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Lisa Arose's Healthy Drink Recipes

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Agave Lavender Syrup

1 cup agave nectar

1/2 cup boiling water

2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender

In a spouted measuring cup, combine agave nectar, water and lavender. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours. Strain syrup and discard lavender flowers.

Store syrup tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

Lavender Iced Tea

Makes 1 Serving

1cup brewed green tea, chilled

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1-2 teaspoons agave lavender syrup, or to taste

Lemon wedge, for garnish

Stir all ingredients together. Add ice and enjoy!

 

Lavender Fruit Sparkler

Makes 1 Serving

1/4 cup frozen blueberries and raspberries

1-2 teaspoons agave lavender syrup, or to taste

1/4 cup pomegranate juice

Sparkling water

Sprig of mint for garnish

In a tall glass, add frozen fruit, lavender syrup and pomegranate juice and stir. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Note: This can be made into a cocktail by substituting Prosecco or sparkling wine for the sparkling water.

 

Spa Water

1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced

1 lime, thinly sliced

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Filtered water

Add cucumber, lime and fresh mint to a pitcher. Cover with filtered water, enough to fill the pitcher. Cover water and refrigerate, at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.

Pour spa water into a glass (avoiding pouring out the solids) and garnish with a wedge or lime of extra mint, if desired.