Although everyone thinks of lemonade in the summer, according to Ayurveda lemons are actually heating, while limes (the green ones!) are cooling. This drink is a lovely cooling option that feels just as festive, and even more refreshing.
4 cups pure water
¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice (or more to taste)
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
¼ teaspoon coriander powder
1 Tablespoon coconut sugar or date sugar (first stir into ¼ cup hot water, then let cool)
Fresh mint leaves (to garnish)
Mix all ingredients except mint in a blender until frothy. Pour into a drinking glass. Take a few mint leaves and gently crush them between your fingers to release their essential oils, then dunk them in each glass.
Classically, we wouldn’t serve over ice, as that constricts the vessels around the GI tract and discourages absorption – so try it cool rather than ice cold.