Ahhhhhh…there is nothing more refreshing than an ice cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade to quench your thirst on a hot summer day!

Sound like a lot of time and work to prepare? Surprisingly, it is not. The little time and work invested in making your family and yourself homemade lemonade will be well-worth it!

Check out my simple, yet, refreshing sugar-free summer drink recipe…

Those diagnosed with cancer need to watch their sugar intake. Sugar should not be in a cancer patient’s diet because sugar leads to inflammation. 

Inflammation leads to chronic disease, such as, cancer. Instead, choose healthy sugar substitutes.

Always remember that cancer feeds on sugar!

The author of The Blood Sugar Solution, Dr. Mark Hyman shares, “The number one thing you can do to prevent or control cancer is to control insulin levels with a high-fiber diet rich in real, fresh, whole foods and minimize or eliminate sugary, processed, insulin-raising foods.” Amen!

I simply love sweet things! When I was diagnosed with cancer, it was difficult to give up sugar. It was much easier to give up when I learned about healthier options that exist.

Give up sugar on your healing cancer journey. Cancer feeds on sugar!

Give up sugar on your healing cancer journey. Cancer feeds on sugar!


Sweeteners to avoid

                          • Refined white sugar
                          • Raw sugar
                          • Brown sugar
                          • Corn syrup (regular and high-fructose corn syrup)
                          • Artificial sweeteners
                          • Acesulfame potassium (Sunet, Sweet One)
                          • Neotame
                          • Saccharin (Sugar Twin, Sweet n’ Low)
                          • Sucralose


Healthy sweeteners for cancer patients and those with any DIS-EASE

                        • Stevia
                        • Monk Fruit Sweetener


Choose which one you like!

Better yet, experiment and try them both! See which one speaks to your sweet tooth.

Cancer-Free Lemonade Recipe

  • Fill one pint-size Mason Jar with mineral water

           ~ I purchase a case of San Pellegrino mineral water from Costco. They are glass bottles and come with a screw on top in case if you do not use the entire bottle.

  • Add your chosen sweetener

          ~ I have used Stevia in the past but plan to experiment with Monk Fruit Sweetener this summer.

  • Squeeze a fresh lemon in to the jar

        ~ I finally broke down and purchased a lemon squeeze. Best money spent! Simple and easy to get freshly squeezed lemon juice into your container…and seeds are kept in the lemon squeezer. 

           I purchased my stainless steel lemon squeezer from Amazon Prime. Stay away from plastic. When possible, always choose stainless steel or glass vs. plastic due to the BPA and harmful toxins that plastic emits.

  • Add fresh mint, if you have.

        ~ My family had wild mint growing everywhere when I grew up. I have come to love mint as it brings back good memories of  my youth.

          Better yet, it makes your lemonade taste even more refreshing! And, mint is so good for your body. 

  • If you like it cold, refrigerate it and/or add a few ice cubes.


Join the party with your new summer drink! It’s a great substitute for an alcoholic beverage.

Since I was diagnosed with cancer, I no longer drink alcohol due to the sugar content. This is an amazing substitute!

And, I feel like I fit right in with the party with a drink in hand…and a healthy, refreshing one at that!


Happy Summer 2019! Make it the best yet!!!

Affirm: I love my healthy body. I have chosen to use sugar substitutes to further my healing. 

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