7 Best Lemonades to Quench Your Summertime Cravings

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Craving lemonade in this summertime heat? A single glass can blow your sugar intake for the day, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on your best low-sugar, all-natural lemonade swaps and which types to steer clear of, plus a recipe for a do-it-yourself homemade lemonade.

 

 

 

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La Croix Lemon & MetroMint Lemon

Both are just water with essence of lemon added; 0 calories, 0 carbs, 0 sugar

 

Vitaminwater ZERO & Zevia

Both are naturally sweetened with stevia & erythritol; 0 calories, 0 sugar

 

Crystal Light Pure

  • Naturally sweetened with sugar and Truvia (stevia & erythritol)
  • Just 30 calories, but 6 grams of added sugar; could quickly add up to day’s worth of added sugar

 

DIY: Make your own lemonade with fresh lemons or lemon juice + natural no-calorie sweetener

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Light, Sparkling ICE Lemonade, Minute Maid Light Lemonade

  • Just 0 to 10 calories and 0 sugar, but:
  • Artificially sweetened with sucralose (Splenda), aspartame (Equal), and/or acesulfame potassium
  • Artificially colored with yellow #5

 

 

 

 

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Vita Coco Lemonade

140 calories and 30 grams of sugar per carton; approximately 12 grams is added sugar

 

Country Time Lemonade Stick Packet

70 calories & 18 grams sugar per packet – and all 18 grams is added sugar

 

Old-fashioned Lemonade

48 grams of added sugar per bottle, nearly two day’s worth of added sugar