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As the summer is coming to an end, and I am getting back in cooking, writing, and blogging mode, I wanted to reblog this great lemon drink with you. If the weather has already begun to cool in your area, keep this on hand to help with those sure-to-come sore throats. What could be better than lemon and honey??? Enjoy!

Bananas and Beans

Reduce (or eliminate) your use of artificial sweeteners and/or refined sugars with this yummy, refreshing mixture.  Keep an ice cold pitcher in your refrigerator, and you may never have a use for drink mixes again.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup honey (local, if possible)
  • 2 organic lemons
  • Ice cubes
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Boil a pot of water.
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, pour 1/4 cup of honey in a glass bowl.
  3. After the water boils, slowly add 1/4-1/2 cup of to the honey, stirring as you go.  You are simply dissolving the honey.  Continue stirring until the mixture is emulsified.
  4. Fill a glass pitcher with ice.
  5. Add water-honey mixture to the pitcher.
  6. Slice 2 lemons, and add them to the pitcher.  You may also want to add a few slices of lime (for taste and color).
  7. Finish filling the pitcher with cold water and stir.
  8. Enjoy!

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