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Blueberry Lemon Cooler

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Summary

Blueberry gets its beautiful color from the phytonutrient, anthocyanin, which has been shown to improve cognitive function, decrease blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and improve gut health. Add a splash of vitamin-C packed lemon and you have yourself a nutrient-powered alternative to water!

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup organic blueberries (frozen or fresh)
 ¼ cup water
 2 medium lemons (juiced)
 4 cups water (filtered)

Directions

1

In a medium saucepan, bring blueberries and ¼ cup water to a boil.

2

Turn down to medium-high heat, continue to boil and stir occasionally for 10 minutes until the skins start to fall off the blueberries.

3

Add the blueberries to a blender.

4

Add the lemon juice and 4 cups of water to the blender.

5

Blend on medium for 1–2 minutes until blueberries are blended.

6

Strain berries through a fine-mesh strainer.

7

Pour into a large jar or pitcher.

8

Refrigerate and serve over ice during the spring and summer months and hot during the cooler fall and winter months!

Chef's Notes

Delicious and nutritious additions
Get an extra boost of nutrition by cooking ¼ cup minced ginger with the blueberries.

Steep 1–2 bags of hibiscus tea with the blueberries for more anthocyanin power.

Add chopped mint or basil after you pour it over ice.

For a warm, soothing beverage during the cooler fall and winter months, add cinnamon and clove to the steeping process.

Minimize the tartness
Add more water.

Add a tablespoon of maple syrup or date nectar to cut the tartness of the berries.

Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Ingredients

 1 cup organic blueberries (frozen or fresh)
 ¼ cup water
 2 medium lemons (juiced)
 4 cups water (filtered)

Directions

1

In a medium saucepan, bring blueberries and ¼ cup water to a boil.

2

Turn down to medium-high heat, continue to boil and stir occasionally for 10 minutes until the skins start to fall off the blueberries.

3

Add the blueberries to a blender.

4

Add the lemon juice and 4 cups of water to the blender.

5

Blend on medium for 1–2 minutes until blueberries are blended.

6

Strain berries through a fine-mesh strainer.

7

Pour into a large jar or pitcher.

8

Refrigerate and serve over ice during the spring and summer months and hot during the cooler fall and winter months!

Blueberry Lemon Cooler