Lemonade Concentrate
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  • 3 (or more) lemons
  • water (3-4 cups depending on pot)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Optional add ins:
  • Lemon Balm
  • Mint
  • Limes
  1. Juice 3 or more lemons and then cut into slices (the more lemons you use, the more water you may need/ the stronger your concentrate will be!)
  2. Place lemon juice and slices into a pot and pour just enough filtered water over them to cover them (I needed about 3-4 cups)
  3. Bring water to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and cover!
  4. Allow this to simmer for at least 20 minutes, but you can definitely go for longer!
  5. Once you have removed from heat, add honey! You add the honey last so that you aren't boiling away all of the beneficial constituents in honey!
  6. You are ready to strain now...or you can go to the directions below!
  7. Now is your chance to add in the fresh herbs! You don't want to add the fresh leaf to water that will be boiling or simmering for a period of time, so if you want to add in fresh leaves, add them after adding in the honey and then allow this to steep for 10-20 more minutes
  8. (You can also let this sit over night to extract even more constituents and flavors)
  9. When you are ready, strain the liquid and enjoy!
Recipe by Holistic Rendezvous at http://holisticrendezvous.com/lemonade-concentrate/