It’s the dead of winter here in the northern hemisphere. And apparently January is the most depressing month of the year. Have you heard this? I’ve been hearing it over and over again lately.
Here is the formula used to determine it:
W is weather, D is debt, d monthly salary, T time since Christmas, Q time since failure of attempt to give something up, M low motivational level and NA the need to take action.
WOW. So I thought it would be the perfect time to share a very summery, refreshing beverage to ward off the January blues.
I was really thirsty one morning and I noticed we had a crap-ton of limes left over from a bulk bag we bought. It turned out surprisingly well!
Three simple, natural ingredients:
- Filtered Water
In case you don’t know about stevia it is made from a stevia leaf. It’s natural and contains no calories.
Each lime should contain roughly 2 tablespoons of juice. But limes are weird because sometimes they can be extremely dry. Or really tiny. Try to make sure you pick out heavier-feeling limes at the store.
- Before squeezing, firmly roll the limes between your palm and the counter to loosen them up. This will make hand-juicing easier.
- Halve the limes and then use a citrus squeezer or reamer to extract the juice.
- My 10 limes yielded about 1 cup of lime juice. Again, this will vary. But the goal is to get about a cup of lime juice. *Don’t forget to save a thin slice for a pretty garnish 🙂
- Add the lime juice to a large pitcher or mason jar.
- Add 6-7 cups of filtered water. Stir or shake.
- Add stevia to taste. Some people think that stevia can take on a bitter taste if you add too much (Not me). So add a little at a time. I found 2.5 tablespoons to be the perfect amount. I used Stevia In The Raw baker’s bag which is bulked up to be 1:1 with sugar measurements. Beware, stevia packets are much more concentrated. An equal amount would be 3.75 packets. Stir or shake.
- Shake with a little ice, pour into a glass and serve!
I’m not a drinker but I bet this would be great with some tequila…