How To Make Red Clover Lemonade

Looking for a healthy way to beat the heat this summer? Try this red clover lemonade for a relaxing, cool drink, and fight cancer while you're at it!

Summer and lemonade go hand in hand. It’s just the way it is. And with the scorching temperatures and humidity here in the Midwest, a glass of cold lemonade is perfect at any time of any day.

Steeping herbs into your homemade lemonade is one great way to enjoy the benefits of herbs. Red Clover is an awesome herb of choice for such an occasion.

Red Clover is an herb that can be drank freely, and is full of amazing nutrition!  It is a great blood purifier and cancer fighter. Drinking an infusion daily has been said to treat infertility. 

Looking for a healthy way to beat the heat this summer? Try this red clover lemonade for a relaxing, cool drink, and fight cancer while you're at it!

Red Clover is high in:

  • Magnesium
  • Chromium
  • Calcium
  • Niacin
  • Potassium
  • Thiamine
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin C

We have a pretty good patch of red clover that grows in our garden area.  It grows all summer long, and is far too valuable of an herb to let go to waste. Try foraging for this amazing herb, or grow it yourself!

One delicious, refreshing way to consume red clover is by making this red clover, no sugar lemonade!  I found this recipe and adapted it from New Life On A Homestead.

Red Clover Lemonade


  • 3 cups fresh red clover blooms  or 1 1/2 cups dried red clover blossoms
  • 4 cups water 
  • 1 cup lemon juice 
  • 8 tbsp. raw honey 


  1. Boil the blooms in the water for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain.
  3. Add the lemon juice and honey to the hot liquid.  
  4. Stir until the honey is well mixed.  
  5. Chill.

If you don’t have red clover blooming near you, you can purchase dried red clover here. 

Looking for a healthy way to beat the heat this summer? Try this red clover lemonade for a relaxing, cool drink, and fight cancer while you're at it!

Red Clover Lemonade
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  1. 3 Cups Fresh Red Clover Blossoms or 1 1/2 Dried Blossoms
  2. 4 Cups Water
  3. 1 Cup Lemon Juice
  4. 8 Tablespoons Raw Honey
  1. Boil the blooms in the water for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain.
  3. Add the lemon juice and honey to the hot liquid.
  4. Stir until the honey is well mixed.
  5. Chill.
Adapted from New Life On A Homestead
Jill's Home Remedies
Note: Avoid using red clover if pregnant or on blood thinning medication.

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This post was originally published August 30, 2013. 

DIY Herbal Play Dough for Phonics


Teaching kids to read is so much fun, isn’t it? I’m currently teaching my fourth daughter to read, and it’s definitely time well invested. It’s so fulfilling for me to watch my older girls avidly read good books and opening up whole new worlds of learning and adventure, knowing I played a large part in helping them to be good readers. I enjoy watching my youngest on the same path to enjoying good books. I always look for ways that I can make school interesting and even fun when I can. Teaching phonics gives way to creative opportunities for fun, and herbal play dough is one way to do just that!

You can use your herbal play dough in several ways to teach phonics. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Use cookie cutters to cut out letters. Go over the names and the sounds of the letters. If your child gets a letter right, allow her to smash the letter into a ball. If she misses one, set that letter aside to practice again. Keep going until all of the letters have been smashed! (If you have a very young child or if your child has a short attention span, just cut out a few letters to use at each sitting. It may be too overwhelming and discouraging to do all 26 letters at once time!)
  • Use the same cookie cutters to cut out letters to make short words. (Again, you may want to just use a few letters at a time instead of using all 26 letters.) You could, for example, cut out the letters h and t. Then cut out the vowels. Using these two consonants and the vowels, you can practice words like hathithot, and hut. You could even practice nonsense words like het just for fun and to reinforce the short vowel sound between two consonants.

Click HERE where I’m sharing the recipe at Hip Homeschool Moms!

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