Honey-Sweetened Wheatgrass Mint Lemonade

October 10, 2016

Honey-Sweetened Wheatgrass Mint Lemonade

Here is an extremely simple way to get more wheatgrass powder into your diet on a daily basis. It is not only refined sugar free but can be made quickly and easily and adds wonderful healthy chlorophyll and fiber along with a ton of vitamins and minerals. The benefits of wheatgrass are amazing. It is so good for you and so easy to add to your daily routine, which is why we love it so much.

This recipe is just a guideline and we would recommend that you adjust it to your own personal taste in regards to sweetness, tartness and the amount of wheatgrass you are happy with. The great thing about lemonade is you can always add more lemon juice, sweetener or water to get it just the way you like it. 

As far as the sweeteners go, we always recommend sticking to the paleo-approved sweeteners such as maple syrup or sugar, honey or coconut sugar. This recipe calls for honey but if you have maple syrup on hand, feel free to use that instead. Of course, a little goes a long way and it is always a good idea to practice moderation. 

Now the below is just a guideline recipe for your lemonade and some people like it more or less sweet or sour than others so feel free to adjust the sweetener, water or lemon juice accordingly or to play around with the type of sweetener you use so long as you keep it healthy. I stick with paleo sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, maple sugar, and coconut sugar. You can also try stevia if you like the flavor of that, but beware – a little goes a long way. And as with anything, use in moderation.

For this recipe, you will see that we made a mint simple syrup to dissolve the sweetener to begin with. Try making a double batch of that simple syrup and keeping a little on hand. It is fantastic in jams and cocktails (shh!) as well as in coffee drinks and over fruit salads. Yum!

The recipe below is a great way to enjoy our wheatgrass but there are so many other ways. We'd love for you to share some of your favorite wheatgrass recipes with us. We love to hear what you've been dreaming up and we love to hear from you. Email us through our contact page here and let us know. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup honey
  • 6 cups water
  • 1-1½ cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 3-6 scoops wheatgrass powder, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add honey and mint to a small pot with 2 cups of water to make a mint simple syrup. Bring to a boil as honey dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to sit a few minutes more to steep the mint.
  2. Place lemon juice in a large pitcher with remaining 4 cups of water and some or all of the simple syrup. If you are particular to your lemonade flavor balance, you may try adding a little of lemon juice, water and syrup in order to get the right balance for your taste.
  3. Stir in wheatgrass and refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Stir well to reincorporate wheatgrass before serving. Add ice and enjoy!




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