Spicy Lemonade

spicy lemonade // pale yellow

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.

spicy lemonade // pale yellow

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.

spicy lemonade // pale yellow

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.

spicy lemonade // pale yellow

Print the Recipe!

Spicy Lemonade
Adapted from Juices 101
Yield – 1 16-ounce serving

2 lemons
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

  1. Juice the lemons into a 16-ounce mason jar.  Add in the agave and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add water to fill.  Screw on the lid tightly and shake.
  3. Refrigerate before drinking.


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5 responses to “Spicy Lemonade

  1. Nicole

    I did this for 9 days. Spicy and all. But I used high grade maple syrup instead. I will not do this again. haha.

  2. Catching up on a backlog of items in Pocket and read this. Thought I would share. I can’t handle heat either, but know the benefits of cayenne so I have started taking it in pill form (https://www.puritan.com/herbal-supplements-005/cayenne-450-mg-003290?ssl=1&amp ;)

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