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The Ultimate Lemonade Recipe Using Reverse Osmosis Water

Nadia Kotsos has dedicated her career to improving the digestive health of her clients and customers. Holistic nutritionist and co-owner of Drink Juice Co. in Toronto, Ontario, she knows the importance of using only high-quality ingredients and authentic processes to ensure Drink Juice Co.’s creations both please the palate and nurture the gut.

Cold-Pressed, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juices

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Drink Juice Co., owned by Nadia and her business partner Sue Galluzzo, is a juice bar that cold-presses 100% raw, fresh and organic vegetables and fruits to create beverages with purpose, be it quenching, immune-boosting or energizing. The bar offers customers a range of blends, the most popular of which are The Skinny detox juice, Sweet Greens replenish juice and IGingerX immunity juice — and their popularity varies by season. Creative types can also orchestrate their own custom drinks on the spot! Nadia adds, “We are expanding our menu and now getting into healthy food and creating meal plans for digestive disorders.”

Reverse Osmosis Water for the Freshest Flavour

Nadia’s summertime fresh-squeezed lemonade recipe takes refreshing to the next level by using only water purified through reverse osmosis (RO). “We love RO for our water source, and it’s been my preferred water source since I healed from my own digestive issues,” she says.
Reverse osmosis is a process that removes unwanted minerals, molecules, and impurities from tap water to improve its taste, and smell. The system works by using pressure to push water through specialized membranes that filter out the unwanted additives.

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Here, Nadia graciously shares her summertime lime and lemonade recipe using RO water, which you can make in your very own kitchen.

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Nadia Kotsos is a holistic nutritionist and  owner of the popular Drink Juice Co, in Toronto,
Ontario and she understands the importance of  using only the freshest ingredients for her
creations. Her Summertime Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade  recipe takes refreshing to the next level by using
only water purified through reverse osmosis and  here she shares the recipe that you can make in
your own kitchen. Hi everybody, my name is Nadia  and I’m the owner of Drink Juice Company. Today
I’ll be teaching you how to make a very healthy  lime-lemonade using ingredients like cold-pressed
lime, lemon, herbs and reverse osmosis water which  is the purest form of water that I’ve used and why
I continue to use it here at the store. So we’ll  start and get started with all of our herbs here.
I’ll get some sage, mint, thyme, rosemary and  fresh basil and then we’ll start muddling them
in our container here. The reason why we like  herbs is because of that flavour profile. So the
reason why they have such a strong flavour profile  is because they’re filled with nutrients. I think
it’s very important to have fresh-pressed lemon  and lime juice. You can easily squeeze lemon,
lime at home. Makes all the difference. So now  we’ll add our honey. So what’s really important
is the flavour of everything I never use water  from a tap. I always use a filtered water.
Reverse osmosis is my go-to especially here in the  store. We’re just going to stir this all together
and we’re going to let it sit and marinate a  little bit more and you can pop that right into
the fridge, or if you like you can dump some ice  in there and start serving right away. Thank you
so much for watching! I hope you have a chance to  make this delicious, healthy recipe at home. Happy
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The Ultimate Lime and Lemonade Recipe


  • 150 mL lime juice
  • 100 mL lemon juice
  • 125 mL honey (Meligyris Honey from Crete is my go-to, but I also love trying this recipe with a local honey)
  • 75 mL boiled water
  • 1.25 L cold water
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 5 mint sprigs
  • 3 sage sprigs
  • 2 tarragon sprigs
  • 2 basil sprigs


  1. Hand-juice both the lime and lemon (fresh is the only way). It’s worth the squeeze.
  2. Measure out your honey in a glass measuring cup, then slowly combine it with the 75 mL boiled water to soften the honey and make it easy to mix.
  3. Add the freshly squeezed lime and lemon juices, thyme, mint, sage, tarragon, basil, and cold water to a large pitcher. Slowly stir to combine, then stir in honey
  4. Add more honey (to taste) and remove the sprigs after one hour or to taste.
  5. Chill and serve for up to 5 days.
  6. Enjoy your nutrient-dense herbal lime and lemonade ❤.

Nadia’s Pro Tip:

Don’t worry about investing in an electric citrus juicer to prepare this lemonade. Squeezing those lemons to extract the juice yourself means “you’ll love every drop of your hard work that much more!”


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