Pear & Orange Rosemary Infused Beverage | (Refined Sugar-Free) (Child - Friendly)

Somehow most people seem to be happier this time of year! Whenever I go for a walk with Lia or just shopping for some goodies, I can't help but noticed that kind of happy 'almost-end-of-the-year' feeling in the air! J. said is just me but I'm still thinking is the magic of the upcoming holidays creating this sort of happy day atmosphere.

I guess this is because this time of year most of us start planning for holiday celebrations. As a few celebration approaches, thoughts like; what should I bring or what should I serve?... begin to appear, and we can bring the most confusing and funny thoughts while thinking about it. Do people would like some chocolate treats for dessert or they'd want to eat cake instead?...I better make both, just in case. It's funny how we sometimes think, no?! But whatever the case may be is much better to do so stress-free. Don't you think so too? Simple is also beautiful.There's No reason to stress during the holidays. Holidays are supposed to be about having a nice happy time with family and friends. And sharing something homemade and made with love, make everything special. 

This sweet beverage is just the case. I like making this pear and orange drink infused with fresh rosemary, is super delicious, kid-friendly and refined sugar-free, and yes, is very easy to prepare too. I use creamed honey as a sweetener for this beverage but if you want to make it vegan, just use coconut sugar or agave instead. 


2 Medium-large Pears, cleaned and cut into chunks ( I used Bosc Pears)
1 1/2 C. Fresh Orange Juice
2 1/2 Filtered Water
2 Tbsp. Fresh Rosemary (or 1 Tbsp. if you're using dry rosemary)
3-4 Tbsp. Creamed Honey or to taste 
Ice cubes to serve

> In a saucepan, add the 2 1/2 C. water + the creamed honey + the rosemary leaves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.Then turn off, stir, cover and let stand for about 20-25 minutes. 

> When ready, strain out the rosemary leaves and let cool the infused water completely. 

> In a blender add pears + infused water + fresh orange juice + the 2 1/2 cups of filtered water. Blend everything becomes liquid. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with rosemary leaves.