Beverages/

Lavender Limeade : sweetened with stevia

Author: SallyK / Date: 2012-08-08 @ 11:32 pm / Print Me! /
Tags: Limes / Low Calories /

Lavender Limeade (sweetened with stevia) If you are fortunate enough to have a lavender plant or access to dried lavender, you can enjoy many lovely dishes and beverages flavored with this herb. This refreshing limeade will hit the spot on a hot summer day, and best of all, it is all natural, sugar-free and low in calories.

Makes 3 cups.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp lavender blossoms, stems and leaves, chopped
  • 2 c boiling water
  • 1/4 c lime juice (about 2-4 limes)
  • (2) one-gram (.035 oz) packets of stevia*
  • 10 ice cubes
  • lime slices for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a heat proof bowl or tea pot, steep the lavender in the boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Strain the tea.
  2. Add the lime juice, stevia and ice cubes and stir well.
  3. Pour over fresh ice cubes and garnish with lime slices.
*(or arounded 1/8 teaspoon of the powdered stevia or 4-6 drops of the liquid stevia)