If you’ve begun to wonder if I only post about food now, fear not! I’ve just been stricken with some sort of something. I’m unfocused, unmotivated, and lack general interest in just about anything! I’m calling it Spring-fluenza, and I’m giving it a week to clear up before I take additional measures. I described it to Matt as “I’m not unhappy, I’m just not sparkly about anything”.
In an effort to increase not just sparkly feelings, but also my overall health, Matt has been making me a drink of lemon and honey water every single morning. There has been some buzz about lemon honey water recently, and proponents affirm that drinking warm water with honey and lemon is said to aid digestive health, curb cravings, improve hydration, and boost your energy. Sounds good, right?
I’ve been on the lemon honey water regime for almost a month, and while I can’t say I’ve noticed a distinct effect, I have started to really enjoy my morning beverage. Stay tuned for further insights!
So, for this week’s Chow on the Cheap I’m sharing our recipe for lemon and honey water. It comes in at $0.50 per serving.
Lemon & Honey Water
- 8-10 ounces warm water $0.00*
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon $0.25
- 1-2 tablespoons raw honey $0.25 per tablespoon
A note about honey: I’m not an expert in all things honey, but it’s my understanding that all honey is not created equal. I’ve been advised that maximum benefits come from raw honey, therefore we use Nature Nate’s Raw and Unfiltered Honey. It’s available at our local Costco (score!)
*We do pay for our water consumption on a quarterly basis, but I really have no idea how to calculate the cost of 8-10 ounces of water.
- Pour water into mug.
- Stir in lemon juice and honey.
- Wait until preferred temperature and enjoy!
Do you drink lemon and honey water? What about honey and lemon water? Anyone else have a case of Spring-fluenza?