Lemon Lavender Mint Refresher

lemon lavender lemonade

Summer is here; and with summer vibes, comes summer libations. I’m guilty of having a few cocktails during the summers months, as I believe that nothing compliments the summer sun quite like a white wine spritzer. Life is for living and should be balanced, so in order to tip the scales back in my favor, I like to sip beverages that support my body in it’s detoxification efforts.

I love lemons, and lemons are a natural diuretic that helps reduce swelling, inflammation and bloating in the body- all natural by products of a hangover. Since lemons are also antibacterial, they flush out bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections; do yourselves a favor ladies and consume lemons UTI’s are no fun. And for those of us with anemia or low iron, vitamin C in lemons help the body absorb non-heme iron, a form of iron from plant sources, such as vegetables.

I made this lavender lemonade for a backyard BBQ, and truth be told, I spiked it with wine; however, during the week, I make a large batch and sip it diluted in water for a detoxifying and sweet sipper. By steeping the lavender and mint with coconut sugar and water, creates an extremely flavorful syrup.

Summer sippin’ redefined!

Lavender Mint Lemonade

7 meyer lemons
2 tbsp dried lavender flowers
4 cups water
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 cup water
15 leaves fresh mint

In a small sauce pot, add 1 cup water, coconut sugar, lavender flowers and mint; bring to a boil, remove from heat and steep for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, juice the lemons into 4 cups of water.

Once cool, strain the lavender mint syrup and discard the solids; stir the syrup into the lemon water. Serve ice cold.

  6 comments for “Lemon Lavender Mint Refresher

  1. Nrinder
    May 23, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Sounds yummy!

    • Bianca
      May 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      totally yummy- try it this weekend!

  2. May 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    This looks so delicious! I shared it with our facebook fans :)

    Where can we get dried lavender flowers?

    • Bianca
      May 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      I’ve found lavender flowers in most organic grocery stores, like Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Capers etc!

  3. May 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    you are adorable :)

    i will make this on the weekend!

    thank you

    • Bianca
      May 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Kimberly!

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