Lemon: Rich in vitamins A, B complex and C, and minerals Calcium, Copper, and Potassium; essential in electrolyte balance, detoxification (1).Raw Honey: Antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory (2).
This is the kind of drink that requires no recipe and three ingredients — and that’s counting water. Both lemon and honey have been used in traditional medicine for generations — Ayurvedic and Chinese practitioners love them; today, science backs up those same ingredients with proof on a cellular level.
What do I do? Boil water, juice lemon, stir in honey. Done.
Consider this a formula, not a recipe. Want it sweeter? Add more honey. Want it with a little tang? Go with a whole lemon. The point is to find a balance (and some comfort while you veg out on the common room couch).
Yes, raw honey costs a little more, but it’s also unheated and unprocessed. Keeping it from high temperatures preserves its nutritional benefits, so if you can spare the extra change.
- 1 spoonful raw honey
- 1/2-1 lemon
- 8-12 oz hot water
- Fill a mug with a 1/4 inch water
- Add honey and stir until completely dissolved
- Add the juice of a half to whole lemon