Stevia Sweetened Blueberry Lavender Lemonade


Blueberries are in season and we have a big craving!  This lemonade sounds strange, but it is actually really addictive and delicious!! For this, I used dried lavender from my own garden that I had just dried, so it was pretty fresh, resulting in a very strong lavender taste.  If you are using fresh lavender, I recommend you half the lavender but keep the same amount of water if you don’t want a strong lavender taste.  If you bought it from the store, or it came from a teabag, no problem.  Even though the lavender was strong in our lemonade, we still love the taste.

Blueberries are a low sugar berry bursting with antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, and tannins -which reduce inflammation in your digestive system!  Blueberries are a superfood.  They are also good for your brain, and for men … well you can look that one up ;).  Blueberries are #14 on the dirty pesticide list, so try to buy them organic.

Please remember that most stevia brands are just plain disgusting.  I recommend NuNaturals, but otherwise Sweetleaf is pretty good, and Trader Joe’s has a decent brand.

This recipe is to taste, so you will have to adjust sweetness/tartness/etc at the end.  Enjoy!

Stevia Sweetened Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

  • Servings: 5-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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¼ cup dried lavender steeped in 1 ½ cups water (see below)
3 more cups filtered water
1 ½ cups fresh squeezed organic lemon juice (about 8 large lemons’ worth)
1 teaspoon (+to taste) NuNaturals stevia powder (or 1/2 teaspoon SweetLeaf)
¾ cup organic blueberries

Boil 1 ½ cups water and pour over lavender to steep in a cup for 5 – 10 minutes, depending on how strong you might like the lavender in this lemonade.  Strain lavender and set aside (you can put in fridge to cool).

Stir together lemon juice, remaining 3 cups water, and 1 teaspoon stevia (if using NuNaturals, ½ if not).  Use 2 Tablespoons of this mixture with the blueberries and puree in a food processor or blender.  Add puree to lemonade, and add the lavender tea, and stir well.  Taste at this point to see if you need more sweetener (we added another ½ teaspoon), more water (if it’s too tart or strong), or even more blueberries. Pour over ice cubes and serve.  Keep in glass bottle in refrigerator.

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