Chef's Backyard Re-hydrating Lemonade

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Chef's Backyard Re-hydrating Lemonade

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This refreshing lemonade comes from Chef John O'Larnic of Chef's Backyard in San Antonio. Chef John says he first made this concoction about a year ago for a cousin who fell in love with the recipe. Made with fresh lemons, cucumber and basil...among other rejuvenating ingredients!


  • 2 qts  water (filtered or distilled)
  • 2  lemons
  • 1/4 cup  stevia in the raw
  • 1/2 cucumber  (peeled and sliced)
  • 1  small slice fresh ginger (optional]
  • 8  basil leaves (chiffonade)

Recipe Info

  1. Dissolve Stevia into water, add juice from 1 1/2 lemons, and stir. Slice ginger, cucumber, and remaining 1/2 lemon and stir into mixture. Chiffonade basil and add. Give a quick stir and serve. 

  2. At room temp, your body will absorb the nutrients better, but this can be very refreshing served over ice!

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