As my mom reminded me this weekend, Diet Coke is not great for you. While that is very true, I need at least one to make it a productive work day, however, I have been trying to change out my afternoon DC to a spicy lemonade. This spicy lemonade is a homemade / DIY hack of my favorite BluePrint drink – the same taste but nowhere near $10 for a single serving drink. One of my favorites bloggers, Kathleen of Carrie Bradshaw Lied, did a whole post about her at-home version of the full three day cleanse and I took her spicy lemonade and added my own twist.
While my experience with the BluePrint cleanse was not great – and I have tried it twice – this one juice was my favorite and very palatable. However, if you drink it on a daily basis the calories do add up so I have switched out the traditional agave with Skinny Girl agave liquid sweetener for a great no-calorie option. When mixed with the traditional cayenne pepper and 100% lemon juice into purified water it makes for a great, calorie-free spicy lemonade:
- 16 oz. water
- 2 tbs. lemon juice
- 3 squirts of Skinny Girl Agave (or 1 tbs of pure agave)
- A dash of cayenne pepper
- Shake or stir vigorously
Have you tried spicy lemonade?