nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 80
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Sugar: 19 g
Vegan

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

1. Place dried lavender in infusion bags, if using. Bring 4 cups water to a boil, add bags filled with lavender or loose lavender and remove from heat. 2. Steep for 10 minutes, and remove bags or strain lavender. Set aside. 3. Combine lemon juice and sugar, and dilute with 3 quarts water. Add lavender [...]
  • 2 oz. dried lavender flowers
  • 2 muslin infusion bags, optional
  • 4 qt. water
  • Juice of 6 lemons
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, or to taste

1. Place dried lavender in infusion bags, if using. Bring 4 cups water to a boil, add bags filled with lavender or loose lavender and remove from heat.

2. Steep for 10 minutes, and remove bags or strain lavender. Set aside.

3. Combine lemon juice and sugar, and dilute with 3 quarts water. Add lavender infusion. Adjust sugar to taste, and chill.

July 2003

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comments

Sweeten with stevia!

Debbie - 2011-07-01 15:33:35

we make this with stevia all the time, it is delicious!

heather reilly - 2011-07-01 09:00:00

I used 1/2 cup of organic agave nectar instead of the sugar. YUM! Garnishing each glass with a sprig of fresh lavender instead of a lemon wedge makes it beautiful.

Angela - 2011-07-01 08:14:35

No, honey nor agave nectar are not any healthier for you. Sugar is sugar. Your body treats it all the same. Sweeten it with what you want but don't think you're any better.

coco - 2011-06-30 23:28:16

I never thought of using lavender this way! Sounds wonderful. I will use stevia instead of sugar, though!

Deb - 2011-06-30 22:03:46

Or Stevia.

Anonymous - 2011-06-30 21:25:08

Processing used to produce agave nectar causes much of its fructose content to exist in isolated form, the same as high fructose corn syrup which is known to be unheathy. Honey contains fructose. When too much fructose enters the liver, the liver can't process it fast enough so it starts making fats from the fructose and sends them into the bloodstream as triglycerides. A tiny bit of Stevia might be the best option. Studies show that stevia may act is an insulin sensitizer that can aid in glucose tolerance and clearance after a meal.

Karen - 2011-06-30 21:07:18

Good point Tajna!

Vickey - 2011-06-30 21:06:28

A shame that you have sugar as one of the ingredients! you don't need sugar for tea! honey or agave is A LOT healthier!

Tajna - 2011-04-09 19:52:14

I love your recipes, you have something for everyone.

Shirley Naples - 2011-04-04 22:32:03

does the lavender have to be dry? We have a ton of plants by our yard...?

Sarah Meranda - 2011-06-30 21:16:49