If you’re a fan of the rosemary flavor and are looking for a new, refreshing summer drink — you’re in the right place.
This rosemary lemonade recipe is:
- Fresh rosemary sprigs
- Fresh lemon juice and zest
- Monk fruit sweetener
Health Benefits of Keto Rosemary Lemonade
#1: Skips The Sugar
If you’ve ever tried your hand at a lemonade stand, you know that lemonade has two primary ingredients — lemons and sugar (or simple syrup).
#2: Provides a Hit of Antioxidants
Your body is constantly undergoing oxidative stress as a regular part of being alive. However, when your oxidative stress outweighs your body’s antioxidant defenses, your cells and tissues may become vulnerable to damage.
Rosemary happens to be a potent source of antioxidant compounds. In fact, if you read the labels on many natural food products, rosemary extract is often used as a preservative for its oxidation-fighting capabilities[*].
In addition, monk fruit sweetener not only provides support for blood sugar, but it’s also a source of antioxidants*].
So you can rest assured that as you sip on your rosemary lemonade that your cells are enjoying it just as much as your taste buds.
How to Make Sugar-Free Rosemary Lemonade
Staying hydrated in the summer is crucial, but sometimes water just doesn’t hit the spot. Enter: rosemary lemonade. This recipe is flavorful and refreshing, and with zero calories (therefore, zero net carbs) you can enjoy to your heart’s content.
And the best part is that it just takes fifteen minutes to prepare.
So grab a saucepan, and let’s get started.
Begin by zesting your lemon and then juicing it. Add two cups of water, lemon juice, zest, three sprigs of rosemary, and the monk fruit to your saucepan and let it simmer for ten minutes.
Turn off the heat, and let the ingredients steep for an additional five to ten minutes, then strain it through a fine-mesh strainer to catch the rosemary and lemon zest.
You can cool it down in the refrigerator, or pour it over ice into a large pitcher. For a more rustic look, serve your lemonade in some mason jars adorned with lemon slices.
Everyone’s desired sweetness may be different, so feel free to adjust the monk fruit and add more or less until you find your sweet spot — no pun intended.Print
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1 large lemon (zest and ⅓ cup of juice reserved)
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon monk fruit
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and let simmer over low-medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Turn off heat and let ingredients steep for an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Strain tea through a fine mesh strainer into 1-2 mugs filled with ice or place in the fridge to cool completely before serving over ice. Adjust sweetening if needed to taste.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 0
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0