Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Blueberry + Mint Lemonade

Labor Day has past, but the summer heat continues – especially if you live on the West Coast!

Wherever you live, enjoy this refreshing elixir to quench your thirst!

Special thank you to wellness expert and senior Peloton instructor, Emma Lovewell for sharing this recipe!

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (about 5 large lemons)
  • 4 cups Water (*may substitute with seltzer to add some bubbly)
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3 – 4 sprigs Fresh Mint
  • 1 cup Blueberries (frozen)

Directions

Juice all lemons… “Put some elbow grease in!” In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice, water (or seltzer), and maple syrup. Set aside and chill. *Chilling the mix now will slow down the blueberries (which serves as the “ice”) from defrosting quickly. In a mason jar or glass, muddle the mint and one (1) tablespoon water until you release the essential oils. Add the mint mixture to the lemonade and decorate with blueberries. Enjoy! For an added joy, watch your drink take on a two-tone appearance!

 

 

 

 

Reference

Lovewell, E. (2022, June 17). Blueberry + mint lemonade. LiveLearnLovewell. https://www.livelearnlovewell.com/blog/blueberry-mint-lemonade

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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