This delicious Wild Blueberry & Lemon Iced Tea is a delicious hydrating drink, perfect for the warmer weather of Spring!
I have memories of drinking Ribena as a kid.... that delicious blueberry taste......but goodness knows what else was in it!!
This version is much cleaner and crisper!
A refreshing concoction full of Vitamin C goodness which can help us recover from viruses and illnesses at a much faster rate.
Wild Blueberries are the absolute star of the show and in the words of Anthony William, Medical Medium;
"Wild blueberries: Contain dozens of undiscovered antioxidants, including anthocyanin varieties. There’s not just one pigment inside a wild blueberry; there are dozens of pigments not yet researched or studied. The wild blueberry is to the liver as mother’s milk is to a baby. Not only do wild blueberries have the ability to grab on to plenty of troublemakers, they also hold on to them as they leave the liver, in a way that most other healing foods cannot. The pigments in wild blueberries have the ability to saturate deep into liver cells and cross cell walls and membranes inside the liver, spreading their blue everywhere. Wild blueberries enhance the intestinal tract, feeding good bacteria there, which benefits the liver greatly"
"Lemons are a powerful healing fruit that contain phenomenal antibiotic, antiseptic, and anti-cancer properties. Lemons are rich in vitamins C and B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, silicon, copper, and potassium. They are considered to be a wonderful tonic and can help to cleanse and detoxify the entire body.
Although lemons have an acidic taste they actually have a very strong alkaline reaction on the body and can help to alkalize blood, cells, lymph, organs, and tissues. Lemons are known to help destroy putrefactive bacteria in the mouth and intestines which can help alleviate flatulence, indigestion, and constipation. Lemons contain a compound called limonene which is used to dissolve gallstones and kidney stones and can help to fight oral, lung, skin, breast, stomach, and colon cancer.
Lemons are also rich in bioflavonoids which can significantly boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. Lemon juice is known to be particularly beneficial for colds, coughs, sore throats, hiccups, ear infections, fevers, arthritis, heart disease, COPD, atherosclerosis, diabetes, high cholesterol, autoimmune disorders, stroke, and cancer. Topically, lemon juice is a great remedy for wrinkles, warts, toothaches, corns, sunburns, poison ivy, acne, psoriasis, and as a hair rinse and facial astringent".
Here's the recipe.... have fun with it, make it your own... take out or add in whatever you feel your body needs such as Lemon Balm Tea would be a fabulous addition!
WILD BLUEBERRY ICED TEA
700ml Filtered or Rain Water
4 to 5 heaped Tbspn of Wild Blueberry powder
(or adjust to your liking!)
3 Tbspn of Raw Honey
(again, adjust to your liking!)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Lime (optional)
Extra Lemon & Lime slices added to the jug
Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves added to the jug (optional)
1. Add 700ml of filtered / rain water to your wild blueberry powder. I use half boiled kettle water, and half room temperature water to retain as much of the wild blueberries nutrients as possible!
2. Add your Raw Honey to this mixture whilst its still quite warm so that it dissolves and melts (but make sure its not too hot - honey should never be exposed to high temperatures)
3. Add in your Squeezed Lemon & Limes
4. Chop the Mint Leaves and add
5. Refrigerate and strain through a sieve before serving over ice!
Whatever you do - make lots!