As summer approaches, it's time we start thinking of new nutritious ways to keep us hydrated and fresh. Lemonade is the staple drink to sip during hot days, with a delicate taste that lends itself to many exciting variations.
Today we propose a healthy sugar-free lemonade made with coconut water and lavender flowers tea. We promise this one is going to quench your thirst like nothing else while enriching your body with powerful nutrients. Read to learn more or jump to the recipe below.
The best things you get from our coconut lavender lemonade are:
Anti-anxiety properties from the lavender.
Refuelling and energizing electrolytes from coconut.
Loads of immune-boosting vitamin C.
No added sugars, thanks to the zero-carbs sweetener erythritol.
As an optional ingredient, and to give this drink a bit of lavender-purple colour, we have added a few drops of beetroot juice. Purple is the result of mixing red and blue. The lavender tea is on the orange side, and the beetroot juice is magenta, so we can get pretty close to purple by mixing the two, without resorting to nasty food colourants. If you want a lush purple, you'll need to add a blue ingredient: try spirulina powder.
Besides, beetroot juice is good for more than just colour. It is a good source of vitamin C, as well as minerals and powerful antioxidants. Moreover, studies found that drinking this juice can lower blood pressure, it's superb on a weight-loss diet, and can even reduce the risk of cancer with its betalains antioxidants . So down it goes into our floral lemonade!
This recipe is a breeze, and it will require only a few minutes of work. So without further ado, let's get sipping!