We drink a lot of lemonade in our house. CORRECTION: My husband drinks a lot of lemonade. I am just an innocent bystander that ends up drinking with him because, I mean, saying no to an iced glass of freshly made lemonade would just be RUDE, right??
One of our favorite twists on a good old fashioned glass of lemonade is to add strawberries to the mix. But even this classic drink gets old after awhile. So I decided to get creative and turn to (you guessed it) one of my favorite herbs, red clover!
Benefits of Red Clover
Just a little recap from a previous blog post:
Historically, Red Clover Herbal Tea was seen a means of purifying the blood by acting as a diuretic (helping the body get rid of excess fluid) and as an expectorant (helping clear the lungs of mucous). It is also known to improve circulation, and to help cleanse the liver.
Red Clover contains LOTS of isoflavones, which are basically plant-based chemicals that produce estrogen like effects in the body. Red Clover is also a source of many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C.
Additionally, the compounds biochanin-A, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, coumarin, formononetin, genistein and isorhamnetin found in the Red Clover blossoms all demonstrate some anti-cancer properties!
Yummy, AND good for you! So into my lemonade it goes! Here’s the how to!
How To Make It
You Will Need
1 quart of filtered water
6 tea bags of red clover blossoms
½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ cup sugar