Basil Lemonade & Glowing Green Limeade Elixir <3

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July 10, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods

Hi friends <3!

I have some little cocktail like drink recipes to share with you today. A while back I shared some ideas on what to do with basil as well as the health benefits of consuming this herb.

Here is a simple Basil Lemonade Recipe that takes very little time to make and even better just a few ingredients too! At many vegetarian and or vegan restaurants I have been seeing a drink like this being served. I personally do not add any sweeteners to this, fruit is sweet 🙂 But of course if need be, try adding coconut nectar or a little fruit juice from an apple or pear.

Homemade Basil Lemonade Recipe

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2 cups water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 fresh basil leaves slightly crushed to “activate” the flavors

Optional, add some ice cubes or may be a little lime juice (a quick squeeze) if your lemon juice needs some balancing out

I added a slice of lemon (from juicing for drink) with the rind into the drink also for appearance and an extra kick 😉

Stir and enjoy!

I am excited to share this Glowing Green Limeade Elixir recipe with you all. I wanted to make a concoction today that yes helps my bones, body, brain but beauty health elements also. Our beauty comes from inside and can not help but shine it’s way through our actions. Almost all of these ingredients are great for the bones. Silica and MSM is wonderful for bones, joints and hair. Aloe is wonderful for the skin, staying hydrated and our organs. I have a previous post all about coconuts if learning more about coconut water sounds interesting 🙂

Glowing Green Limeade Elixir

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4 ounces coconut water

4 ounces spring water

1 tablespoon to 2 tablespoons aloe (mine was fresh from the leaf)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/4 teaspoon grated/zest lime

1/4 teaspoon grated/zest lemon

A pinch of fresh vanilla bean or powder

The following I literally just used pinches of…

Camu camu, MSM, silica, maganese, zinc, vitamin e, cayenne, selenium, and potassium

4 ice cubes

After wards, I blended this up and added half of a probiotic capsule (pulled the capsule open and poured half in) THEN poured the elixir over it!

I found this to only taste like lime, like a liquid lime dessert hahaha. Even with all the things I added in the citrus was the most dominant.

It can be difficult during the summer to do a cleanse with all the food, events, friends visiting and so on during the summer. Or even just eating cleaner! Making your own juices, lemonades, elixirs and tonics are a positive, fun, delicious, loving and celebratory way of spending time with loved ones. It’s a way to liberate the body, lift our spirits, celebrate life and all of the options we have.

All of the ingredients that I just used a pinch of is not “essential” by any means in your drink at home. I’m not the type of person who likes to do retail therapy or get my nails done. Inside I like to treat myself to elixirs and tonics 😉 Please do not think that anyone has to have all of the ingredients in their home! I buy small amounts of powders and herbs frequently from different all natural shops. So my collection is large, but I do not have a lot of each item.

I hope this post gives you all some ideas on drinks of your own. Thank you all for taking the time to stop by my site. Much love ❤ and raw power ;-)!

Jess

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