This strawberry lemon fizz has a secret herbal ingredient: Rhodiola extract! It’s the perfect way to stay cool in the summer and enjoy the benefits of adaptogens at the same time. It’s also very simple to make.
Rhodiola extract is available in the herbal supplements department of natural grocery stores. You can also order it online. Look for a company that’s dedicated to herbs so that you know the quality is good. It’s also important to buy from a company that is dedicated to sustainability.
Recipe for strawberry lemon fizz with Rhodiola extract
Everything you need for this recipe (other than the Rhodiola extract) should be available at your local grocery store. You’ll need plain seltzer water, lemon juice, and freeze-dried strawberries. I found the freeze-dried strawberries on the aisle with trail mix and other snacks.
- 12 oz plain seltzer water
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp Rhodiola extract
- 6-8 dried strawberry pieces
- optional: sweetener of choice
- ice as desired
How to make it
- Place the strawberry pieces, lemon juice, and Rhodiola extract into a drinking glass.
- Combine the seltzer with the other ingredients. Allow the strawberry pieces to soften for ten minutes.
- If desired, add your sweetener of choice. Stir gently to combine.
- Add ice and enjoy!
If you prefer, you can strain the strawberries out. I did because it looks prettier for the photos, but the strawberry pieces are fun to eat after you finish your drink.
Other recipes with adaptogens
I love drink recipes as a way to enjoy the benefits of adaptogens. Rhodiola also makes a nice latte. Here’s my recipe for a Rhodiola and Rooibos Latte over at Mother Earth Living. It’s from my herbal recipe book, The Complete Guide to Adaptogens.
You might also enjoy these yummy tulsi recipes! Read my article Tulsi Recipes for Inspired Self Care to find links to Lavender Tulsi Sparkling Water, Tulsi Tumeric Golden Milk, and more.
A freelance writer and herbalist since 2011, Agatha is dedicated to creating an online reader and listener supported platform supporting her work as an herbalist. Her focus in herbalism includes sustainable agriculture, community wellness and accessibility, and botanical conservation.
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