How to make your own lemonade


How to make your own lemonade

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Quench your thirst with this freshly squeezed lemonade this summer.

When life gives you lemons...make lemonade and enjoy a sweet, refreshing drink. The addition of whey (the liquid strained from yoghurt) gives this drink a serious probiotic punch and is also how it becomes naturally slightly carbonated. This lemonade is perfect for kids as it is sugar free and is a great replacement for sugary soft drinks. Make a few each week and you’ll never buy soda again! To change the flavours up a little, add grated ginger, turmeric or some strawberry puree.


  • 1 cup lemon juice (around 4 lemons)
  • 500 g natural organic yoghurt
  • ¾ cup light-tasting raw honey
  • Filtered water


  • 1.25 L swing top glass jar or PET bottle
  • Juicer (a hand juicer is fine)
  • Strainer
  • Bowl
  • Tea towel or muslin
  • Jug
  • Water filter or access to filtered water


Put your lemons in half and juice, removing all the pips. To get a cup of juice, you will need around 4 lemons. Always juice lemons at room temperature as you’ll get more juice that way.

Line a strainer with a tea towel or two layers of muslin and place over a bowl to catch the whey.

Add the yoghurt and draw up the edges of the towel and gently squeeze. You should easily get ¼ cup liquid whey.

Place the lemon juice, ¼ cup whey and honey into a jug and mix with a spoon or whisk.

Pour into a bottle and top up with filtered water. Leave on a bench out of direct sunlight for 2 to 3 days.

Words and recipes: Kate Walsh of Real Food Projects.
Images: Nelly le Comte

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