As the summer months heat up, life moves outdoors and simplicity becomes the spice of life. Lemons add a delicious zest to just about any meal but there are so many more reasons to use this citrus fruit.
Season Veggies on the BBQ with Lemon
Fresh lemons + sea salt is the perfect healthy combo to season your grilled veggies this summer!
Clean the BBQ with Lemons
Don’t throw away your lemons. Did you know you can use them to clean the BBQ when you’re finished grilling?
Hydrate with Lemon-Water
Whether you’re hiking, at a picnic or just lounging in the backyard, lemon water is a great way to stay hydrated and nourish your body, all at once. Up the ante and treat your tastebuds by adding other fresh ingredients, such as cucumber or mint.
Light Summer Dining with Lemons
When the weather gets hot, you might notice that your appetite changes. An easy way to keep meals light and nutritious is to stick to smoothies and salads. We’re here to help with some deliciously easy recipes for you to try – both featuring our favorite citrus fruit! Honey Lemon Salad Dressing and our Summer Lemon Smoothie.
Fight Voice-Harming Infections with Lemon
Lemon’s natural antibiotic properties make the citrus fruit a natural remedy to fight infections that can directly effect your voice, throat, and upper respiratory system. Keeping lemon on-hand, particularly if your summer plans include touring, is a great natural defense to viruses and bacteria.
Make a Lemon Smoothie
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (Greek is our favorite)
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (Fresh squeezed is better)
- 2 Tablespoons Agave syrup or Local Honey
- 1-3/4 cups ice cubes
Directions: Pour the milk into a blender. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, and the sweetener. Top with ice and blend until smooth. When blending with ice you will want to pulse it a bit longer to make sure all of the icey bit are totally blended into the fresh ingredients.
Boost Energy with Lemon
Summer is all about being active, so keeping your energy levels up is priority number one. Lemon is a proven natural energy-booster and can also maximize your mental clarity. We recommend starting your day with an invigorating lemon body scrub.
Natural Highlights with Lemon
Add some lemon juice to your hair to revive the blond in your hair. This is natural and will refresh your hair at the same time.
Repel Pesky Ants with Lemon
Place 1 cup of lemon juice in a water bottle and spray around the areas you frequently see ants. This will help repel them.
Weeds be Gone with Lemon
Banish weeds for good using lemon juice. Fill up a spray bottle with 5 cups of lemon juice and two cups of water and douse the offending plants till they’re well-coated. It should take a couple of days for them to shrivel.