Lime-Lemon Ginger Ale

This entry is part 6 in the series Juicing 101

 (Originally published September 2010. Updated 6 June, 2017)

Please note that this is in no way a medical article.

Discuss any concerns with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant.

Lime Lemon Ginger Ale is a pleasant and refreshing cold drink, ideal for a hot summer’s day. In addition to being tasty and thirst-quenching, it also has excellent health-benefits and will help you build your immune system, making it a good drink for those in-between days leading up to winter.

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Benefits of Lime-Lemon Ginger Ale

  • Apples and lemons are rich in flavonoid, a compound that contains antioxidant and anti-cancer properties

  • Ginger is renowned for its many healing attributes, including cancer-fighting properties

  • Grapes are highly valued for their natural sugar content in the form of predigested glucose. Grapes are quickly absorbed and supply heat and energy to the body.

  • Limes are an excellent source of free citric acid, sugar, vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus.

  • Apples contain polyphenols which are also powerful antioxidants

  • They contain many vitamins and minerals and the skin contains pectin, which helps to remove toxic substances
  • Apples lower cholesterol and reduces skin disease

Ingredients of Lime-lemon Ginger Ale:  

  • 1 apple, without its core but with its skin still on
  • a handful of grapes, black or red if possible
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger (or less according to taste)
  • sparkling water  
  • Juice the apple and ginger together
  • Add the lime, lemon and grapes.
  • Pour into a glass and fill to the top with sparkling water.
  • Serve with ice.

  Yummy! Not to mention healthy.  

Tips: 

 Leave the skin on the apples. This makes for more nutritious juice as the skin contains more flavanoid than the pulp.  

More information about ginger: About Ginger    

Another recipe using ginger: Apple-ginger Tonic

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14 comments on “Lime-Lemon Ginger Ale

  1. I love this! I turned tee-total three years ago and have found it so difficult to find refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Thanks for sharing x

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