By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

For best results, measure lavender carefully and buy fresh lemon juice — not from concentrate — or squeeze about 10 large lemons.

Number of servings

Serves 16

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups water
  2. 1 package (16 ounces) blueberries
  3. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  5. 1 cup lemon juice
  6. 2 tablespoons Splenda sweetener
  7. Cold water

Directions

In a 1-gallon pitcher, add 4 cups of ice and set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the blueberries, sugar and lavender to the pan. Boil for about 5 minutes, until the blueberries have popped and all of the sugar has dissolved.

Strain the blueberry mixture over the pitcher of ice; discard the remaining blueberry mixture. Add the lemon juice and Splenda to the pitcher. Fill to the top with cold water. Mix well.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :8 ounces

  • Calories 33
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Total sugars 7 g
  • Protein 0 g

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

June 02, 2016