Infused Lavender Water is a sugar-less and cooling summer drink.
This lavender-infused water beverage is for you if you enjoy infused waters and if you want to get fit and live a healthier life.
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Lavender is a purple-blue plant with multiple small flowers which commonly grows in bunches together.
There are countless smaller lavender varieties.
Yet the most common distinction is made between the Mediterranean Lavender growing in the Provence in France and the Engish Lavender.
Lavender has a strong aromatic smell like nonother and when dried the natural flower perfume is even more pronounced.
We usually dry our lavender flower heads before turning them into small bags which keep mots away from clothes in the cupboard.
I also discovered lavender buds for myself in food specialties and beverages as an infusion.
You can grow your own lavender at home and use the flower buds in your food recipes.
What are infused waters?
Infused waters are also known as detox or spa waters and are often while prepared with fresh fruits, herbs, and ingredients like cucumbers.
The ingredients are left to infuse in the water and that is how the water takes in the subtle flavors of the fresh ingredients.
Lavender water drinking benefits
- helps you to rehydrate and to drink more often, especially during the hot summer months
- healthy, without sugars and do not contain artificial ingredients
- helps you to stay full longer, which incidentally helps you to control your weight loss.
- may assist your digestion
- helps you to get relaxed and zen
How to make Lavender water?
To prepare this lavender water drink is fairly easy.
You will need whole lavender flower heads or loose lavender flower pieces.
I have tried to infuse garden fresh lavender and dried lavender.
It’s easier to infuse dried lavender because the essential oils in the flower intensify when dried.
Use cold water to infuse water with dried lavender flowers but leave the flowers to infuse for a few hours.
To infuse water with fresh lavender flowers, cook the water with the flowers first and leave the water to cool completely with the lavender left in the water.
You can cook the water too with the dried lavender if you want to speed up the infusion time, as long as the water is left to cool completely at the end.
After a few hours left to infuse, taste test and see if the infused water is flavorful enough.
Equipment to make infused waters
You can prepare your own infused waters anytime in a normal drinking glass, pitcher or reusable lunch or sports bottle.
Those are build to prepare infused waters and I recommend you get one if you are planning to prepare more infused waters in the future.
I also like to use small-sized milk bottles which you can close with a lid to keep in the fridge with the infused lavender water drink.
More Lavender Recipes
Dear Reader, do you grow your own lavender?
Infused Lavender Water Summer Drink
- Lavender *see Notes
- Water *see Notes
- Ice Cubes to serve cold
- You can use dried or fresh flowers, however I presonaly prefer to use dired lavender flowers because the essential oils in the flowers are easier to extract when the flowers are dried
- If you use fresh lavender flowers, you will need to leave the flowers to infuse in boiling hot water until the water is completly cooled. Fresh lavender won’t infuse well in cold water.
- You can use hot water too with dried lavender to speed up the infusion process.
- The quality of your infused lavender water will depend too on the variety, state and age of the flower buds.
- You can use a normal glass, pitcher or bottle or get a special bottle or pitcher infuser (more in the post under equiment)