To continue on the theme of lemon, we are going to drink lemon for this week – a honey lemon drink that is beneficial for the young and old in the family! It was quite a madness a few weeks ago as the entire family was down with flu. To help everyone cope with recovering, I made some honey lemon drink for that extra boost of vitamin C and to enjoy all the goodness of honey. I made a jug of concentrated honey lemon syrup and diluted it with warm water whenever we want to drink it.
- 200g raw honey
- 200ml hot water (less than 70degC)
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- Make a honey concentrate by dissolving the honey with hot water.
- Add the lemon juice to the honey concentrate.
You can chill the syrup concentrate in the fridge and add warm water to the mixture whenever you need a boost of Vitamin C.
Benefits of Honey Lemon Drink
Everyone recommends the honey lemon drink for general well being and to boost the immune system. So what exactly is good and beneficial about the combination of two nutrients-packed foods?
- Boosts immune system
- Balances pH levels
- Helps in digestion
This article has a impressive summary of the benefits of honey lemon from a scientific point of view.
It is also important to note that honey that you consume should be real honey that is made of up 100% pure and unprocessed. You wouldn’t want to be consuming sugar instead of honey. Honey is also not recommended for children under 1 due to risk of botulism.