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Turmeric Lemonade


A flavorful summer drink that is not only refreshing, its healing soothing and detoxing. Made with apple juice instead of sugar, it’s a healthier alternative to lemonade!  Spike it if you like for a refreshing cocktail.


Units Scale
  • 6 cups fresh apple juice (either freshly juiced apples like gala – about 12-14 apples, or fresh apple cider with no sugar added)
  • 13 tablespoons fresh turmeric root, no need to peel ( start conservative, taste, add more to taste) or stir in ground turmeric to taste.
  • 1/8 cup1/4 cup, unpeeled ginger root- or stir in ground ginger to taste.
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice, more to taste ( about 3-4 large lemons)


  1. Using a juicer, juice the apples and place in a large 2 quart mason jar or large pitcher. Alternatively you can use fresh apple cider ( with no sugar added).
  2. Juice the turmeric root, starting off conservatively, then juice ginger and lemons ( peel the lemons with a pairing knife and put in the juicer.)
  3. Stir this with the apple juice. Taste. Adjust. It should tasted balanced, sweet and tart, with the heat of ginger in the background ( add more if you want) and a hint of exotic turmeric ( add more to taste).
  4. Note: if adding little slices of turmeric through the juicer, its ok to pour a little splash of water ( or the apple juice) through the juicer, to get the turmeric to come out.
  5. Keep in the fridge and serve over ice for a refreshing summer drink, or top off with sparkling water.


Feel free to spike it for a party- bourbon or vodka works great here. Just add to taste.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 123
  • Sugar: 24.7 g
  • Sodium: 10.6 mg
  • Fat: 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: gingerade, turmeric gingerade, apple lemonade, ginger apple lemonade, turmeric lemonade