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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my sweet friend Jess Kuh. Jess is a fellow real food lover with a passion for natural living, herbs, and anything that keeps her family and home healthy.}


Summer seemed to have crept on us here in Michigan. We didn’t have much a Spring but our temperatures have been kind of cool for summertime. However, this past week the temperatures have picked up and it feels like summer is in full swing!

My kids and I love to be outside soaking up the sun and playing. My boys play HARD. That means during the summer they devour food and seem to always be asking for something to drink.

Water is our go-to beverage but being that it’s summer, I like to add some fun treats to add to the mix. But, I really can’t rely on store-bought ones because they often contain food dyes, high fructose corn syrup, and other junk that I simply don’t want my kids to have. 

I want their summer drink treats to count. I want them to hydrate and nourish their bodies. They are growing so fast and I want to make sure they grow up as healthy as possible.

One of their favorite drinks is lemonade. Sigh. Who doesn’t love a cold glass of lemonade?

Since my boys are not big tea drinkers I do try to sneak some herbs and teas in when I can. Hibiscus is perfect to add to lemonade because it is already sour and it adds a beautiful deep, red color that makes it a fun treat.

Easy Hibiscus Lemonade :: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free // deliciousobsessions.com

I also love that hibiscus is high in vitamin C, which is perfect at helping those bodies stay healthy. We use it in a DIY vitamin C syrup as well and my boys have no complaints about taking it.

The vitamins that come from herbs are so easy for the body to assimilate, I know that it is a great boost for their bodies. 

We love this version of lemonade when we need something different. I promise your kids will love the beautiful color and you will love that you are serving them something that nourishes and hydrates their bodies.

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Easy Hibiscus Lemonade :: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free // deliciousobsessions.com

Hibiscus Lemonade

Yield: Approx. 2 quarts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Hibiscus is perfect to add to lemonade because it is already sour and it adds a beautiful deep, red color that makes it a fun treat.



  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. Add the hibiscus flowers, cover, and steep for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Strain flowers and add the honey.
  4. Stir until the honey it is dissolved.
  5. Pour into a large jar or pitcher and add the lemon juice and the rest of the water.
  6. Refrigerate and serve cold iced.


We like ours on the tart side so feel free to use more or less honey to desired sweetness. You can omit the honey completely and use stevia or any other sweetener that you like.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

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What are some of your favorite, real food, summertime drinks?

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