Totally 5 stars!!! I love to combine this with Oil Pulling for wonderful skin. I also like to add freshly grated ginger for tummy aches or two garlic chunks for colds. (I take the garlic out after 4 minutes) This tastes very good and definitely has benefits for the look of the skin over time as it cleans the liver. Like other reviewers I feel a need to stress the importance of using a good quality local organic honey, ie not from the regular grocers! The best honey is local to wherever we live because it helps with allergies and organic without additives. I do add more honey per preference and leave about 10 minutes with a small plate over top to keep hot and I find it has more lemon flavour which we like. I was originally debating 4 stars because I had a regular non-local honey to use. I find it doesn't taste as good as the local organic ones and more than once I felt it gives me a slight allergic reaction (non-local honey that is). Also the quality of water used is important as well. City treated water with tons of chemicals and hormones is a NO-NO for your health. I had used distilled water and would have preferred spring water. Since then I only use spring water. I never use a 1 inch slice of lemon as that is too thick. I tried it that way and it wasn't as good plus it wastes the lemon. I use about 1/4 inch slice. Oh and don't forget to wash the lemon before cutting it. A definite make over and over drink. Made for Comfort Cafe - Snow Queens Round 01/10.
When its hot outside I make this drink and then ice it down. It's great both hot or chilled!! I feel better when I drink this twice a day and I think it helps me to get less breakouts. Yummy, too!!
Yum, yum! Had this first thing in the morning, and I feel cleansed already! Love the fact that it tastes good while being good for you! I'll let you know in a week if this thing works... :) Update: (a week later) It works like a charm! It MIGHT be my imagination, but I have been feeling incredibly "glowey" lately :) :) Thanks KM!
Note: It's best to use raw honey. Honey in its most natural state. Be weary of those with artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup.
I didn't choose this recipe for 'glowing skin' as originally intended, but because it sounded soothing for a cold that I'd been fighting for the last two weeks! What a difference it made for my general sense of well being, as well as helping to balance my skin. I'm 37 and have been dealing with acne for a few years now. This did wonders for clearning my skin. Thank you!!
WOW!! Had a basket full of lemons fresh off our tree - it's 30 degrees outside, and when I searched for lemon recipes I found this one. Just finished my third cup - tried it with and without the cayenne. It's good without, but I love it with a couple of dashes of cayenne. Thanks to KitchenManiac for a winner!!
This is great to have on the way to work...Really does make me feel better! Thanks for posting!
My daughter and I have both been using this. It seems to work when we remember to use it regularly. We use local honey and try to get organic lemons when we can. Our water is not filtered. Tastes good, too.
Honey cannot handle water above 65c, or else it becomes a laxitive...how do you do it?
A great and very healthy way to start the day. Lemon is such a wonderful natural detoxify. Thanks so much for the post.