A few weeks ago, while visiting San Francisco, I had the chance to buy some delicious culinary lavender and rose buds from a local tea store. I absolutely love using anything with lavender in it, so I’ve been making tea with it on a daily basis after returning home. The tea is delicious, but so far, one of my favorite usages of the lavender actually is making lavender lemonade. It’s a healthy, refreshing and relaxing alternative to regular lemonade or sodas, and a perfect drink now that spring is coming.
1. It’s fairly easy to make this lavender lemonade, and very similar to making regular tea.
2. Boil half of the water.
3. Add the lavender (it’s easiest if you put it inside a tea bag). If you want your drink to taste extra flowery, you can throw in some rosebuds as well.
4. Reduce the heat and let the tea soak for 2-5 minutes.
5. Remove the tea bag, and let the water cool down in the fridge for at least one hour.
6. When cooled down, add the juice of half a lemon (or more if you prefer a stronger lemon taste).
7. Optionally, you can add a little bit of stevia or sugar at this point.
8. Add the rest of the water. If you like sodas, you can add sparkling water instead.
9. Serve cold on top of ice
The benefits of lavender lemonade
One of the most known benefits of lavender is its relaxing effects, which is one of the reasons I love using it myself. It’s also rich in antioxidants, can treat headaches, improve sleep quality and reduce eczema and acne. And because lemon can work as a mood booster and rejuvenate the skin as well, the two of them are a perfect combination.
I’ve been drinking a lot of lavender lemonade lately, especially during and after yoga, and I’m loving it a lot. It’s the perfect way to relax after working out or coming home from work. And it has a nice lavender taste and smell, which combined with the lemon makes it taste very refreshing.
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