Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lavender Thyme Lemonade (Calorie Free!)

Well it's wet your whistle Wednesday and guess what?  I'm pretty amped about this recipe.  Mainly because it came out incredibly refreshing, but I also managed to make it calorie free and you couldn't even tell!  JAISA?  CALORIE FREE?  

Ok now you guys are just being mean. 

I don't like to drink my calories.  There isn't a replacement for butter but there is for sugar!  Enter - TRUVIA BABY. 

Suga suga da da da da DA da ah honey honey...

This is an incredible recipe from our friend Karen over at LL Farm, that I've modified a bit.  We got some AMAZING lavender buds from her farm in New Hampshire and I can't wait to find more ways to use them.  Yummy. 

Ice Cubes
1/4 cup dried lavender
2 cups boiling water
4-6 Tbs of Truvia (taste and modify for desired sweetness)
8 lemons, juiced 
Lemon Zest 1 Lemon
4-5 cups cold water

Place the lavender and the lemon zest into a bowl, and pour boiling water over it. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then strain out the lavender.  Charlie said our condo smelled like a spa.  I agreed. 

Mix the Truvia into the hot, strained lavender water, then pour into a pitcher with the ice. Squeeze the juice from the lemons into the pitcher, getting as much juice as you possibly can.  Sometimes it helps to microwave the lemons for 10-15 seconds first to get the juices flowin'.  

Top off the pitcher with cold water, and stir. Taste, and adjust lemon juice or more Truvia if desired.

Adding thyme as a garnish totally changed the flavor and aroma of the lemonade.  I think next time I'll try to steep the lavender and thyme together...

I am CRAVING this right now.

You know I drank this with vodka all weekend.  Tito's vodka to be exact.

Stay thirsty and stay hungry my friends! 

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