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Drinking homemade, organic, lavender lemonade is a wholistic, healing nectar. It’s good for the body, the mind and spirit. I’ve been drinking lavender lemonade for the past few days and it is delicious and so nutritious that I honestly feel the healing effects already...like a tall, cold glass of meditative yoga.
Researchers in Australia have discovered that lavender helps bees make new memories; furthermore, it can change their mood, and even their DNA! It could possibly do the same for humans. Thus, I encourage you to make a big pitcher of lavender lemonade and drink yourself happy, healthier and smarter
I’ve included a few pictures of my organic lavender garden that I snapped today. I celebrate my gorgeous bee models, without whom, this recipe would not be possible. It is the bees, and their tireless work, that keep my garden alive and growing.
This bumblebee was a natural model: some serious bee booty.
My lavender garden is in full bloom. The garden contains a few different varieties of perennial lavender that bloom a few weeks a part; which means, my garden is full of purple blossoms for a good month.
The garden brings me so much joy. It is always a buzz with bumble and honey bees, butterflies and birds, and a light wind will bring the lavender scent into the house, through the rear windows.
My daughter Mistaya and her friend Rachel created this homemade treat to refresh us on a hot summer’s afternoon:
1 cup freshly picked organic lavender flower buds
6 cups of water
kane sugar to taste
-rinse lavender flowers in water. Place flowers in biodegradable, loose leaf paper tea bags (we use Rishi brand).
-boil tea in 4 cups of water for five minutes then turn heat to simmer and simmer for 20 minutes (water will look dark green/black in colour). Strain out lavender. Cool.
-squeeze lemons and add their juice to 2 cups of cold water.
-add lavender water to lemon water (will turn pink-lavender colour).
-add kane sugar to taste (a little goes a long way as you don’t want this too sweet).
-pour over ice and enjoy
Fernando, my lavender boy.