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Cooking with pre-schoolers: Organic lemonade

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Cooperation required: Medium
Mess made: Medium (very sticky)
Likelihood of vegetable intake: Zero
Minimum preparation time: Ten minutes

This is definitely not something your child should be drinking every day, but if you're looking for an organic treat (ideally directly from a tree) then this is great - and with so few ingredients, even people who are intolerant of almost everything will be able to indulge. If your child is so fussy they haven't had a vegetable in a year, this will keep them from getting scurvy!

Squeezing lemons can be tricky - whether that's a great fine motor exercise or a frustrating disaster depends on your child.

We were very much inspired by Maisy Mouse.



Ingredients
Lemons
Sugar^ - to taste
Water - twice as much as lemon juice

Optional Additions
Bicarb soda (neutralises the acid, which means you need less sugar) - half a teaspoon per two lemons
Fresh mint leaves - a few per glass
Other citrus fruits - half lemons and half orange is delicious
Ice



Method
Step 1: Squeeze lemons.

Step 2: Mix lemon juice, water, and sugar in a jug until it tastes pretty good.

Step 3: Add a tiny amount of bicarb soda. It will fizz up.

Step 4: Add mint leaves and ice.

Serve.



^If you're averse to sugar you could try replacing it with coconut sugar, agave, stevia or raw honey.

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