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Black Lemonade Recipe

This Fireworks Night why not make yourself a refreshing glass of Black Lemonade and reap the health benefits at the same time, our recipe is so easy to follow.

We are huge fans of lemonade it’s a drink that definitely helps beat that thirsty feeling and now we have found this black lemonade we have to say we are in love its so easy to make and a healthy option than pop out of the bottle.


Ingredients You Need to Make Black Lemonade

This is the Ingredients You Need to Make 2 pint glasses of black lemonade

  • 2 x Lemon
  • 1tsp Maple Syrup
  • ¼ tsp Activated Charcoal
  • 1 Litre Water
  • Ice

This black lemonade is so simple to make all you need to do is mix all the ingredients well in a jug before serving over ice into two-pint glasses.


What is Activated Charcoal and how can it improve your Health?

Activated Charcoal in bowl

Activated charcoal is a fine power that is similar to the sort of charcoal that you use on your BBQ, but it’s the type that’s more often found in drinks, beauty products and toothpaste.

The charcoal is ‘activated’ by heating it to really high temperatures, which changes the way it works. It’s really absorbent and can cleverly absorb a range of different substances in your body and carry them out of it, in turn eliminating them from your system.

Interestingly activated charcoal has been used in hospitals for years as an emergency treatment for overdoses and its super absorbent quality has seen it growing popularity as a product to support detoxification.

There has been a lot of research on the health benefits of activated charcoal including:

  • Potential skin purification
  • Teeth whitening
  • Reducing LDL, aka bad cholesterol levels.
  • Lowering levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol
  • Relieving symptoms of bloating
  • Preventing hangovers
  • improving kidney function

With this all said, it’s not something you would want to take a lot of in one go, or everyday as it can cause side affects of nausea or constipation, but certainly spread out over a week in a drink like this Black Lemonade it’s a healthier option than some shop bought alternatives.


Lemon Health Benefits

Lemon in Water

Of course, lemons also offer some fab health benefits for you, they are a fantastic source of vitamin C and fibre.

The main plant compounds in lemons such as citric acid, hesperidin and D-limonene can help prevent the build-up of kidney stones, fatty deposits inside your arteries reducing risks of heart disease and relieve heartburn and stomach reflux.

Lemons are also a fab food choice for vegetarians as the vitamin C content can help our bodies absorb iron, which is perfect for anyone following a vegetarian diet where iron intake maybe a bit lower.


Whist we think this Black Lemonade recipe is ideal for all year round, we thought it would be a fab idea to share as a possible make for the family around Halloween and Fireworks Night as the black vibe is so very fitting of the time of year!



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