Super-Healthy Lemonade Recipe
With all the amazing food blogs out there, I don’t tend to post recipes unless they are something a little rare and super healthy. So rest assure this is one healthy thing to but in your body. Now I tend to think of lemons as a super food, in fact I even include in my own personal top 10 list off food or supplements to not go without. However I also consider this my secret ‘pregnancy craving crushing’ recipe.
I have a theory that pregnancy cravings are really just the bodies attempt to tell us they is some sort of nutrient it is lacking, in the time when it is trying to grow a whole other human. So that being said I often crave sweet, dairy or high protein items. The trick is to give the body what it needs before unhealthy cravings hit. Well with a little research I learned that lemons are very high in calcium. However it’s not the part of the lemon we are used to consuming!
Lemon peel is where all the magic happens. Lemon peel is high in calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. But hey don’t take my word for it consuming lemon peel is full of health benefits, pregnant or not, check this out for more info. So how does one get enough lemon peel to help beat a dairy craving? Whole lemon lemonade, WHA!!! I know it sounds crazy just stick with me.
This recipe is simple and only needs 3 ingredients. Also it doesn’t require half a dozen or more lemons, all you need it two!
Cut the ends off, and quarter 2 lemons.
In your blender add 6 cups of clean filtered water, and your quartered lemons, along with 3/4 to 1 cup of raw honey.
Blend that up, on purée mode if you have it. Then strain it through a fine strainer, but not something like cheese cloth that would strain everything out. This will be full of pulp, which it what you want that’s where the healthy stuff is!
Pour into a glass container and refrigerate and enjoy as you please.
Now this is of course something I enjoy and I believe it helps me a lot with the current pregnancy, however this is amazingly healthy and would benefit everyone. My kids also love it. Lemons as well as the peels along with honey are both great for the body, refreshing, energizing and cleansing. So I say make often and enjoy just as much♡♡♡
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