Food as Medicine
Ayurveda High Electrolyte Lemonade Recipe
This recipe has all you need to stay hydrated this summer. Add lavender or mint for your garnish and you have a healthy beautiful drink to keep you and your family hydrated and healthy.
High in Vitamin C and antioxidant
“This reminds me of a perfect summer day! It's refreshing and rewarding after gardening, a hike or on a hot hot day”
(1 serving )
1 cup cold filtered water
saffron threads- few threads
raw sugar- to taste- can also use stevia
Juice lemon and add water, salt, saffron. Stir until salt is dissolved. Stir in sweetener to taste. Garnish with mint or lavender and serve. Serves 1 person, multiply as needed.
Saffron is a fragrant spice that might just be hiding in your kitchen. Very little is needed so, as expensive as it is, it might take you awhile to use it up. In Ayurveda saffron has been used as a blood cleanser, and more recent research is showing use to help depression, Alzheimer Disease, PMS, infertility and an aphrodisiac (#summer #foodasmedicine #lemonade #freerecipe)
As with everything consult a Dr. if you are taking medications or concerned with side effects.
More research on saffron: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-844/saffron
Ayurveda philosophy: https://www.hnwellness.com/about-ayurveda/
How to Care and Grow Saffron: https://happydiyhome.com/saffron-flower/