On my walk to work yesterday I found some juicy looking rose hips. So I foraged a few before the birds could get to them, and made a beautifully refreshing iced lemonade ! The rose hips should be bright red and soft, like a berry. I used dry lavender, but fresh would work too!
- 4 tablespoons of dry lavender flowers
- 6-2 rosehips
- Juice from 2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon wild honey (if desired)
- Wash rose hips and remove stems and thorns
- In a glass bowl or mason jar add: rosehips, lavender, honey
- Add 6-8 cups of water heated just before boiling point. (If water if fully boiled the heat will denature the vitamin content). stir well to dissolve honey
- Leave in fridge over night
- Add lemon juice and top with plenty of ice.
- You are now refreshed !
- Rosehips are known to be one of the highest forms of vitamin c on the planet. Good for immunity and strength. Will help with adrenal fatigue, allergies asthma and more.
- Rosehips also contain a fair amount of bioflavonoids when used fresh. Great as an antioxidant.
- Lavender is famed for its relaxing aroma, making it a powerful nervine relaxant.
- Fresh lemon juice is loaded with vitamin c as most of us know, but it can also aid in digestion. It has an alkaline effect on the body and promotes the secretion of hydrochloric acid which aids in the breakdown of food in the digestive system.
- Wild honey is truly Gods nectar. Antibacterial, anti microbial, and immune boosting. Also, doesn't spike blood sugar if 100% pure.