WOO! Finally nice weather! Actually, it was a little too hot yesterday, but that had me thinking of drinking something nice and refreshing…like Limonana!
Limonana is a Middle Eastern lemonade drink, that literally means Lemon (limon) Mint (nana). Which is exactly what it is – a super yummy slushy lemon-mint drink.
Now the first time I tried it I was nervous because I did not want to “drink toothpaste” but a friend encouraged me, and told me it doesn’t taste like mint so I tried. And I was blown away. Lemony, and herby and sweet, and sour…so good!
Not only is this drink refreshing and yummy, but also healthy, as mint has awesome health benefits; it is good for digestion, good for your brain, it had vitamins and minerals, helps with nausea and headaches, good for skin care, and so much more!
1/3 C. Sugar
1 1/2 C. Water
Juice from 4 lemons (about 1 cup)
3/4 C. Mint leaves
3 C. Ice
Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and boil until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
Pour the cooled sugar water into a blender and add the lemon juice, mint leaves and ice. Blend until mixture turns slushy. Enjoy!