I made it to age 22 without a sweet tooth. About a month into my wedding dieting, at age 23, I began craving sugar like it was my career. This whole sweet tooth thing is new to me. I spent my life scoffing at girls who cried into their Ben n Jerry's; I simply could not relate. Today, this could not be any less true as I think of sugar often. I'm lucky, though, because my sugary cravings consist of Trader Joe's dried mango, Chick-Fil-A's diet lemonade, and the occasional chocolate something. None of these are TERRRRRIBLE, and I still prefer salt to sugar, however, the sugar cravings are excessively frequent and unfortunate.
A friend turned me onto Chick-Fil-A's lemonade, and for the past couple weeks I have been dragging Nathan to the drive through to get my fix. Every night like clock work we finish dinner and I have to ask Nathan under my breath with embarrassment if we can go. This lemonade seemed like an answer from above, because its basically guilt free. However, my cravings were so frequent, I felt like spending $2.50 every night was kind of a waste. I know that's not a lot of money per day, but at the end of the month, thats almost $80.00 in lemonade! What madness; I'd rather buy some shoes or a new dress with that money. I decided by making it at home, using better sweetener, I can curb my sweet tooth all day AND save money! I am drinking a giant glass right now, and dang, it's good. I know this is simple and silly, but I'm excited about my lemonade discovery - it really is the little things in life...
I fill my Britta filter about half way with water.
Juice of 6 lemons
Stevia sweetener. ( I keep adding packets until its the right sweetness for me! )
Lots and lots of ice. The key is it has to be ice cold!