Wednesday, May 16, 2012

All Natural Rosemary Lemonade Recipe

This spring I added a stevia plant to the herb garden in hopes to eliminate sugar from our kitchen entirely. All of the ingredients in this recipe are all real food, from the earth (and of course, organic).

How to use stevia in place of sugar in this recipe:
Steeping the leaves is much like the familiar sugar/water simple syrup.  Muddle, tear or bruise the stevia (like you do with mint when making a mojito) so all of the flavor will blossom.

  • 8 cups water
  • 6-8 springs rosemary
  • 10-12 large stevia leaves
  • 8 small lemons, juiced
(If you have a super sweet tooth, add a tablespoon or two of agave nectar)

Collect herbs from the garden and wash.

Add herbs and 6 cups water and bring to a boil.

Steep for 30-45 minutes.
Juice the lemons.

Combine the sweetened "syrup", lemon juice, and 2 cups cold water or ice.

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