Capture the essence of the summer sun and the natural goodness it brings in this invigorating beverage. I like to combine fresh honey my neighbor gives me with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and a twist of ginger to add a unique kick to this old-time favorite summer refresher.
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup honey or use other sweeteners like maple syrup, date syrup, stevia
1/4 cup peeled fresh ginger slices
7 sprigs fresh mint
2 cups purified water
4 cups ice cubes
Babies or children under a year old can become seriously ill from honey, so please don't give them a glass of this lemonade, if made with honey. However, you can use local honey to help battle against seasonal allergies for older children and adults. Honey’s thick coating with the vitamin C in lemons combine perfectly to soothe a sore throat and help treat a cold.
Compliements: Dr. Andrew Weil -
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