Its too Hot over here and we all would love enjoy an refreshing drink for sure right !! How about making an healthy refreshing lemonade .We are going make this refreshing and healthy lemonade using a leafy herb from the mint family with a clove flavor. Basil is usually green, though there are purple varieties, such as Opal Basil. Lemon basil, anise basil, clove basil and cinnamon basil all have flavors similar to their names.
You can use any basil for this recipe and its going to taste yummy anyways . The basil we use in india which is called as tulsi can also be used as all will be knowing the purity of this ingredient we people even pray as tulsi is said to be the goddess of purity. Tulsi can also be called as an holy basil.. Tulsi extracts are used in ayurvedic remedies for a variety of ailments. Traditionally, tulasi is taken in many forms: as herbal tea, dried powder, fresh leaf or mixed with ghee. Essential oil extracted from Karpoora tulasi is mostly used for medicinal purposes and in herbal cosmetics, and is widely used in skin preparations. So today am here with this very healthy and yummy refreshment to beat the summer heat. I used the packaged variety basil which we get here in the U.S but u can use any variety for this recipe.
1 cup basil or Tulsi (any varity nicely washed)
2 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste)
1 1/2 cups water
1 medium sized lemon ( squeeze and take out the juice)
- Grind the basil leaves and sugar first and add little by little water and grind the mixture till well blended.
- Now add lemon juice to this and strain the juice in serving glass.
- Add some ice cubes and serve chilled.
If you feel the juice is lil concentrated you can add more water.
So this healthy drink goes for our Vegan Thursday today :)