If you’re looking for a refreshing drink that also packs a protein kick then why not try whey lemonade, sometimes called ‘wheymonade’.
Most recipes you’ll find on the Internet suggest you use the whey left over from the cheese-making process. However, if you don’t live on a farm, aren’t the type to strain your whey from yoghurt or you prefer store-bought mozzarella, there are a few unflavoured commercial whey products available.
- 12 lemons
- 2 tbsp natural non-irradiated honey
- 1 cup of unflavoured whey
- 2.5 litres of filtered water
- Juice the lemons.
- Pour the lemon juice and the water into a large container.
- Pour the honey in.
- Add the whey.
- Stir to combine the ingredients.
- Add some ice and it’s ready to drink!
Bonus: If you are able to produce your own whey from cheese-making or the whey strained from yoghurt or kefir – a fermented milk drink made with kefir “grains” – you’ll also get a great natural probiotic boost. You’ll need to let the mixture stand for two days before drinking if you use the non-processed whey.
Tip: If you can’t find unflavoured whey look for a citrus-flavoured product.