This one is spicy! It just looks hot and was hard for me to drink. The original recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and I knew that would be too much for me, so I reduced the amount to 1/4 teaspoon. Even that was too much. If you’re not a spicy person, I would definitely recommend an 1/8 teaspoon.
Usually I highly recommend shaking all the juices to mix properly, but for this one I tried to let as much cayenne pepper settle at the bottom as possible. Let’s have some honesty here – I only drank one of these, I couldn’t stand the cayenne pepper. I know I’m kind of a wimp when it comes to spice, so do what your heart tells you for this situation.
I replaced the spicy lemonade with a plain coconut water. Calorie-wise it was about the same and kept me full. If I did a juice cleanse again, I would either completely eliminate the cayenne or add 1/16 of a teaspoon.
Adapted from Juices 101
Yield – 1 16-ounce serving
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/8-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I used 1/4 and it was WAY too spicy for me)
14 ounces filtered water
- Juice the lemons into a 16-ounce mason jar. Add in the agave and cayenne pepper.
- Add water to fill. Screw on the lid tightly and shake.
- Refrigerate before drinking.