This Hot Tropical Lemonade not only tastes AMAZING, but it has surprising health benefits too!
First, the lemon. Its a good source of vitamin C. And when mixed with hot water, it helps with digestion by easing bloating, heartburn and nausea. It also is great for the skin, for relieving sore throats, and for easing a fever.
You can check out all of the Amazing Health Benefits of Lemons.
Next, the coconut oil. Forget everything you think you know about coconut oil. New studies are showing that instead of making you fat, coconut oil actually aides in weight reduction! Coconut Oil contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight – not adding it. Add in the fact that coconut oil aides in your immunity and can help keep you healthy this cold and flu season, and you’ve got a great reason to try this drink!
Don’t forget the cinnamon! Cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar, reduces heart disease risk factors, and offers antioxidants.
I like to buy cinnamon sticks and grate them. Did you know you can reuse cinnamon sticks?
HOT TROPICAL LEMONADE
3 C Water
1/4 C Honey (optional)
1 T Cinnamon
2 T Coconut Oil
Add water, honey, and cinnamon to saucepan on stove. Squeeze in lemon juice then drop the lemon into the pan. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat.
To 4 mugs, add 1/2 T Coconut Oil. Pour lemon mixture over, which will melt the coconut oil. Stir and serve!
Makes 4 Servings