Spruce-Xylitol Drink


METTÄ spruce drink

 

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. 

METTÄ spruce tips drink

Spruce-Xylitol Drink

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.
METTÄ spruce tips drink