Probiotic Arnold Palmer Recipe with Stevia
Susan Buckley, RD, CDE
South Denver Cardiology Associates
Lemonade may be the quintessential drink of summer, but if you’re watching your sugar intake, even one glass can be a nightmare. A serving of 8 fluid ounces prepared from concentrate may contain as much as 25 grams of sugar! By preparing lemonade from fresh lemons and sweetening the beverage with Stevia, a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia rebaudiana plant, however, you can have sugar-free lemonade that contains only one (1) gram of carbohydrate per cup. By adding probiotics, you are consuming a beverage with tremendous health benefits. So, the probiotic Arnold Palmer recipe is born!
Probiotics and tea have the following healthful effects:
- Improving Digestion
- Weight Loss
- Increasing Energy
- Cleansing and Detoxification
- Immune Support
- Reduces Joint Pain
- Cancer Prevention
- 1 bottle of KeVita Sparkling Probiotic drink, Mojito Lime Mint Coconut
- 2 cups iced green or black tea
- Juice from 2 lemons
- 20-30 drops liquid Stevia
In a large pitcher, mix together 1 bottle of KeVita and the juice from lemons. Add iced tea and liquid stevia. Serve on ice with additional lemon wedges.
Makes 4 servings. Calories: 5. Carbs: 1 g. Sodium: 45 mg. No fat, cholesterol, protein.