>> 2 cups packed stinging nettles
>> 5 cups water
>> 1 lemon, squeezed
>> maple syrup
>> turmeric for colouring if desired
Place the water in a pot and bring to a boil; then reduce to a simmer. Add in the stinging nettles and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove from stove and let sit 30 minutes then remove the leaf matter. (Re-use this in a stew, casserole or soup.)
Once cooled, add in the juice of one lemon and add turmeric for colouring. Add in as much maple syrup or honey as desired for sweetening. If you choose not to use turmeric for colouring, this drink will not look too appealing even though it tastes good. Let sit in the fridge until cold then enjoy.
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