This is the absolute BEST summer drink. I drink this almost daily when the temperature rises and I need a healthy and delicious cool-down. I find that you stick to these healthy habits if you always have certain staples on hand. I love my organic basil plant (it loves my bright kitchen!) and try to always have fresh organic lemons in the fridge. That way, I can make it on a whim!
2 small lemons, peeled and seeded
~10-15 basil leaves, picked off plant or bought
¼ cup maple syrup
2.5 cups filtered water
½ cup ice
Add all ingredients to your high-speed blender / Vitamix / Ninja, pour and enjoy….outside!