It's time for a recipe from my book Raw Snacks - healthy, fresh, Camu Camu Lemonade. An acidic and sweet lemonade.
YOU WILL NEED
- 1 teaspoon camu camu
- Juice of 1 small lemon
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup or raw honey
- 1 pinch Himalayan salt
- 1 litre ice cold water
Mix camu camu, lemon juice, agave syrup and Himalayan salt. Dilute with ice cold water and serve with ice cubes in your finest glasses.
The magic ingredients
The camu camu berry has an orangey-reddish colour and a slightly acidic taste. Camu camu is particularly known for its high content of vitamin C almost 2 g per 100 g), which is 30 times more than oranges and thus more than any other plant. Camu camu is rich in vitamins minerals and amino acids. The high content of natural vitamin C strengthens the immune system counteracts inflammation and has antioxidative properties. Camu camu is available as a powder from health food shops.
Agave syrup is extracted from the Agave cactus which is also used for make tequila. Agave syrup affects the blood sugar less than sugar since it has a relatively low glycaemic index (approx. 34). In the recipes I mostly use agave syrup – but you can replace it with your own preferred natural sweetener, for example birch sugar, honey or stevia.
About the Raw Snacks book
My Raw Snacks book is filled with tips to help you quit comfort eating and bad and unhealthy habits once and for all. You’ll get practical advice on how to fight the craving for sweets, and how you can easily replace the unhealthy, sweet and fatty with healthy, delicious and especially nutritious alternatives. Let health, balance and happiness be your new addiction - because you can really get addicted to feeling good!
You can buy the Raw Snacks book here.