Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Pink Lemonade


This is a recipe I enjoyed even before I found out I have Fructose Malabsorption. All I had to do was swap sugars!  Delightful!!!


  • 6 lemons or 1 cup of organic lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cups of dextrose
  • 4-5 cups of cold water


Put the 1 cup of water and 1 1/2 cups of sugar in a pot on the stove at medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.

Meanwhile, juice lemons until you have 1 cup of juice.  I wish I had a citrus press for this reason, because doing it by hand is a pain, but all I have is an old-fashioned glass juicer (I use a mesh strainer to get rid of the pulp).   Whatever–it works.

Pour sugar mixture into a glass pitcher or other heat-proof container, and immediately add cold water, lemon juice, and cranberry juice.

If you have a lemon left over, wash the outside and cut it into slices and add to the pitcher.  Store in the fridge.

Elimination Diet safe: No.

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