Inspired by a recipe in The Complete Vitamin Cook Book, published in 1943, this is a delicious drink that can be served hot or cold. The soaked flaxseeds thicken the lemonade slightly, and then are strained out and discarded for easier digestibility.
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds
- 1 cup sugar
- Zest and juice of 3 large lemons
- 1 lemon thinly sliced, for serving
- Place the flax seeds in a saucepan and add 4 cups of water. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes. Add the sugar and lemon zest and let simmer until the sugar has dissolved, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.
- Strain the mixture, discarding the seeds and zest. Serve hot in a mug, at room temperature, or over ice, each serving garnished with a lemon slice.