Healthy lemonade recipe – Lavender lemonade

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Not all homemade lemonade recipes are the same. Some are overly sweet and syrupy, while others are either too watery or sour.  Apart from that, there are very few healthy lemonade recipes that taste as amazingly refreshing as they look.

Convincing reasons to make your own healthy lemonade recipe

Healthy lemonade recipe - Lavender lemonade

Homemade lemonade is way better than the commercial kind. For a long time, we’ve been made to believe that store-bought fruit juices are healthier over sodas, but the reality is that store-bought juices might actually be harmful to your health.

A recent report found that some of the popular fruit juices contained arsenic and lead.

‘’Consumer Reports tested 45 packaged fruit juices for heavy metals, like lead, arsenic, and cadmium and found measurable levels in every product. Long-term exposure to these metals could cause some serious health risks.’’

Let that sink in.

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Not to be a bearer of more awful news, but even 100% fruit juices contain way too many natural sugars, which are still unhealthy despite being natural.

This is why I treasure this healthy lemonade recipe which is made with honey, lavender and lemons of course. I use lavender and honey because of their health benefits.

Health benefits of lavender lemonade with honey

Health benefits of lavender lemonade with honey

What’s amazing about this lavender lemonade is that not only does it taste great, the health benefits are out of this world.

Health benefits of honey

We can all agree that honey mouthwatering, and it incredibly just keeps on giving. Honey is rich in antioxidants, anticancer and inflammatory properties.

According to study, honey is highly recommended in the management as well as ‘’in the control and treatment of wounds, diabetes mellitus, cancer, asthma, and also cardiovascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal diseases.’’

On the other hand, fresh lemons also bring to the party, their benefits. Lemons are widely known to strengthen one’s immune system because of the high amounts of vitamin C that they contain.

If you are trying to lose weight, lemons and this healthy lemonade recipe can help you do that. A glass on of honey and lemon juice on an empty tummy in the morning is very effective in shedding body fat.

What’s not to love about this healthy lemonade recipe?

best healthy lemonade recipe

Lavender is mostly known to help improve sleep and reduce anxiety. If you struggle with getting quality sleep, a glass of this lavender lemonade in the evening might just help you beat insomnia.

You also can enjoy this lavender lemonade with honey on a hot summer’s day with family and friends or sip it in first thing when you wake up, if you want to boost your metabolism.

There really is no shortage of reasons to love this heathy lemonade. Okay, now that I have talked you into trying this lavender lemonade out, here’s the recipe.

Healthy lavender lemonade recipe

best lavender lemonade recipe

Ingredients

¼ cup dry culinary lavender (I like this one) If you use normal lavender flowers, your lemonade will most likely taste like soap

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup pure honey

2 1/2 cups boiling water

2 cups cold water

 Method

  • Place lavender in a jug and pour the hot water into the jug. Cover and let the lavender steep for 2 hours.
  • In another jug, combine the honey, lemon juice and cold-water.
  • After 2 hours stir together the two mixtures and refrigerate until chilled.

Yield: 6

Healthy lavender lemonade recipe

Healthy lavender lemonade recipe

This healthy lemonade recipe is so much better than the store-bought or lemonade made with sugar.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup dry culinary lavender
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup pure honey
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups cold water

Instructions

    1. Place lavender in a jug and pour the hot water into the jug. Cover and let the lavender steep for 2 hours.
    2. In another jug, combine the honey, lemon juice and cold-water.
    3. After 2 hours stir together the two mixtures and refrigerate until chilled.



Notes

You must remember not to use normal lavender flowers. If you do, your lemonade will most likely taste like soap

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 21mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 0gSugar 47gProtein 0g

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