Ice cold natural juices and drinks are perfect for summer. Spruce sprouts (spruce tips) are super tasty and easy ingredients to use in drinks. Spruce sprouts have a lemon-like flavour and they are packed with vitamin C and other good stuff. Sprouts are also fast to pick, it takes only few minutes to pick few handfuls of these. Note that you need a landowners permission to pick these.
7 dl of fresh spruce sprouts (or frozen)
3 l of water
1 large organic orange or lemon, flesh and peel
1 dl of xylitol
Heat the water and boil the spruce sprouts in boiling water for 20 minutes. Take off from the stove and add xylitol while stirring well. Add the orange's/lemon's flesh and its peel. Stir well. Let it sit at least 12h in the refrigerator for 12h. Then sift the lovely green liquid to a clean glass bottle. Serve ice cold with few spruce sprouts.