This spring, I’ve gotten really into gardening. And sunshine.
Because it was really, really rainy here for a few weeks and OMG there is nothing better than basking in the sun and working in the yard after drizzle and cold temps have kept you inside with a toddler. Nothing.
And now that I’m spending lots of time outside on our back deck with my family and friends (seriously, outdoor gatherings are the best), I’m finding that I want something to sip on that’s as hydrating as water, but not, you know, water. I want something energizing. Something that screams spring fun. Something that’s refreshing and healthy … with just the right amount of sweetness.
Guys, I think I may have created just the perfect spring drink: Low-Sugar Rosemary Ginger Lemonade.
It’s light. It’s bright. I mean, it’s practically sunshine in a glass. And it’s perfection for springtime sippin’.
The fresh ginger and lemon juice is balanced out with savory rosemary (which I planted and was SO happy to harvest from my own garden for this recipe!) — and my new favorite ingredient: Wholesome Organic Stevia.
You know how some stevia has a bitter aftertaste? Not Wholesome Organic Stevia. It’s deliciously sweet with no bitter aftertaste, and it has zero calories and no glycemic impact, so it’s great if you’re watching your sugar intake or are controlling blood sugar spikes. It’s also organic, non-GMO, vegan and kosher. Compared to those chemically derived pink, yellow and blue sweeteners? This stuff is a clean-eating dream!
Low-Sugar Rosemary Ginger Lemonade
3 cups water
Pinch of sea salt
6 large fresh rosemary sprigs (reserve 2 for garnish)
1 inch section of ginger root, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon Wholesome Organic Stevia (or 4 packets)
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup cold water
1. Bring water and pinch of salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add in 4 rosemary sprigs and ginger. Cover pan and let seep for 30 minutes or longer. Strain out rosemary and ginger, and cool until at room temperature (can also store in the fridge for 24 hours).
2. Once cool, combine in a pitcher with Wholesome Organic Stevia, lemon juice and cold water.
3. Chill until ready to serve and then garnish with rosemary sprigs. Cheers!
So, yeah, Wholesome Organic Stevia is basically the best ingredient for a healthy lifestyle! It easily lightens your fave recipes and drinks, and is great for coffee, tea, cereal, smoothies, Greek yogurt, oatmeal … anywhere you need a little healthy sweetness.
Wanna pick up some Wholesome Organic Stevia and sip on this lovely lemonade with us? Get a coupon for Wholesome Organic Stevia here and pick some up online here or at your local Whole Foods, Target, HEB (in Texas), Wegmans, Meijer, Sprouts, Amazon or in Wholesome’s online store. Come sip on sunshine with us! —Jenn
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wholesome Stevia. The opinions and text are all mine.