If you are thirsty on warm summer days, go to the garden and pluck a few herbs. We'll tell you how you can conjure up a refreshing herbal lemonade.homemade herb lemonade
Lemonade is a drink that is very popular with children primarily because of its sweet taste. But of course too much sugar is not good for the body and especially not for the teeth. You should therefore know one thing: the taste of children is shaped even in childhood. During this time, you can still control whether your child will later have a preference for very sweet foods and drinks. Accordingly, you may be able to prevent your child from becoming overweight.
Of course, this does not mean that children should not have any sweet drinks. But instead of buying lemonade with a lot of sugar in the shop, you should rather make lemonade yourself. Here you can finally determine how much sugar is added. It is particularly delicious e.g. Herbal lemonade. It is not too sweet, easy to make and also extremely tasty.
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❖ Recipe No. 1
You need both water and a sweetened flavor to make this lemonade. For example, fruit juice. You also need herbs, of course. For the preparation of the lemonade you can basically use all that you can imagine in a sweet version. Typical herbs for a lemonade are, for example, woodruff, lemon balm or Gundermann, which grows as weeds in many gardens.
How to prepare the lemonade:
Wash the herbs thoroughly and dry them. Then roll it over with a rolling pin so that the aroma substances are released better. Then put the prepared herbs in a bottle and fill them e.g. with a liter of apple juice. To top it off, you can add a few dashes of lemon juice and a little lemon zest.
If you want to enjoy the herb lemonade, put some of it through a sieve into a glass and then fill it up with mineral water. So you have a completely natural herbal lemonade.
❖ Recipe No. 2
A particularly sophisticated variant is the mixture of ten parts of basil, mint, lemon balm and lemon thyme. Then there are two parts of sage and rosemary and a few crushed juniper berries.
How to prepare the lemonade:
Pour the ingredients on with a liter of apple juice and add a little sugar and lemon juice depending on your taste. Bring this mixture to a boil and let the herbs soak in the liquid for about 30 minutes. After straining, fill the brew into bottles. This is the basis for a delicious lemonade. You then only have to fill up the basic mixture with the same amount of mineral water.
Feel free to experiment a little
The herbs clearly form the basis for an herbal lemonade. But you can also experiment a little with other ingredients. For example, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, orange juice, coriander, lemongrass or caramel are also available. Instead of sugar, you can use honey or syrup to sweeten the lemonade. Put a shot of herbal liqueur, a few ice cubes and a straw in a glass, and in summer you conjured up a refreshing cocktail.