We hit our first 90 degree day in Minnesota yesterday...and I can tell my body is not used to it yet. I was standing over my cutting board chopping veg for a salad at work and I could feel myself starting to sweat uncontrollably under my chefs coat. I could not help but think about how good a strawberry lemonade would be at the time to cool me from the inside.
When I got home I did just that...made myself a strawberry lemonade! I had some lavender syrup on hand as well, so I decided to add that instead of just maple syrup for a floral note. Afterall, it was Friday and I thought I deserved something special!
Now I suppose I could have added booze...afterall, gin would be wonderful with the strawberries lemon and lavender, but another time. This was so refreshing and delicious, I didn't think about missing it. The lemonade was sweet with the perfect amount of tart, and the lovely scent of lavender! I am ready for summer, especially when I know I can prepare cooling deliciousness like this for myself! If you would like to enjoy one as well, I have included the recipe! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Strawberry Lavender Lemonade
1/4 cup fresh organic strawberries, pureed
2 Tbsp lavender syrup* or to taste
2 cups water
1/3 cup lemon juice
Add strawberries and lavender syrup to a glass with 2 cups water, 1/3 cup lemon juice and a few ice cubes, and stir until blended.
1/4 cup raw coconut nectar
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp dried lavender flowers
Combine all ingredients in a small jar, and shake to dissolve syrup. Let sit at least overnight to infuse and keep in the fridge for up to a few weeks.
About the Author
I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!