• By Dana Sparks

Making Mayo’s Recipes: Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

September 8, 2016

blueberry lavender lemonade in a glass pitcher
Today's recipe is Blueberry Lavender Lemonade. Dried lavender and fresh blueberries make this homemade lemonade a refreshing end-of-summer hit. See how you can upgrade traditional homemade lemonade with fresh blueberries and dried lavender. Make sure to measure lavender carefully, and buy fresh lemon juice — not from concentrate — or squeeze about 10 large lemons.

Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to try at the weekend. You can also have the recipes delivered via the Mayo Clinic App.

Watch: Blueberry lavender lemonade.

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Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Find more recipes and other healthy-living insights on the Mayo Clinic App.

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups water
  2. 1 package (16 ounces) blueberries
  3. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  5. 1 cup lemon juice
  6. 2 tablespoons Splenda sweetener
  7. Cold water

Directions

In a 1-gallon pitcher, add 4 cups of ice and set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the blueberries, sugar and lavender to the pan. Boil for about 5 minutes, until the blueberries have popped and all of the sugar has dissolved.

Strain the blueberry mixture over the pitcher of ice; discard the remaining blueberry mixture. Add the lemon juice and Splenda to the pitcher. Fill to the top with cold water. Mix well.

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