As summer seems to be fading away I am finding myself enjoying this raw lemonade on a daily basis hoping to keep summer here longer. This is a healthy way to mix-up your beverages, especially for weaning kiddos off soda and adults who prefer non-alcoholic beverages but still want a little something special at social gatherings.
I introduced this raw lemonade to friends who wanted to remove soda from their child’s diet. It worked like a charm because the child still received a special sweet drink she loved and it was secretly supporting her health. This was a win-win for parents and daughter!
Lemons boast antibacterial, antiviral, immune-boosting and weight-loss benefits
Lemons support our health because they are rich in citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin and limonene. These nutrients are known to boost our immunity and fight infections. (1)
Lemons are also a great weight loss tool because the nutrients contained within support digestion and cleanse the liver. (1)
- 2 cups cold, filtered water
- 2 heaping Tablespoons of raw agave nectar (or raw, local honey)
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- 2 lemons, peeled
- 1 handful ice
- Blend all ingredients, except ice, in a high-power blender until smooth.
- Add ice and blend again until smooth.
- Serve over ice.
Recipe Inspiration: www.existentialevolution.com
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