This is a great limeade with a twist of raspberries – perfect for a summer day!

It has raspberries (surely nature’s best sweets!), which are rich in flavonoids that can lower the risk of death from heart disease, and honey, which can lead to a rise in insulin and release serotonin, which is converted by our body into melatonin, which helps our body regulate the length and quality of our sleep! So this is also great as a sleep aid for insomnia!

Ingredients:

Raspberry Puree:

2 cups raspberries

1/2 cup  honey

1 cup water

Note: This recipe makes about 2 cups of puree and you only need to put 1-2 tablespoons into each cup. Therefore the 1/2 cup of honey will be divided into about 20 cups of limeade. If you prefer to not use honey, you could add more raspberries.

Drink:

Limes

Sparkling water

Lime essential oil

Ice

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar or honey, and 2 cups raspberries.
  2. Cook until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Cool and strain.
  4. To serve, add raspberry puree (around 2 tablespoons), ice, juice of one lime, and 1-2 drops Lime essential oil to a glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with limes and raspberries. Enjoy!
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