Spring has sprung, and whilst we are yet to see its true colours, it’s time to wean out the comfort foods and lighten up our diets, wardrobes and the ever-growing electricity bill. Thanks heaters, you served your purpose this long, cold winter.
Lemon, the ultimate detoxifier, vitamin C booster and antibacterial hero is one of my favourite citrus fruits. While you wont see me chomping into this particular sour gem, you will see me add it to my daily routine, multiple times over. Besides adding lemon to my water upon rising, I like to make this simple lemonade to drink throughout the day. It’s fresh, delicious and thurst quenching. Next time you are looking to spruce up your BBQ or dinner, follow this recipe and reap the benefits of the glorious lemon.
5 health benefits of lemons
Lemons balance PH levels in the body.
Drinking lemon water helps flush out toxins and metals in the body.
Lemons are full of Vitamin C and Pectin Fibre – Important for colon health.
The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells.
Lemons prevent the growth of bacteria that cause disease and infections
Serves 4, double the recipe for a larger quantity.
200ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 cups of water
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
4 tsp granulated stevia
1/2 tsp finely grated ginger
Extra lemons to garnish
Mix the lemon juice, water, mint leaves and grated ginger in a tall jug.
Melt the stevia into syrup by adding 1 – 2tbs boiling water in a mug, stir until dissolved then add to the jug.