Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Warm water with lemon, cinnamon and honey

For a while now, I've heard a lot about the miracles of 'honey lemon water' for various ailments. Actually honey alone is supposed to cure a lot of simple infections and sicknesses. I first warm up some water in a pot and then pour it in a large mug. Then I add a dash of cinnamon powder, a teaspoon of honey and the juice of half of a lemon. I usually add the lemon juice last, once the waters cooled down a bit, or I find it turns too bitter.
Trader Joe's Ground Cinnamon ($1.99) is absolutely amazing. Its a wonderful little multi-purpose item. I add it to oatmeal, sprinkle some on cut up bananas along with some peanut butter. When I get a sudden pimple, I make a paste with some cinnamon powder and water and apply it to the affected area. 

Okay. Raw Honey ($5.99). I have heard a lot about raw honey but never actually tried thinking it would be too hard and I would have to spend ages melting it and yada yada. However, I found this little tub at Trader Joe's and decided to give it a whirl. To my surprise, it has a very creamy semi-solid consistency, with few gritty bits running through it. I just love it. It tastes like honey and if upon adding to hot and warm liquids, it melts very easily. I have used this as a face mask, natural sweetener and what not...the uses and benefits are infinite. 
Lemon is amazing. The smell just wakes you up instantly. Try pinching the surface of a lemon and smell it, it really energizes you. Sometimes I'll boil a slice of lemon to fill the air with that lemony sent. Food wise, I usually like lemon with water of course and also with baked fish, baked chicken and in desserts. If organic, lemon rind is superb too. Not too sure about eating or using non-organic lemon rind. 

1 comment:

  1. Loved your post.
    I have been a lemon water loyalist ever since I was goaded by my mother into trying it as a teenager. At that point I was willing to try anything to put an end to the innumerable zits that started popping up on my face. This elixir has held me in good stead for years now.
    I too add a dash of Cinnamon powder to my drink :)