I drink a lot of tea but as winter turns to spring I like to branch out a bit and have something cold that is equally satisfying and nutritious. While I try and drink water as much as possible, sometimes I just don’t fancy it and the only low cal options are cold tea (meh), squash – which isn’t that healthy or Pepsi Max which recently I have gone off because it’s just too sweet and chemically and which also basically rots you from the inside.
I’m a fan of fruit juice in water but I never drink it enough to warrant buying a whole bottle and it still does have a small amount of calories and sugar. I’ve been looking for something good for me that’s tastier than water and I’ve settled on this super yummy and super easy recipe for a detox lemonade.
I could eat lemons like I eat apples and oranges, I crave the refreshing sour taste all the time so this drink is perfect for me. If you’re not a super sour lemon juice fan you can always add a bit of sweetener or honey or something to take the edge off a bit.
What I love about this lemonade is it takes 2 minutes to make and you can store these ingredients in the back of the cupboard, as long as you have a lemon or some lemon juice you’re good to go.
The two main ingredients of this lemonade, lemons and ginger, both have amazing properties that are really good for you.
- Aids digestion
- Kick-starts metabolism
- Detoxifies the body
- Rejuvenates skin
- Helps with weight loss
- Good source of vitamin C
- Helps lift your mood
- Soothes nausea
- Reduces muscle pain
- Lowers blood sugar
- Aids digestion
- Soothes menstrual pain
- Lowers cholesterol
- Improves brain function
Recipe: Detox ginger lemonade – makes one large glass
- The juice of half a lemon
- 1 inch of fresh ginger, sliced
- Fresh water
- Sweetener or honey, to taste
Boil the kettle and chop your ginger.
Pour a small amount of hot water into the bottom of your cup. Add the juice of half a lemon and the ginger. If you are adding honey, add this now and mix until it dissolves.
Fill the rest of the cup up with cold water. Ice is optional!
Have a glass of this a day and let me know if you notice the difference in how you feel! x