Cloudy Lavender Lemonade


Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

Boil a cup of water, pour it into a heat safe bowl or container and add your fresh or dried lavender.

For lightly flavored lemonade, use about 1/4 cup fresh lavender buds and stems or 1 teaspoon dried lavender.

Allow the lavender to steep until it has released its color, usually about 15 minutes.  You can also taste the water to see if the lavender has leeched enough flavor.

Cooking Time

1 minute

Yields

8 cups

Ingredients

1/4 cup fresh lavender or up to 1 teaspoon dried lavender for the lavender tea

1 cup cooled lavender tea (from fresh or dry lavender as noted above)

7 cups cool water

juice of 2 lemons

1-2 droppers liquid stevia or about 1/2 - 1 teaspoon powdered stevia to taste

1 packet Go Live unflavored probiotic or 1-2 capsules of your preferred probiotic or 1 teaspoon acidophilus powder (optional)

Directions

  1. Whisk the probiotic into the cool lavender tea, if you're using a probiotic.  You want to make sure that it dissolves.  Go Live dissolves easily in water, which is why I prefer it for drinks like this.
  2. Add the tea, water and lemon juice into a large pitcher and stir.  
  3. Taste.  Add stevia to sweeten if desired.
  4. Garnish with slices of lemon and a sprig of fresh lavender.
  5. Refrigerate or serve over ice. 

Notes

  • Lavender can taste a bit soapy if you overdo it, so start with less.  You can always add more lavender and steep your tea longer before you add it to the lemonade, but I don't want you sipping something that tastes like soap.  Yuck!
  • The lemon juice is what makes this drink cloudy.  The probiotic will make it a little cloudier, but that is optional (though awesome for your gut!)

Credit

Sarah Lawrence, CHHC