This is a simple recipe for HCG diet safe lemonade but it is a good option for a refreshing and satisfying drink that you can use during Phase 2 of the diet. Like any other drink recipe you need to be careful to avoid adding any extra sugar or other compounds that can lead to weight gain. This lemonade recipe is easy to make and can substitute for soda or other sugar drinks that you might be craving while you are on the HCG diet.
You can switch up lemons for oranges or grapefruit in this recipe as all three of those fruits are allowed on the HCG diet. Again be sure not to use any sugar or artificial sweetener, but there are several stevia products that can work. Some stevia products have additives and other ingredients that can cause weight gain, so you need to be careful when picking your sweetener as well. This recipe is for 4 servings and you can scale it up or down as needed.
This recipe is very low in calories and it offers you a low calorie beverage other than water that is safe for the diet and goes great with several meals.
- 32 ounces of filtered or spring water
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 6-8 packets of HCG diet safe stevia
- Cut the lemons in half and juice them into a large bowl. Remove any seeds.
- Add the lemon juice to a large pitcher of water.
- Add the stevia and ice and mix well.
- Serve or refrigerate.
Calories per Serving: 4