It’s a Lemonade Kinda Day…

It got hot here in the East way too quickly this year.  I had such a craving today for a lemon drink that I grew up with.   I had to pick up a few choice lemons and stir up a batch of the best lemon drink you’ll ever taste.                                              

This drink is a twist on Ice Tea and Lemonade.  You’ll need a jar of Coffee substitute like Cafix Brand.  These coffee substitutes are made from grains, usually barley roasted and sweetened with some molasses. Cafix is delicious hot or cold.  I usually mix some in with my heated Soy milk in the morning.  http://cannedtime.blogspot.com/2012/02/morning-routine.html

Just mix up a pitcher of your favorionade.  Then pour in enough Cafix syrup to turn the lemon aide a deep brown.  Some in my family like to add just a little, I like a lot………   To make the coffee / Cafix syrup:  heat about 2 cups of water to a boil and then stir in 1/4 cup or so of Cafix.  Stir until the powder dissolves.   You can keep the syrup in the fridge to use for future batches.  Each time you make up some lemonade, just pour in a little syrup to the pitcher and stir. 

Cafix syrup in the corked bottle

My husband had never had this drink when we met 18 years ago and now its his favorite too.   Its sweet but has a great secondary taste of hearty roasted grains as well as the sour lemon that is so refreshing on a hot day. 

If you can’t find a coffee substitute where you live it is

available at iHerb for about $5 a jar.  Great deal!

I’ve also purchased it from Whole Foods and

other health food stores.  It’s not the only brand,

it’s just the one I’m used to getting.  I’m sure

others are similar in taste and ingredients. 

Pero is another popular coffee substitute also

available at iHerb.

Today I tried the new NuNaturals Lemon Flavor Liquid Stevia in my Cafix Lemonade and it worked great. 

A few droppers full in the pitcher was a perfect sweetness and that great lemon taste. 

Sugar Free and delicious!

Try a “fancied up” lemonade next time by adding a touch of coffee substitute syrup to the pitcher. 

You’ll never be satisfied with plain lemonade again!

Enjoy!
Congratulations to the 4 NuNaturals Stevia winners:  Allison, Lisa, Nicole and Joanne

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