Join our Social Media Specialist Sam Long as she learns to enjoy the kitchen! Since the beginning of the year, she has embarked on following healthy new recipes from scratch and documented the journey on the Liberty HealthShare blog. In today's post, Sam tries a refreshing and guilt-free summer drink!
On a hot day, there's nothing better than drinking a nice cold glass of iced tea or your favorite fruit juice, am I right? We all know that sweet and tangy drinks taste great, but the excess sugar can really impact our health. According to a study cited by the American Heart Association, "most adults consume about 22 teaspoons of added sugars a day" (American Heart Association). The question is, what can you drink that still tastes great without the guilt?
Try this refreshing thirst quencher the next time you're on the hunt for something sweet and healthy! This recipe makes two 8-10 oz glasses.
Start by juicing four lemons. Pour an equal amount of lemon juice into each glass. You can add more or less depending on how you feel about lemon! Next, take two sprigs of fresh rosemary, and add them to each glass. Slice up the cucumber and place a few slices in the bottom of both glasses.
If you want to make your cooler more like lemonade, add some Splenda Zero Calorie Sweetener and stir. Finally, fill the glass with ice, and top it off with either flavored or non-flavored seltzer water. I used lemon flavored seltzer water for an extra punch of lemony goodness. And there you have it! Two Cucumber Rosemary Lemon Fizzes.
The best part about this recipe is you can experiment with the ingredients to make a fantastic personalized drink. Replace the cucumbers with berries, or use mint instead of rosemary. The options are endless!
This recipe was inspired by Lean Mean Kitchen (http://leanmeankitchen.com/cucumber-lemon-rosemary-infused-water/)