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Lavender Lemonade

By Mark Hyman, MD | August 13, 2020 | Cleveland Clinic

Sometimes you just get tired of plain old water. Why not spruce things up with something that not only quenches your thirst but also wakes up your taste buds?

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons dry lavender
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 large lemons – juiced
  • 1 cup ice (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the lavender, and reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the honey. (It is as though you are making tea.)
  2. Cool the lavender mixture in the refrigerator for 2 hours to bring out deeper lavender flavors. Strain the liquid into a pitcher and discard the lavender. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.
  3. Pour lemonade into 4 glasses and serve with ice, if using.
  4. Store in refrigerator for a few days but best enjoyed fresh and chilled.

Nutrition information

  • Calories 38
  • Fat 0g
  • Saturated fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Fiber 0g
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 10g
  • Sodium 10mg

This article was written by Mark Hyman, MD from Cleveland Clinic and was legally licensed through the Industry Dive publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@industrydive.com.

Mark Hyman, MD
Cleveland Clinic