Warm lemon water is one of the best ways you can start your day. Back in high school I drank warm lemon water while I was getting ready in the morning, then after a while I got out of the habit. I jumped on and off the warm lemon water band wagon for many years.
This past winter I decided to add warm lemon water to my morning routine. Now I can’t imagine starting my day without it!
Plain lemon water is honestly a bit boring and tart. I love the combination of lemon and vanilla so I knew that a warm vanilla lemonade was the way to go.
I was a huge fan of coffee or black tea first thing in the morning but after “fasting” for the night my body is more refreshed when I drink lemon water first. To be sure I still have breakfast and coffee/tea later. I’d be crazy not to. 😉
My friend Mare of Just Making Noise (check out her new blog design, GORGEOUS) shared some of the benefits of drink lemon water in the mornings on Bulk Herb Store and well as her version of lemon “tea”. Since she explains it so well I’m going to leave those details to her for now and simply share my recipe with you! 🙂
Warm Vanilla Lemonade (Honey-Sweetened)
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 TBS lemon juice
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of unrefined salt
- Combine all the ingredients in a mug. Stir until the honey dissolves.