Summertime essential oils raspberry limeade drink is both delicious and refreshing, yet healthy. In addition, it may become one of those family traditions used to signal the change of the seasons. As the weather turns warm, you’ll find yourself reaching for this one again and again. This essential oils raspberry limeade drink has an uplifting scent, and energizing qualities which make it an amazing addition to your summer menu.
Summertime Essential Oils Raspberry Limeade Drink
The hot summer weather makes this season the perfect time to enjoy a cool essential oils raspberry limeade drink. What invokes summer more than fresh raspberries, lime, and sparkling water on ice? A colorful straw with little drink umbrella doesn’t hurt and, adding a variety of fruits and all the fun straws or umbrellas you want to change it up throughout the summer. Strawberries and blueberries are a delicious choice, yet most all of your favorite fruits will work.
Raspberry Puree Ingredients
- 2 cups raspberries
- 1/2 cup sugar or honey
- 1 cup water
This delicious recipe makes about 2 cups of puree and you only need to put 1-2 tablespoons into each cup. Therefore the 1/2 cup of sugar will be divided into about 20 cups of limeade. If you prefer, you could also substitute the sugar with honey or add more raspberries.
Limes Sparkling water Lime essential oil Ice and Raspberry puree.
Super Health Highlights
Many of the frozen frosty drinks of summertime are full of heavy syrups and sugars. However, this raspberry limeade provides some pretty stellar health benefits that won’t leave you feeling guilty after sipping on this refreshing treat.
For example these are just a few of the health benefits one may gain . . .
Raspberries: Although raspberries provide significant health benefits, especially when it comes to heart health, they are so good they’re often referred to as nature’s candy.
Most prominent among the flavonoids are the anthocyanins—universal plant colorants responsible for the red, purple, and blue hues evident in many fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, and flowers. (US National Medical Library)
According to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that foods that are rich in flavonoids, like raspberries, can lower the risk of death from heart disease. (source – Medical News Today)
Several animal studies have shown a positive correlation between intake of flavonoids in berries and memory improvement as well as decreasing the delay in cognitive ability related to aging.
Honey: Our bodies have the ability to convert serotonin into melatonin, which regulates length and quality of sleep, therefore, honey can be used as a health aid for sleepless nights and insomnia. Honey can lead to a rise in insulin, and release of serotonin which is why many will take honey in their decaff tea at night. (source – Medical Daily)
Primary Benefits of using lime and/or lime essential oils include but are not limited to the following list . . .
- Supports healthy immune function*
- Positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties
- Used as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser*
- Promotes emotional balance and well-being
Directions Essential Oils Raspberry Limeade Drink
- Combine 1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar or honey, and 2 cups raspberries in a small saucepan.
- Stir on low to medium heat until sugar is dissolved while mashing raspberries into a puree.
- Cool puree and mash through a strainer.
- Serve: Add 1-2 drops of lime essential oil to a glass of ice. Spoon 2 tablespoons of raspberry puree, and the juice of one lime to a glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with lime slices and raspberries. s
*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential oil products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any essential oils product.