How to turn Lemons🍋 Into One of the Best, Natural, At-Home Cold Remedies!!😱😍 (BONUS POST)
When life gives you lemons, make warm lemonade to soothe the soul! Right? If I still have your attention, you're likely thinking one of two things:
What the heck is warm lemonade, it's supposed to be cold? 🙃
That sounds beautiful why didn't I think of that?
Either way, I'm going to give you the quick scoop behind where this bonus recipe came from. I'm from Ontario, Canada. Some days it gets to below -35 Celsius in the winter. You can imagine since that is the case, that people get sick sometimes. While I don't know if there is a direct correlation between cold and sickness, I know that in the cold, and whenever I'm sick- my mom used to make me and my brother HOT LEMONADE (translated from Bosnian "Vruca limunada"). The moment it hit your tongue it was an immediate sweet sensation that warmed your body (like tea does) but was so palatable and decongested your nasal cavity. Later on in life, I learned about nutrition and realized that there were better ways of making this for myself, as I am diabetic and the original recipe was very high in sugar, BUT it was always such a simple thing, that made me happy in the winter regardless of the condition of my body (sick or healthy).
Here are some of the associated benefits of consuming this warm lemonade beverage:
Lemons are high in Vitamin C, we all know this. If you don't know this- Now you know. When your body is deficient in Vitamin C, consuming more can help improve immune response in the body.
The original recipe was made with either Honey/ Sugar- both of these are glucose-based sugars. (especially when sick) glucose helps to provide your body with energy. If you're sick, you don't have the appetite to consume many foods and therefore you need help getting your calories in without aggravating your body into a nauseous state.
Glucose helps to bind water and bring it across membranes in your body making it more accessible to absorb more water, especially when you are dehydrated. Therefore being more efficient and rehydrating you faster than plain water.
It tastes good, making it more enjoyable to drink than plain water or tea, especially after you've been living off it for a long duration. Hot Lemonade always feels like a warm treat :)
Recipe Makes 4 Servings (250ml per serving)
1 cup sugar (whole Sugar)/ 3/4 cup Truvia (less sugar)/ 1 Teaspoon Stevia (no sugar)
1 Litre of water
2 Lemons, sliced
1-inch of ginger, peeled
In a medium pot, combine water with sweetener of choice and place on the stove to boil on high, stirring occasionally.
Once boiling, add lemon slices and ginger, reduce heat to simmer 2-3, continue stirring occasionally
Serve warm, and if desired, you can squeeze extra lemon juice in for each fresh mug! Enjoy! :)
Super short one today! As always I look forward to seeing you guys try this one out! Trying to pump out all my content as frequently as possible! I've been reminded recently that you never know who might be inspired by your work, or who might enjoy reading the blog. I used to obsess so much trying to make the greatest, most perfect blog piece. I would put hours and hours on end in, some of my most successful posts have a couple of hundred views which are AWESOME! That being said, I wasn't creating as frequently and I would lose my ideas along the way. I know most of you likely aren't reading anymore, but if you are, I look forward to creating more frequent content, posting what I WANT TO POST using my platform to share my ideas. In doing so, I hope you enjoy the content, regardless of the number of views, likes, or reads it gets. IF one person were to use one of my recipes and share it with me... it would be a win in my books and worth all the effort in posting. I hope you guys have a great day, whatever it is that you're doing today :)