Clean Eating Lavender Lemonade Recipe

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Clean Eating Lavender Lemonade

It’s August.
It’s hot.
It’s humid.

It’s not my favorite time of the year.

My only solace is that Fall ( which IS my favorite time of the year) is right behind it. It’s like a consolation prize for suffering through the California heat that beats down on me like a drum every summer. I would move, but heck. I kinda like it here. Except for the heat.

Did I mention I don’t like the heat?
Or the humidity?
Or August?

Forgive me. The heat tends to make me a little nutzy. Maybe more often than I’d like to admit actually. But we’ll move this along. Shall we?

When the days are this blistering hot, I love to make a tall pitcher of ice-cold lemonade. I also like to jazz it up a bit. Typically with strawberries, but occasionally… with lavender. It’s a really yummy twist on an old summer classic.

Make yourself a pitcher, sit back, and try to forget about the heat.
(I said try).

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Clean Eating Lavender Lemonade

Clean Eating Lavender Lemonade

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Servings: 5 cups approximately

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. lavender flowers (2 tbsp. for strong flavor)
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)

Instructions

  • Put half your water into a pot along with the lavender and bring to a boil. Once it boils, turn the heat off and allow it to steep for about 20 minutes (preferably with a lid on the pot).
  • You have two choices here.
  • A)You can heat up the agave or honey in the microwave for about 30 seconds and pour it into the second (NON lavender) half of your water and blend well.
  • B) you can heat up the remaining (NON lavender) water in a separate pot and add your sweetener to the hot water. Stir well to combine.
  • The idea here is to get the sweetener to dissolve into the water. Any way you accomplish that is fine.
  • Strain your lavender water into a pitcher and then add the rest of your ingredients. (Discard the lavender flowers) Stir well. Serve over ice.
  • Note: If this mixture is to strong, just add water until it reaches a strength you like. I like mine strong, and this recipe definitely reflects that.

 

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5 Comments

  1. mel reidy says:

    Love your website. What can you tell me about agave nectar? Is it a clean eating food our something I should be using sparingly? I am a clean eating fanatic and work out enthusiast. Your info. is really helpful. Thanks so much.

    Maryellen Reidy (mel)
    Needham, MA

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Hi Mel,

      The jury is still out on agave. While it’s natural and low on the glycemic index, there is some question about the processing it undergoes. I have feelers out to several sources, but have not heard back. I will make a more concerted effort once my finals are over.

      Wish I had more info for you. Sorry. For now, use it sparingly.

  2. graciouspantry says:

    Jennifer – It’s wonderful stuff! Just keep in mind that I made this strong. I prefer it that way. So don’t be surprised if you need to water it down some.

  3. wakeboardsam says:

    Where can I get lavender flowers? If I can’t find the flowers can i use some kind of extract or oil? I’ve never cooked with anything like them before. Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Wakeboardsam – Usually, any store that has a good selection of spices will have them. I bought mine at Whole Foods. You can also order them from amazon.

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