Chamomile Lemonade with Green Apple


Whether it’s kids, traffic, work, marriage, or any combination thereof, stress is an ever-present factor in most people’s lives. I’ve long turned to chamomile’s relaxing properties to pull some of that stress out of my system. A lot of folks like chamomile as a hot tea, but that’s not exactly a summertime go-to, thus the inspiration for this lemonade that combines chamomile tea, green apples, lemon juice, and a hint of maple syrup.

4 chamomile tea bags
4 1/4 cups boiling water
2 green apples, finely grated
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons Grade A Dark Amber maple syrup

Put the tea bags in a heatproof container. Pour in the boiling water and let steep for 4 minutes. Remove the tea bags, then stir in the apples, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Chill for at least 2 hours. Strain through a finemesh sieve before serving.

Reprinted with permission from The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods. Copyright © 2013 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.

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