Just when my roommates thought things couldn’t get any weirder, I started drinking this…
You should have seen the look of horror as I proudly totted around a jug of what looked suspiciously close to pond water. In hindsight, I suppose I should have warned them. But then again, they need me to make rent each month. So it doesn’t look like my black lemonade and I will be going anywhere ;)
In all seriousness, this drink might not look appealing, but it tastes pretty much exactly like regular lemonade. The charcoal is tasteless and seriously good for you. Charcoal is the new thing in the health food world, here is exhibit A, exhibit B, and finally, exhibit C.
Charcoal has the ability to rid the body of unwanted substances, can decrease gas and bloat, and may even improve heart health. And take it from someone who has had her share of stomach aches, charcoal works.
So raise your murky black glass and cheers to health disguised as delicious lemonade.
- 4 cups filtered water
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (more or less to taste)
- Stevia to taste (I used about 15 drops)
- ¼ teaspoon (about 1 capsule) activated charcoal
- Whisk together all of the ingredients until desired taste is achieved. Serve over ice.