The 4th of July and summer heat calls for a cooling and refreshing beverage. Lemonade is a quintessential cool down quencher. A tall, sweaty glass offers refreshing relief to parched souls. It is surprisingly simple to make your own lemonade. This herbal version offers the slight hint of the exotic, mixed with the familiar tang of the lemons.
- 1 heaping Tbsp lavender flowers*
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 3-5 lemons
*You can also substitute the lavender flowers with a 2” sprig of rosemary.
- Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the lavender flowers in container capable of holding the boiling water. Let the herbs steep for 5-8 minutes. Then remove the herbs.
- Add the honey and stir to dissolve. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
- Once its cool enough, pour into a pitcher and add lemon juice.
- Add in 2-3 cups of cold water.
- Chill and adjust the lemons and sweetness to your taste. Serve over ice.
Adapted from: www.localharvest.com Newsletter
Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org