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MAKE YOUR OWN LEMONADE

Kids can find water quite dull at times, so it’s okay to give them a flavourful drink once in a while. There are so many sugar-free, low-allergy, low-GL and vitamin-rich recipes that you can make with your child, teaching them about their health and getting them involved in the kitchen. If you are battling to get to grips with all the essential vitamins, minerals and essentials that your child needs, it is also a good idea to supplement your child’s consumption with Patrick Holford’s Smart Kids Optimum Nutrition.

LAID-BACK LEMONADE

This lemonade provides a sugar-free, sweet and tangy punch of Vitamin C and makes enough for one serving. Simply adjust the quantities accordingly next time your child has friends over.

Ingredients

  • The juice of half a lemon (roughly 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 teaspoons of xylitol (or to taste)
  • 200ml of naturally sparkling mineral water
  • A slice of lemon to decorate

Method

  1. Stir all the ingredients together until the xylitol dissolves.
  2. Serve with ice and the slice of lemon.

Variations:

Add liquidised strawberries (or any other berries) for a different take on this fizzy favourite.

“In a very literal sense your child is made of food, so what they eat has a direct effect on how they feel and function. Healthy eating is the single most important gift that you can give your child – and yourself.” – Patrick Holford