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

Ice cubes.

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.



Brooke Meredith

Brooke Meredith, is the passionate founder and Editor-In-Chief of A Conscious Collection Magazine. A glowing representation of wellness, and an advocate for healthy living. Brooke’s passion for health and wellbeing began following the discovery of her own intolerances and health ailments. Her house soon became a hub for recreating healthy versions of her favourite recipes, and soon her home was filled with an abundance of nourishing, nutritious whole foods. A certified Health Coach, Brooke’s passion lies with helping others become the best version of themselves and created A Conscious Collection to nurture, empower and inspire. As an Australian model, Brooke lives and breathes wellness, understanding the direct correlation between looking and feeling your best, which comes with a life in balance. When you can pry her away from working on all things ACC, you’ll find her fleeting around the globe on wellness escapes, enjoying three hour brunch dates with girlfriends and diving mouth first in to her famous healthified chocolate brownies.