Skinny Mixes Blueberry Lavender Syrup is available to order online, with packages shipped directly to you–meaning you’ll have a beautifully healthy lavender syrup in your kitchen in no time!
This sugar-free alternative to standard lavender simple syrup is packed with flavor and zest–minus the calories and carbs–with natural sweeteners to replace the conventional sugar.
If you’re looking for a lavender syrup for tea that won’t affect your sleep, increase your calorie intake, or interfere with glucose levels, our skinny syrup is a fantastic option.
The Benefits of Swapping to Sugar-Free Lavender Syrup
Sugar might taste wonderful, but too much of it can be damaging to your health, with excessive sugar intake linked to heart conditions, poor dental health, and myriad other negative outcomes. Our sugar-free Blueberry Lavender Syrup is entirely free of sugar and has zero calories–which means you can enjoy as many cups of soothing lavender tea or elegant lavender mocktails as you wish.
A tablespoon of regular corn syrup has around sixty calories, and a simple syrup about fifty-two, which quickly stacks up, particularly if you prefer sweeter drinks as your daily go-to. Those with diabetes also need to steer clear of the sugar in these syrups because an imbalance can interfere with medication and have potentially serious side effects, making sugar-free syrup an easy choice.
Lavender syrup works in multiple recipes and can be used to:
- Add depth and a twist of intense flavor to teas, coffees, shakes, and smoothies
- Bring an interesting new essence to low-calorie cookies, overnight oats, and pancakes
- Create exciting cocktails or mocktails, working particularly well with citrus flavors such as lime, orange, and grapefruit
Perhaps best of all, our blueberry and lavender flavors complement each other without having too strong a taste that can become soapy–a common problem with syrups flavored only with lavender!
Why Does Lavender Syrup Taste Bitter?
Homemade lavender simple syrup is a relatively straightforward recipe but is one that is also very easy to get wrong, as it needs a precise balance of flavors. Adding lavender, water, and sugar together at the start means the flowers overboil and become bitter and acidic.
Another issue is using too much fresh lavender, creating that heavy soapy taste. While you can use all of the plant for extra aroma, the ratio of ingredients is particularly important. Lavender simple syrup is made with water, sugar, and dried or fresh lavender but should be consumed sparingly.
Alternatively, you can pick up a bottle of our delicious Blueberry Lavender Syrup, which will stay fresh and provide a perfect depth of flavor and aroma without the excessive calories.
Is Lavender Syrup Good for You?
Yes–a sugar-free lavender syrup can be beneficial. Lavender is a popular aromatherapy herb, with the oil extracted to use in a variety of bath products, sleep remedies, and foods.
The scent of lavender is known to help relieve anxiety and stress, calming your mind and giving you a feeling of relaxation. Adding an element of lavender to your diet, either in a warming mug of tea or coffee or in desserts and bakes, can provide a welcome relief after a busy day and help you wind down from the inside out.
What Does Lavender Syrup Taste Like?
Lavender is a complex, light, and floral flavor made from lavender plants. It has a slightly peppery taste that can become savory or sweet, depending on the concentration and the ingredients it is combined with. The aromatic scent is herby and pairs nicely with tangier tastes, like citrus.
Why combine blueberry with lavender? We carefully selected these opposing flavors to create a mouthwatering skinny syrup with just the right amount of sweetness and zing. Blueberries are an excellent companion for floral lavender, and both natural ingredients are often used for pie filling, smoothies, sorbets, and desserts!
Blueberries are super sweet and can become overwhelming if used in too high a quantity, but they provide the perfect contrast to the stronger floral notes of lavender. That’s why Skinny Mixes’ Blueberry Lavender Syrup is such a hit!