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Last week my girlfriend brought me a HUGE bag of lemons from her tree. The first thing that came to mind on that hot summer day was fresh squeezed lemonade. I was craving it big time and I knew Kenya would be too when he woke from his nap, so I only had a few minutes to make it. Instead of taking the time to make a simple syrup (which is basically a mixture of sugar and water), I decided to use agave nectar.

One of the bonuses of using agave, besides the fact that it’s very low on the glycemic index, is that it’s twice as sweet as sugar, so you only need about half of the agave to equal the same amount of sugar that most recipes call for. Also, since agave is a liquid, you don’t have to take the time to heat it and mix it as you would the simple syrup. As soon as I showed Kenya his glass of fresh lemonade over ice with a colorful straw poking out, his eyes lit up. Now that’s summertime!


Agave Lemonade

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Servings: 4 servings
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup agave
  • 3 Cups water
  • ice


  • Combine the lemon juice, agave and water in a pitcher.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Pour over ice and serve.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I made the lemonade. When first made it doesn’t have a lot of lemon flavor. But the next day it was perfect. Like that it makes 4 cups.

  2. This is the first thing I have made with agave nectar and the lemonade was delicious! Tasted exactly like lemonade with sugar but somehow felt more virtuous

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  5. How did you get it to be so clear? Is there a transparent Agave? I think Mine is Agave nectar, but it looks like tea. Tastes good though!

  6. Delicious! This really hit the spot! And the agave give the lemonade a pretty yellow color without artificial coloring!

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