For reasons that remain unclear, mythical creatures are all the rage right now. Maybe it all started with the rainbow makeup looks of the unicorn craze. Or perhaps it was the resurgence of Lisa Frank products that set us into a frenzy. Whatever it was, the trend has now spilled over to food and drinks, fueling the Instagram success of Starbuck’s Unicorn Frappuccino, along with its off-menu mermaid, narwhal, and dragon spin-offs.
But the coffee chain isn’t the only one whipping up delicious drinks. People are now making magical-looking sips right at home — and it’s about time you do, too. Introducing: Mermaid Lemonade. It’s a recipe from The Glowing Fridge, and the colorful concoction tastes just as delicious as it looks. Plus, it’s got a health booster hiding inside. That Caribbean-blue shade comes from spirulina powder, an algae filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. (It can even help tame allergies thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.) There’s also coconut vinegar, which has similar health benefits to apple cider vinegar. (PS: See what happened to one woman who tried an apple cider vinegar cleanse.)
So if you’re ready to infuse a little magic into your life, try this lemonade recipe. Just don’t be surprised if it becomes your go-to summer sip.
- 3 cups filtered water
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon coconut vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
- 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup, optional (or agave nectar)
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon spirulina powder
- Handful of ice cubes