Recipe: Lavender & Honey Lemonade

There are many ways to make lavender lemonade. Some people use sugar, some use lavender essential oil, but I do neither. I prefer that my food has the most health benefit as possible. My preference for sweetening anything is honey, and I prefer to use lavender petals for flavor instead of lavender oil because essential oils shouldn't be ingested in a non-emergency.

You could say this is lemon-infused lavender tea or a lavender-infused lemonade depending on the ratios you use and whether or not you brew lavender tea.

Benefits of this drink:

Honey contains trace amounts of minerals, and it may help kill of germs because it has anti-microbial properties [1]. Sugar has no nutrients whatsoever.

Drinking lavender helps with digestion, anger & anxiety.

Lemon water is a good source of vitamin C, aids in digestion and healthy skin, helps prevent kidney stones and healthy weight. [2]

Ingredients:

3 cups boiling filtered water

1/2 cup honey

1/4 - 1/2 cup dried lavender petals or 4 sprigs of fresh lavender

Juice from 4 lemons

 

Directions:

1. In a tea pot, pour honey into the bottom

2. Pour boiling water over petals and honey (using a tea infusing pot is easiest to easily remove the lavender)

3. Juice 4 lemons and add to the tea

4. Chill both in refrigerator for 4 hours or more

5. Optional: Add ice to lessen the flavor and blend

 

Garnish with lavender sprigs and serve. Enjoy!

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Disclaimer: This is not a substitute for medical advice or mental health advice. If you are struggling with your mental health, natural therapies may not be powerful enough for you, so be sure to seek professional help from a Doctor.

 

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