Light, refreshing and nutritious, this will be your favorite summer beverage. It's packed with anti-inflammatory properties and electrolytes too.
Back to reality for the Kellys...
We spent last week in Florida visiting family and it was amazing. No schedules, no freezing temperatures, just warm weather, sunshine and family. It was a vacation that we all really needed.
One day, we went out for lunch and I ordered a Coconut Water Lemonade at a restaurant we went to on the beach. I am not a huge fan of coconut but it sounded so refreshing (and healthy) so I decided to give it a try.
It was amazing! I knew I wanted to recreate it when I got back to NJ and share it with you guys. I added some ginger to mine (ginger is an amazing anti-inflammatory) and of course, chopped mint. This will be my favorite drink this summer, I just know it.
Add whatever sweetener you'd like, I only made this twice so far, once with raw honey and the other with coconut nectar. They both were incredible, just remember if you use the raw honey it will no longer be vegan. Use whatever sweetener you'd like! I bet stevia would also work well in this too.
- 2 liters coconut water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- ⅓ cup grated ginger
- ½ cup coconut nectar
- 1 cup ice
- lemon slices
- mint leaves
- Place the first four ingredients in a large pitcher.
- Mix well.
- Add lemon slices and torn mint leaves.
- Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Garnish with extra lemon slices and mint leaves.
Easy peasy lemonade squeezy!
I hope you enjoy this too. Come on spring and summer, don't let us down!