peach + lavender lemonade
Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in your favorite powdered lemonade mix? Well, take a peek if you dare. Instead of real fruit that powder is full of artificial sweeteners and flavors along side creepy preservatives. This Lavender, Peach Lemonade is made of nothing but the good stuff. The peaches in this refreshing lemonade are packed with anti-inflammatory properties that reduce bad cholesterol and prevent diabetes and heart disease. The 100% pure, fresh squeezed lemon juice is an alkalizing force in the body, meaning, it helps to maintain a healthy pH which as all ladies know is very important. Lemons also contain wonderful antioxidants that act to protect your body from harmful free radicals. Now, Lavender is an extra special ingredient because there are properties in the lavender flower that help relieve anxiety and stress while also helping to maintain healthy skin and hair, an absolutely killer combo of benefits. This refreshing summer drink is not only delicious but packed with health benefits from A to Z. We know you'll love it and so will your body...
...annnnnnd if you're feeling it, pour in your favorite spirits and enjoy responsibly.
I N G R E D I E N T S
3/4 cup of lemon juice (about six lemons)
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of dried lavender flowers
1/4 cup of coconut sugar
1/4 cup of boiling water
R E C I P E
-Boil together 1/4 cup of water and coconut sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let the dried lavender flowers steep in the mixture for 3-5 minutes then strain the flowers out of the mixture and let the syrup cool.
-Cut the pit out of the peaches and mix together with a 1/2 cup of water in a blender until smooth
-Place a fine, mesh strainer on top of a mixing bowl. Pour the peach and water mixture into the strainer and let the juice filter into the bowl
-Mix together the strained peach juice, lemon juice, 1 cup of water and 3 tbs of lavender simple syrup (less or more depending on how sweet you like it)