Red Clover Lemonade

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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!

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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

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In a clean quart size mason jar, let the red clover tea bags steep in hot water for up to 20 minutes. Add the lemon juice and sugar and shake well until sugar is dissolved! And voila! Red Clover Lemonade! Serve on ice and enjoy!

What is YOUR favorite way to flavor lemonade?? Share below!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

21 thoughts on “Red Clover Lemonade

  • 18 September, 2015 at 5:18 pm
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    Holy cow this looks amazing! I bet it tastes amazing too!

  • 18 September, 2015 at 5:32 pm
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    I remember you talking about red clover very well! Probably because I get spring allergies and I’m interested in anything that dispels mucus. (gross but true)

    • 20 September, 2015 at 2:14 am
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      LOL, hey, I’m right there with you!

    • 20 September, 2015 at 2:18 am
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      <3

  • 18 September, 2015 at 9:48 pm
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    Well I’d not come across this before …

    Enjoy!

    All the best Jan

    • 20 September, 2015 at 2:18 am
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      Come over! I’ll share! 😉

  • 19 September, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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    Gingi, we are a big lemonade family here!!!! Red Clover sounds awesome, too bad I don’t have any. Someday. Anyhow, favorite way to flavor lemonade is just to juice it, I usually dump in one lemon and 6 apple into my circa 1980’s juicy man juicer and it turns into this pink lemonade that tastes so refreshing it’s ridiculous. In fact, I bring it out to the garage man on days when I have something, like a toilet, that they don’t typically take in order to soften their hearts. I know. Total sicko.

    • 20 September, 2015 at 2:18 am
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      Sneaky, sneaky! Lol… but now I want to try this! BLOG ABOUT IT!!!!

  • 19 September, 2015 at 7:05 pm
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    I would love to try the strawberry lemonade you speak about… I have never tried that one… My youngest daughter would love this red clover one you write about here Gingi, she is always making juice or smoothies… I usually just drink water… xox

    • 20 September, 2015 at 2:43 pm
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      Oh, strawberry lemonade is the BEST!!! We’re lazy, so we usually just chop up strawberries and stick it in the drink, haha! <3

  • 7 October, 2015 at 2:58 pm
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    Yum! I don’t make lemonade but I really should. My husband hates drinking water and I won’t buy him juice because it’s all just full of sugar! This a great alternative. I’ve never had red clover tea either. I may just have to just try this whole thing!

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