When life gives you lemons, make lemonade


Take more lemons. I know it sounds all wrong. You might think your mood for sure doesn’t need more sourness. Don’t worry, that is not what lemons will provide you. Quite the opposite, I’d dare to say.

It is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. No lemonade in this blog. Sugar and ice cubes are not suitable for us, but that’s a whole other story, I’ll get back to another time.

Go buy a bunch of organic lemons or limes and Himalayan salt. When you wake up the following day, it’s super simple. First thing in the morning that is, you boil some water. While the kettle is on, you take one lemon, roll it over the table for the meat to soften and the juice to be squeezed out easier. Then you cut through it. Squeeze with the power from your hand, the juice into a cup – both half. If it’s a lime, maybe you want to use two limes. Then you add a half tsp of Himalayan salt. Pour ½ cup of cold water and then fill up with hot water. Drink it. Doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes to drink it. You can add hot water and the Himalayan salt first if you don’t like the salty flavor at the end. Then you add the cold water and squeeze the lemon in at the end. If you mix hot water and lemon first, the vitamins from the lemon is like spoiled.

For me, this really doesn’t take more than 5 minutes in total. I only use a knife and a cup. No need for any fancy gear here. This means you can do this pretty much everywhere you should happen to wake up for another fantastic day.

Normally it’s the next step there might be a challenge. Because the lemon juice should be drunk on empty stomach first thing in the morning. Then you need to wait like 30-40 minutes before you, naturally have your breakfast. In those 30-40 min., you can do your yoga practice, go for a run, walk the dog, wake up the kids, take a shower, get dressed whatever. Breakfast is your most important meal in the day.

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” Chinese saying.

Are You like me, - appreciate your coffee have it together with your breakfast. And no, not a croissant on the go. Have some müsli, porridge add some nuts like almonds and some fruit. So many great recipes to be found online for wholehearted breakfasts there will sent you of full and energized.

Why the lemon and salt, you ask? The lemon in the warm water on empty stomach in the morning support your naturel detoxification.  As lemon juice has similar consistence as stomach acid the lemon will help to rinse your liver as it cleanses your cuts and produce bile to be flushed out all naturel together with toxins from your diet, products you use on your skin and pollution from the environment. The lemon benefits your body’s enzyme functions. And not to mention it gives your energy level a kick up, like the caffeine in the coffee. So no worries by having your coffee later in the day.

The Himalayan salt tells your digestive system to prepare itself to start the body’s naturel cleansing. The salt from the mountains of Himalaya has the benefits to remove toxins from your Kidneys, spleen and liver and clean our blood much more efficiently.

As daughter of a dentist, I must remind you to flush your mouth with water in between your use of flour brushing your teeth and having lemons or at least let 20 min pass between these two daily habits of yours.

Of you go and have a fantastic day!

Be happy…

av Kristine Marie Rost

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