Print Recipe
This fresh limeade recipe from the #KaleandCaramelCookbook is made naturally sweet and anise-y thanks to apple and fennel. It's an inspired combination and can be made in a blender! @kaleandcaramel

Fresh Fennel Apple Limeade

This recipe is adapted from the uber-beautiful Kale & Caramel Cookbook which has tons of refreshing, healing tonics throughout its pages—all of which can be made without a juicer! Lily suggests gin, vodka, absinthe or St. German to make this into a cocktail. I didn’t use any sweetener when enjoying this as a mocktail—it was the perfect subtle sweetness.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 drinks


  • 1 green apple , chilled
  • 1/3 cup sliced fennel bulb
  • 1 (4-to-6-inch) celery stalk, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 3/4 cups cold water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 3 drops stevia or sweetener of choice , as desired


  1. Wash and core the apple, and cut into slices.
  2. Place the apple, fennel, celery, lime juice, water, and ice in a blender. Blend on high until frothy and fully incorporated. Taste and add the sweetener as desired, then blend again to incorporate. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth or nut milk bag.
  3. Pour and drink!