Lemons are high in vitamin C, are a robust antibacterial, antiviral and they help boost the immune system.
On top, lemons are typically used to cleanse the liver and assist with weight loss by stimulating the digestive system.
I suppose I should write a whole article on the health benefits of lemon.
There really is more to talk about. Here’s the lowdown:
- A liver detox
- Healthier skin
- Assists in weight loss
- Stimulates elimination
- Boosts immune system
Onward & Upward
This is a very refreshing and less-sweet lemonade recipe. Of course, if you like your lemonade sweeter, then add more of your favorite type of nectar.
Now, you’re not going to believe how easy and simple homemade lemonade is to make! And more, fresh lemonade taste so much better than the store bought, including the organic types.
- ½ cup sweetener; honey, agave nectar or coconut sugar (more or less to taste)
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup freshly squeezed organic lemons (6-8 lemons)
- 7 cups filtered water
- Fresh fruit (optional)
- Mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
- In a small saucepan, add sweetener and 1 cup filtered water. Bring to a boil, stir often. Remove from heat when sweetener is dissolved. Cool
- Juice lemons and add to large pitcher
- Stir in sweetener mixture.
- Add remaining 7 cups of water
- Add fresh organic fruit if desired
- Place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours
- Add mint garnish and serve cold with ice cubes (optional)
- You can also add fruit for a delightful treat. Or substitute organic fruit juice for part of the water. Try raspberries, strawberries, mango, peach or cherry.
- Add 8 ounces plain kombucha for an even healthier elixir
- For vegans; omit honey and use agave nectar or coconut sugar