apple, cucumber, and spinach.

  4. Serve over ice (optional).

Pro Tips

  • Juice the cucumber with the peel on (remove if not organic). The peel contains beta-carotene, an important antioxidant that the body converts to Vitamin A.
  • Adding a splash of carbonated water will turn your limeade into a fizzy drink - like sparkling limeade!
  • Like mojitos? Try adding rum. Prefer margaritas? Add tequila and blend with ice cubes. Either way, you get an unforgettable cold-pressed cocktail!
  • Want a fancy looking garnish? Add some lime zest to the top or add lime slices to the rim!
  • Replace the fresh lime juice in this recipe with lemon juice if you'd prefer apple lemonade!

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8 Comments

  1. 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

    Reply

    1. 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! 🙂

      Reply

  2. 5 stars
    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!

    Reply

    1. That’s awesome Ellie! So glad they enjoyed it 🙂

      Reply

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

    Reply

    1. 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

      Reply

  4. Hello,

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

    Reply

    1. 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 🙂

      Reply