How and Why You Should Eat Whole Frozen Lemons
Lemons are so beneficial to our health! Have you ever enjoyed a homemade cup of lemonade from fresh squeezed lemons? It is delicious! Fresh squeezed lemon juice is something I consume daily. I encourage many of my clients to consume it too. It is a natural detoxifier and alkalizing source for our bodies.
But what if I told you that the peeling was even more beneficial for your health?
The lemon peel has 10 times more vitamins than the juice! It contains essential oils that work at the cellular level to help fight infections and cleanse our bodies. Lemon peels contain antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial fighting properties.
The lemon peel contains flavonoids, pectin and Vitamin C that helps promote healthy immune function in the body. It has been also studied to have an effect more powerful than chemotherapy on certain cancers cells and are on the anti-cancer food shopping list.
There are so many benefits to lemons, so I want to share an easy way to consume the whole lemon, including the peeling! Freezing the lemons is the best way to eat both the juice, fiber and peeling of a whole lemon. You can eat them whole, make lemonade with them or grate them to sprinkle over yogurt, salads, soups or juices.
Enjoy 2 recipes below to help you consume more lemons!
- 4-6 Whole Organic Lemons
- 1 Mason Jar Can use freezer bags or silicone molds if desired
Cut each lemon into small 1 inch bites.
Place all bites into mason jar and freeze.
Consume 1-4 daily or use by grating the whole piece over a salad, yogurt, soups or juice.
Fresh Whole Lemonade
- 1 Cup Bites of Frozen lemons
- 2 Cups Spring Water
- 1 TB Raw Honey Can use stevia in place of honey if preferred
Place water and frozen lemons in a Blendtec or Vitamix Blender. Blend on pulse until fully liquified.
Place honey in lemonade mixture and blend until dissolved.
Pour over ice and enjoy!