Looking for a refreshing drink to sip on while checking on the garden this summer? Look no further than this homemade mint & ginger lemonade!
Healthy Homemade Mint & Ginger Lemonade
Both mint and ginger have some incredible health benefits and I highly recommend using both of them regularly in your family’s diet.
Health Benefits of Mint
- Rich in nutrients like Vitamin A and Iron
- High in Antioxidants
- Can ease digestive problems
- Reduces stress & anxiety
- Used for fighting fatigue
Health Benefits of Ginger
If I had to choose only one food to keep for its health benefits, it would be ginger. Fresh ginger is an overall immunity booster that I always have on hand.
- Strong antibacterial properties
- Supports the digestive system and eases upset stomach
- Can lower blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol
- Helps to ease menstrual pain
- Being studied for potential cancer preventing properties
- Anti-inflammatory properties
Fresh Ginger Mint Lemonade Recipe
I am always looking for new recipes that use my fresh garden herbs. This healthy lemonade is, so far, my FAVORITE way to use fresh mint!
This immunity boosting homemade lemonade is the perfect drink to cool you off on those hot summer days!
- ½ cup packed Fresh Mint Leaves (Chopped)
- ⅓-½ cup Fresh Ginger (Chopped)
- ⅓ Honey or Maple Syrup
- 2 cups boiling Water
- 2 Whole Lemons (Juiced)
- 1-2 cups Cold water
- Quart Jar of other 4-cup Glass
Chop the fresh ginger and mint. I left the stems on the mint and the peel on the ginger pieces because it will all be strained before drinking the lemonade.
Boil 2 cups of water in a small saucepan. Add the chopped mint, ginger, and honey, maple syrup, or honey simple syrup to the boiling water.
Turn off the heat and allow the mint and ginger to steep for 30 minutes.
Strain the tea into a quart jar or a container that will hold 4 cups of liquid. Keep the solids that you strain out to put in your compost bin.
Add the fresh lemon juice and additional water until you have 4 cups of ginger mint tea.
Add some ice cubes (try frozen herb ice cubes), garnish with a mint sprig, and enjoy this yummy summer drink!
Take it a step further and make Mint & Ginger Lemonade Popsicles!
Pour leftover ginger mint lemonade into a popsicle mold (or an ice cube tray with wooden sticks) and enjoy delicious and healthy popsicles this summer!