Lemonade


Prep Time

10 minutes

Prep Notes

Alkalize, alkalize and refresh!

Cooking Time

0 minutes

Yields

2 people

Ingredients

4 - 5 cups spring water

2 organic lemons, pith intact

1 green apple, peeled

1 inch fresh turmeric root, or use powder

Directions

Pour water into large glass pitcher.

Juice lemon, apple & tumeric root.

Add to water & stir.

Adjust to taste.

Add stevia or raw agave if extra sweetness is desired.

Chill and serve or pour into mason jars to go.

Notes

I love this one!

So refreshing and a great intro to inspire others to make a better choice by losing the sugar, the food dyes and colorings and to add in the healing power of lemon and tumeric.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMON:

Bowel-Cleansing: The bitter taste of lemon gives these fruit the ability to increase peristalsis–a pumping-motion in the bowels–which helps to eliminate waste from the bowels and improve regularity. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning.  

Cancer: Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including limonene—a naturally-occurring oil that slows or halts the growth of cancer tumors in animals. Lemons also contain a substance called flavonol glycosides which stop cell division in cancer cells.  

Colds and Flu: Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work in conjunction for a serious punch against infection.   Liver: Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.  

Nutrition: Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.  

Balances Body Chemistry: While lemons are acidic they interact with the body’s metabolism to have an alkalizing effect on the bodily fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.  

Allergies: Lemons contain the phytonutrient hesperetin which has been shown in studies to alleviate allergic symptoms.  

Brain and Nervous System Disorders: Containing the potent phytonutrient tangeretin in the peel, lemons have been proven to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.  

Eye Disorders: Rutin, found in lemons, has been shown in research to improve the symptoms of eye disorders, including diabetic retinopathy.  

Anti-Viral: In addition to being effective against cold and flu viruses, terpene limonoids found in lemons have proven anti-viral effects on other types of viruses.  

Diabetes: In addition to improving eye problems linked with diabetes, lemons contain hesperetin which lowers blood sugar levels (when they are high).  

Gall and Kidney Stones: The citric acid found in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.    

Anti-Aging: The vitamin C found in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease.

A little lemon goes a long way!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TUMERIC:

The tiny root, tumeric has long been known as the most potent herb and plant because it is loaded with antioxidants which help protect the body from free radical damage.

Dr. Oz spoke about this powerful spice:

"Recently, turmeric has gained the recognition of the scientific community for its potential for lowering cholesterol, reducing blood sugar in diabetics, relieving arthritis, supporting liver function, improving digestion, reducing menstrual cramps, reducing inflammation in the colon, wound healing, fighting cancer and preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Its broad medicinal uses are due to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antioxidant qualities.

Most people add this spice into their cooking, but typically when you cook it, you’re going to damage those antioxidants. Ideally, you’ll want to have it raw or uncooked and the best way to do that is to make a healthy-tasting turmeric juice like the lemonade recipe here!

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Inspired by Dr. Amy Rachelle, Pure Raw Food