Hi! I’m Faith. I edited this post on March 29, 2016 (original was from 11/23/2011) because due to a Pinterest share it has proven to be my most popular post ever, with new readers checking it out daily. The original post was nothing special, a little blurb about putting nutritional yeast in my oats (which I don’t eat regularly anymore because of my tendency towards cold sores), a bit about lemon water for breakfast, and a happy thanksgiving to close.
It was the lemon water that keeps yall coming to this post though, that little magic trick I shared of juicing lemons into an ice cube tray then freezing for super easy daily lemon water. It is a pretty awesome ‘hack’, so here’s that post from November 2011, with updated pictures because I lost the other ones in the blog-hacking fiasco of 2015.
I also love starting my day with lemon water but sometimes I am too lazy to squeeze it. It’s not as much about the squeezing but the dirty dishes of the knife and squeezer that is sometimes enough to make me forget the whole thing. But not any more.
I filled an ice tray with straight lemon juice and set it in the freezer. Now, each morning I just heat up a little water, toss a cube in, and sip my lemon water!
Lemons are alkalizing to the body and thus an antidote to all the acid forming food in our modern diets. They are also cleansing and stimulating for the liver and kidney. Lemon juice is great for digestion and bile movement, meaning it clears you out in a few ways. The tartness is also great to help wake me up! Occasionally I’ll add a bit of honey but usually I like it straight up.