Adding lemon to your diet has been proven to be very beneficial to the body. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system and fight colds and flu. It also contains citric acid which is effective in dissolving potential gallstones and kidney stones. Aside from that, it has anti-cancer properties that effectively helps to stop cancer cell development and also helps in slowing down tumor growth.
There are so many nutritional benefits that lemon can provide that it’s no wonder people are incorporating it into their daily diet. From drinking honey, lemon, and garlic potions, to making warm lemon tea with apple cider vinegar, it’s no surprise so many lemon filled concoctions are popping up these days. If you’re curious and want to learn more about lemon dishes, feel free to click here for details. Furthermore, this article will show you 3 healthy lemon recipes that are easy to make and are perfect to try out this coming year. Here we go:
- Healthy Lemon Smoothie
Healthy smoothies have become mainstream thanks to the emergence of superfoods! Lemon smoothies are so easy to do and make for great refreshments. All you need is lemon, honey, and low fat French Vanilla yoghurt. A spoonful of honey gives it sweetness that would tame the acidity of lemon. Honey is also a known energy booster so this blend is perfect to take in the morning. A scoop of yoghurt gives you your dose of probiotics for the day, and adds a nice creamy base your smoothie. Blend them all together with water and ice, and you’ve got yourself a little sunshine in a bottle. For more flavor and added health benefits, you can also throw in some fresh ginger and turmeric!
- Vegan lemon ice cream
Tired of the usual homemade ice cream recipes? Then you’ll love this zesty new flavor lemon brings! And if you’re vegan, you’ll love this even more because this dessert treat is made with all-natural ingredients that are both Paleo and Vegan. So, to make this ice cream, you’ll need coconut cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, pitted dates, maple syrup, stevia (optional), and some boiling water.
The process involves chilling the coconut cream the night before. The next day, combine dates and water using a food processor. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes then pulse it a bit more to create a light and creamy mixture. Now, beat the coconut cream until it reaches a whipped cream consistency. Then you can go and stir in the dates mixture, lemon zest, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Get a taste and add more syrup or stevia as needed. And that’s it, just pop the mixture into the freezer and wait for it to harden before scooping it out for dessert.
- Whole lemon ice-cubes
This immune-boosting ice cubes have got to be the healthiest ice cubes you’ll ever make. And it’s as simple as it sounds. Lemons and water are literally all you need in this recipe. To make these super healthy ice cubes, just blend in some whole lemons, add water, pour into ice cube trays and freeze overnight! If you want less bitterness, you’re free to ditch the lemon peels. Use them for your drinking water, or in smoothies, the choice is yours.