Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ginger Mint Limonade (SCD Friendly)

Here is another recipe I've been waiting to share with you.  
I started making this healing drink after I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, and it has become a favorite drink of mine.  It was super HOT a couple months ago and it really hit the spot after some serious bike riding.  My kids love it too - just the right balance of sweet and tart.  And here's a nice way to use up my lemon juice.  I hope your family enjoys this great summer recipe.  I'm such a sucker for ginger and just love how all these flavors work together.  

-1/4 cup honey (or adjust to your sweet preference)
-1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
-1 cup lemon/lime juice (I do about 3/4 cup lemons and 1/4 cup limes, but you can add any combination of the two, or omit the limes altogether)
-1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
-6 cups filtered water

How To:
1.  Mix above ingredients together in a large glass pitcher.
2.  Fill your glasses with ice and a few mint leaves.
3.  Fill glasses and enjoy.

*For vegan option, add an equal amount of coconut nectar or 15 drops of lemon stevia (or regular stevia).  


The hat family
(we are big on sun safety - if you haven't already noticed)
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  1. This sounds so refreshing! I love the hats!

  2. glutenfreehappytummy.comJune 8, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    oh yum! sounds so crisp and refreshing! i love a good limeade -- it really hits the spot on a scorcher of a day! thanks for sharing -- love the pics! have a great weekend!!

  3. Looks nummy Amber! I love your recipes and photos!


  4. I adore the hats and this drink. I could go for some right now...or maybe like 3 glasses!

  5. Joy at The Liberated KitchenJune 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Yum! This looks so refreshing now that summer is here. I'd love it if you would post this and other GAPS legal recipes you have to share on my new blog carnival, GAPS Friendly Fridays!

  6. Yum!! I just happen to have a mint plant growing in my yard. I'll have to try this one. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Debbie @ Easy Natural FoodJune 10, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Wonderful idea! After the super hot days we've been having here, along with my lemon tree bulging with lemons, I think I need to make this drink asap!

  8. Toqua's CraftsJune 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Oh so yummy sounding!!
    My friend Jen just gave me some fresh mint too!!

    I'm visiting via Mealtime Monday.

  9. That looks like the perfect summer treat.

    Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Hope to see you again next week!


  10. ella@lifeologiaJuly 20, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    This looks lovely and so refreshing!
    I love your serving set too ;) xoxo
    Thanks for sharing it at the Potluck last week - I've had my eyes on it since ;) xoxo

  11. Ellen (Gluten Free Diva)August 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Love the combo of lemon and lime, and also the fact that you didn't overload it with sweetener. Wondering how the recipe looks different when you use stevia?

  12. Heather @Gluten-Free CatJuly 5, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    I'd like a nice tall glass of that right now!


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