- 2 cups sweet cherries – deseeded
- whole cherries for garnishing
- 2 1/2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- lemon slices for garnishing
The summers can leave you dehydrated and exhausted. The sun is intense and will unsparingly remove water from the body. Cherry lemonade packs in the goodness of cherries. Picture a cool summer drink with the fresh and fruity flavor of cherries blended with the essence of lemon for a truly unique taste like no other. Not only is cherry lemonade a great way to keep yourself hydrated, it will also supply your body with the essential nutrients.
Lemon is a great food for weight watchers. It packs in a lot of vitamin C and will promote good skin health too. Lemons can help protect you against kidney stones as well. Citrate can help break kidney stones. Lemonade keeps you hydrated and will keep the digestive system in order.
Cherries have antioxidant properties. They are known to lower the risk of heart diseases and also the risk of colon cancer. Cherries can help manage sleep disorders. They are also known to reduce arthritis pain as they have anti-inflammatory properties. They contain antioxidants as well. Cherry juice can help protect against lung cancer. Cherries can also help reduce the pain induced by exercise since they pack in lots of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. The consumption of cherries can also help ensure a good sleep. Cherries also help lower blood sugar.
How to make Cherry Lemonade
Cherries are related to almonds and peaches as they belong to the Rosaceae family. The Romans are considered to be the discoveries of cherries. Numerous species of cherries are known to exist. The word ‘cherry’ finds its origin from the Turkish town Cerasus. Cherries have a very short fruiting season. That’s why the phrase ‘in cherry condition’! Canada holds a world record in baking the biggest cherry pie in the world! Did you know that the colors of cherries can vary from yellow to deep blackish-red?