Full of delicious goodness!
Lavender is one of the world’s most popular herbs. It’s been in use since ancient times on account of its fragrance and therapeutic qualities.
The health benefits of lavender include its ability to relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, eliminate nervous tension, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.
Here is a pretty cool recipe on how to make Lavender Lemonade. I believe the glass in the picture give it that beautiful violet colour, but despite the appearance the benefits are just the same!
You can add blackberry, cherry or blackcurrant if you want to give it a bit if colour. 🙂
Lavender Lemonade with Honey
- 1 cup raw honey (local if you can get it)
- 5 cups pure water
- 1 Tbsp. dried, organic culinary lavender (or 1/4 cup fresh lavender blossoms, crushed)
- 1 cup fresh-squeezed, organic lemon juice, strained
- Ice cubes
- Lavender sprigs for garnish
- Bring 2 1/2 cups water to boil in a medium pan
- Remove from heat and add honey, stirring to dissolve.
- Add the lavender to the honey water, cover, and let steep at least 20 minutes or up to several hours, to taste
- Strain mixture and discard lavender
- Pour infusion into a glass pitcher
- Add lemon juice and another 2 1/2 cups of cold water. Stir well.
- Refrigerate until ready to use, or pour into tall glasses half-filled with ice, then garnish with lavender sprigs.
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