Fall Lemonade

In San Francisco, our summer months are chilly but come September, we get a beautiful, warm, Indian Summer. 

The past few hot days, I wanted nothing more than a cold, sweet and refreshing, lemonade. But equally, wanted that cozy, fall, fuzzy feeling you get when you think of "autumn." I'm not just talking about pumpkin spice everything... I am thinking chili, roasted veggies and poultry (don't judge, I LOVE thanksgiving), herbs and mulling spices! 

So, as I sat in my hot apartment (I had every window open...) doing some work on my computer, knowing that last thing I wanted to put a "pep in my step" was a cup of hot coffee, I knew what I had to do-- I got up and into my kitchen. I concocted a bright and refreshing lemonade with a autumn twist; a slightly infused with rosemary and sweetened with maple syrup-- yum!

Side note: I am sure you have heard the term "spa water" where you infuse your plain water with fruits and herbs? Maybe you've heard from a nutritionist-fitness guru talk about how lemon in your water helps assist in hydration, weight control and metabolism? Amazing. Heres an upgrade to your plain, old water with lemon ;)

Fall Lemonade (4 servings)

Ingredients:
  • 5 large meyer lemons (or the classic)
  • 1/4 cup of all natural maple syrup (splurge, its worth it)
  • 4 cups of water (sparkling or still)
  • springs of rosemary
  • Ice cubes
Directions:
  1. Cut your lemons in half and juice them. You may squeeze by hand or use a manual juicer. Be sure to leave out the lemon seeds!
  2. Add lemon juice to a medium pitcher. Then add your maple syrup. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Next, add your water and ice. Stir well.
  4. Taste test. If you want it sweeter, then add more maple syrup. Need more lemon or have extra? Squeeze away! Feeling crazy? Spike it with vodka-- I won't tell. ;)
  5. Serve in individual glasses with one rosemary sprig and a adorable straw.
  6. Enjoy!

SO, super easy it hurts your brain. Craziness, right?

 

Xx,

Bea

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Bea Del Rosario

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Bea, a lifestyle blogger currently living in San Francisco. But to be clear, I am a New Yorker. ;) I am obsessed with living a healthy lifestyle through working out, eating well and living a purpose-driven life. The crazy part? I wasn’t always this way and it took me many years to get as focused as I am now which is why I love to share all the details of my “Get Fit, Get Fancy lifestyle” with you as it is still and will always be, a journey for me. In addition to living a healthy lifestyle through fitness and healthy eating habits (and indulgences), I strongly believe that being “healthy” included WHO you surround yourself with, WHERE you are and WHAT makes you shine bright each day. Follow me on my journey to unlimited happiness!