Charcoal lemonade is a refreshing and super healthy lemonade that is a delicious twist on the classic drink. It has a perfect black hue from the activated charcoal and comes together in just 5 minutes using 4 ingredients.
I am a big lemonade fan, and therefore I keep on trying different recipes. You can try some of my other favorites too – Strawberry Lemonade, Mulberry Lemonade, Mango Ginger Lemonade, and Litchi Lemonade.
About This Recipe
Charcoal Lemonade is a healthy detox drink that is a fun twist on the classic lemonade. To make this drink, activated charcoal is used which gives this lemonade a black hue. This charcoal lemonade just makes everything better when served chilled on a hot summer day.
Not only the color, but edible charcoal is also said to be loaded with health benefits, such as it is great for digestion, detoxification and even to treat stomach infections. So many reasons to enjoy this black-hued lemonade, right?
If you are wondering how does it taste? Do not worry, it doesn’t taste charcoal – y, burnt, or even smoky. It just tastes like your regular lemonade with some added health benefits. Interesting, isn’t it?
This Charcoal Lemonade Drink is,
- Vegan + Gluten-Free + Low Carb
- Easy + Refreshing
- A Summer favorite
- Healthy Detox Drink
- Loaded with health benefits
- A drink under 5 minutes
- Black in color
Lemon Juice – Get those fresh lemons ready and squeeze them to take out the fresh lemon juice. I would recommend you to use fresh lemon juice, instead of packaged one, as I feel it tastes much better.
Cold Water – Add in some cold water, to beat the scorching heat!
Maple Syrup – To add that sweetness, add some maple syrup. You can even add sugar or honey if you prefer it more.
Activated Charcoal Powder – There are so many food-grade charcoal powders available, prepared with bone char to coconuts or olive pits. You can opt for anyone, that you find better. I ordered mine online from amazon; where you get vegan choices.
Edible charcoal powder is different from your regular charcoal, so choose wisely.
How to make Charcoal Lemonade?
Add ½ cup lemon juice, 3 cups of chilled water, 4 tablespoon maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon activated charcoal in a jug and stir well using a tall spoon.
Pour over 4 glasses filled with ice.
Stir and Serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is a fine black powder that is prepared with different ingredients such as – bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust, etc.
The charcoal is activated by processing it at a very high temperature, giving you many health benefits when included in the meals.
Activated charcoal doesn’t only give a nice black hue to the drink, but also provides numerous health benefits such as,
It aids digestion and is considered great for detoxification.
It has some amazing anti-aging properties.
Thos food grade charcoal is considered to be great for heart and kidney health too.
It is also said to treat stomach infections or stomach flu.
If you have that morning hangover after a fun night, this lemonade works magic.
This will also help you decrease your cholesterol levels.
You can also include it in your keto diet, with stevia as a sweetener.
Side Effects of Charcoal Powder
Well, this one is super healthy but as it is said too much of anything is not good for you. Excess quantity of activated charcoal can lead to constipation, black stools, and even blockage of the intestinal tract in some serious cases.
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Charcoal Lemonade Recipe
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 3 cups chilled water
- 4 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder
- Add ½ cup lemon juice, 3 cups of chilled water, 4 tablespoon maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon activated charcoal in a jug and stir well using a tall spoon.
- Pour over 4 glasses filled with ice.
- Serve immediately. Stir before serving.