Lemons are life.
The more lemon juice, the better.
Something about their freshness. Their energizing scent. Their tartness and sour bite.
You can find me fantasizing about fields of lemon trees (and basically every kind of fruit tree imaginable) in my sunny backyard oasis, along with a luscious garden overlooking the ocean. YES. Now that would be a dream!
While grocery shopping, I don’t buy just one or two lemons, I buy the whole bag. I use them everyday, like crazy.
Lemons in every morning drink, like this sunshiny lemonade. Lemons in every salad dressing like this this one. Lemons in every Glow Bowl like this one. Lemons in my DIY face masks. Even in this clarifying lemon shampoo that I’m obsessed with.
So while you sip this luscious lemony elixir, take a trip down memory lane and think back to your favorite times as a kid selling lemonade on the street for 35 cents or that time you withstood the cruelty that is lemon warheads. Thinking about warheads makes my mouth water immediately. My brother and I would have competitions about who could eat more warheads in one sitting. This was wayyy before the iPhone. LOL.
Anyways, this vibrant Turmeric Glow Lemonade came to life last week, when I was bored of plain water. Sometimes we get bored of it, ya know?
Drinking pop is out of the question. Same with vitamin water, gatorade, snapple etc. NO THANK YOU. I’m also on the fence about apple cider vinegar lately and chose not to include it in this recipe because it tastes SOOOO much better without it. (I’m leaning toward shots of apple cider vinegar rather than adding it to my morning lemon water. It’s quick and painless. Sure I still use it in salad dressings, but I need a break from the super harsh taste).
So, this “healthy lemonade” idea came to be and I’m HOOKED.
Mostly because it’s so lemony and a little bit spicy with a touch of sweetness. Refreshing and thirst-quenching like no other. You can mix this up in 30 seconds. Drink it anytime of day, when your body is thirsty for a refreshing drink that’s a step up from water.
Turmeric Glow Lemonade is a game-changer.
- Promotes that healthy glow from within (look at that color!)
- Soothing + immune-boosting properties
- Pain relief + herbal healing
- Contains cancer-fighting curcumin (anti inflammatory)
Here’s what you will need:
Step 1: Squeeze your fresh lemon juice.
Step 2: Sprinkle in your spices. Turmeric + Cayenne.
Step 3: Pour in some sweet maple syrup and lemon essential oil.
Step 4: Pour in filtered water.
Step 5: Stir & Sip!
Refreshing, energizing, thirst-quenching and absolutely perfect for the warmer spring and summer months! Especially with a few ice cubes thrown in. YUM!
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- tiny dash of black pepper (needed in order to absorb the turmeric!)
- 2 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or agave nectar)
- 3 cups filtered water
- handful of ice
- Add all ingredients to a large mason jar and stir, until well combined.