This healthy lemonade recipe with honey and whole lemons. This whole lemon recipe is absolutely wonderful, packed with nutrients and flavor. Did I mention it uses just a fraction of the number of lemons from more traditional recipes?
Call me overly dramatic if you will, but I tend to think of lemons as a superfood. Put a little cape on them, they are superheroes in my book.
I have 2 lemon trees that will take years before fruit shows up but I’m committed! Now that I made it clear how much I love lemons, let me introduce you to my personal craving-crushing (during the pregnant years) otherwise killer-healthy whole lemon lemonade recipe with honey.
I have a theory that pregnancy cravings are really just the body’s attempt to tell us they is some sort of nutrient it is lacking. It was during one of these many pregnancy times that I stumbled across using whole fruit in lemonade.
whole lemon lemonade benefits
Lemon peel is where all the magic happens. The peels are very high in calcium, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and folate. Folate is the natural form of the synthetic counterpart we are used to hearing about called folic acid. However folic acid (the synthetic nutrient) is harder for the body to actually use than the real nature-made folate.
However, the peel is never the part we are actually consuming, we have been throwing away all the good stuff all these years!
This recipe is such a hit with the whole family it has become our favorite drink of choice in our big fancy Friday night meals
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Blending whole lemons for lemonade
So how does one get enough lemon peel to help beat dairy cravings, say late-night ice cream? Whole-lemon lemonade, WHA!!! Yes throw the whole lemon in the blender,
This recipe is simple and only needs 3 ingredients. Also, it doesn’t require half a dozen or more lemons, all you need is 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 cheesecloth that would strain everything out. This will be full of pulp, which is what you want that’s where the healthy stuff is!
Pour into a glass container and refrigerate and enjoy as you please. A batch around my house lasts all of five minutes.
Best lemonade recipe with honey
Do you love lemonade but hate all that refined sugar? Here is the very best lemonade recipe that uses whole lemons and honey. This recipe needs fewer lemons than a traditional recipe yet is nutrient and flavor-packed.
- 2 organic lemons
- 3/4-1 C. raw honey
- 6 C. water
cut ends off lemons and discard, then quarter lemons.
Blend water, lemons, and honey on puree setting.
strain through a fine mesh strainer.
bottle, store and enjoy chilled or over ice.
In this recipe, lemon peel is where all the magic happens. The peels are very high in calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber and folate. Folate is the natural form of the synthetic counterpart we are used to hearing about called folic acid. However folic acid (the synthetic nutrient) is harder for the body to actually use than the real nature made folate.
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Beth is a mother of 6 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.