There are a few things we always, always, always have in our fridge. Various milks for various purposes (fat free and soy for David and coconut milk for me), a wide assortment of mustards, condiments out the ying-yang, some fruit and lots of citrus, particularly lemons.
Lemons are an amazing fruit.
Yes, they are full of vitamin C (an antioxidant) and copper, but lemons are also renowned for their healing powers. They heal, disenfect, can treat skin infections, serve as a diuretic, get rid of dandruff, help to alkaline the body’s natural pH, act as a blood purifier and make an amazing salad dressing. Clearly, lemons are a superfood.
And the latest and greatest studies indicate that drinking lemonade can help to lower or moderate your blood pressure.
This drink is easy to make and is equal parts gorgeous and delicious. Bonus is that this unique and refreshing treat has the added benefit of another superfood, blueberries.
- 1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries divided, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 4 cups water
- Stevia liquid drops to taste
- Lemon slices for garnish
In a glass measuring cup or bowl, combine 3/4 cup blueberries and 1 cup water. Microwave on high 1 minute.
Pour this concoction into a blender and add the lemon juice, remaining 1/2 cup blueberries, the remaining 3 cups water and blend well. Pour blueberry lemonade into a container and add Stevia to taste. Refrigerate to chill thoroughly.
Fill glasses with ice, pour the blueberry lemonade. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice, a few more blueberries and serve.