How To Make A Lavender Lemonade Recipe To Boost Relaxation (In 5-Minutes!)
Written by: SkinnyFit - Mar. 27, 2019
If you’re in need of a cozy, stress-free moment, you’ve come to the right place. This lavender lemonade recipe will have you feeling calm in no time—so sip slowly and make this moment last!
The Best Low Sugar Lemonade To Fight Stress & Anxiety
There are a lot of low-sugar lemonade recipes on the web, and while they claim to be a “healthy” homemade lemonade, the truth is that the majority of them contain a TON of sugar.
Obviously, the sugar in these homemade lemonades aren’t the greatest for your waistline, but what many people don’t realize is how much the added sugar affects your mental health as well.
Studies on sugar and certain sweeteners show that it can increase or worsen anxiety symptoms, and the crash following the sugar high can leave you feeling shaky, all while weakening your body’s ability to respond to stress.
A study conducted by the Department of Psychology at Princeton University on the effects of sugar and anxiety concluded that sugar and certain sweeteners can increase, and even or worsen, symptoms of anxiety. Additionally, the crash following a sugar high can not only leave you feeling shaky but weaken your body’s ability to respond to stress.
By replacing sugar with agave in this lavender lemonade recipe, you don’t have to worry about skyrocketing stress… simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the calming aromas of lavender, chamomile, and lemon.
Agave: A Healthier Sweetener Option
Agave nectar is a great healthy alternative to sugar due to its low glycemic index.
A food’s glycemic number, or index, is based on how slowly, or how quickly, the food increases your body’s blood sugar levels.
Foods with a high glycemic index release glucose rapidly, which can negatively affect the kidneys and cardiovascular system.
Because agave has a low-glycemic index, it won’t create a quick and sharp rise in your blood sugar, making this the healthiest (and most delicious) low-sugar lemonade you’ve ever had.
5 Ways This Healthy Homemade Lemonade Can Boost Relaxation
This lavender lemonade recipe is made with the cozy-moments queen, SkinnyFit ZzzTox. The five primary ingredients in ZzzTox are the ultimate relaxation tool for those days when you just need a break.
Lavender is known to reduce anxiety, restlessness, and can even help with digestive issues like nausea and abdominal swelling. What’s even better is that lavender is already the main ingredient in ZzzTox, which means you won’t have to worry about finding any fresh lavender for this healthy homemade lemonade.
Chamomile has been used for centuries as a mild sedative and to help reduce stress and a must-have ingredient for any cozy moments you plan on having now, and in the future.
We all know how impossible it is to relax when you have an upset stomach. This low-sugar lemonade recipe has subtle notes of peppermint leaf that help to ease those uneasy stomach moments.
Peppermint has been shown to relieve gas, bloating, and indigestion so you can feel light, lean, and comfortable while you enjoy this soothing homemade remedy.
Insomnia doesn’t stand a chance when you’ve got valerian root by your side!
This handy little herb is guaranteed to help you get a great night’s sleep. It’s even been shown to help with anxiety and psychological stress. Score!
The rooibos leaf has a ton of antioxidants that protect the cells from damage by free radicals.
Not only that, but rooibos leaf has been shown to help with sleep problems, which as you know, have a tendency to create anxiety.
How To Make The Best Lavender Lemonade Recipe In 5 Minutes
These five special ingredients were carefully chosen when developing SkinnyFit ZzzTox to help knock stress and anxiety on its butt to welcome the calm and relaxing moments into your life. Between the hustle and bustle of our busy day-to-day lives, the last thing you need is something to add to your stress—which is why we made sure to only use only three ingredients for this recipe and once it’s prepped, it will take less than five minutes to make.
So, get ready to feel the most relaxed you’ve felt in a long while and sip your stress away with this simple and delicious lemonade recipe!
Homemade Lavender Lemonade Recipe
- 4 cups SkinnyFit ZzzTox, brewed and cooled (use 1 teabag for every 1 cup of water)
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- Brew 4 cups of SkinnyFit ZzzTox and cool.
- Mix all ingredients into a pitcher and stir adding more agave to your liking