In the second of my guest recipes from The Virtuous Tart, author Susan Jane White shares her love for this nutrient-packed summer citrus cooler…
Limes are the Sharon Corr of the citrus clan – the elegant, sweet understated one who has a rhythm all of her own. Mojitos made them trendy. Beyoncé made them an industry. And Corona beers brought them to a different stratosphere. We’re loving limes. Lemons were never so yesterday.
This fruit’s vitamin C and bioflavonoid content is enough to get beauty queens and cardiologists excited. Both nutrients can help heal zits and plump-up tired skin, while a flavonoid called kaempferol has been indicated in the reduction of oxidative damage to our cells. Since oxidised cells can vandalise blood vessels and change cholesterol to make it more likely to build up in artery walls, limes may be helpful in slowing down the progression of atherosclerosis. That’s Doctorspeak for sticky arteries, and NLP for heart attack.
- 5 limes
- 1-2 tablespoons stevia powder, agave or maple syrup
- Press the limes over a citrus juicer until every last drop is extracted. Add your choice of sweetener (honey sinks) and a splash of fresh filtered water.
- Refrigerate for up to 2 days. If you want to serve with vodka and ice, I’m not going to stop you.