Morning Cleanse

Wake up and smell the lemon | mollyandbeans.com

My mother has taught me lots of great tips and tricks over the years but I really do have to thank her for one thing in particular ~ instilling within me the need to drink warm lemon water first thing in the morning.

Waking up and drinking lemon before I eat or drink anything else is probably one of the best things I do for my body, I don’t always eat right or drink responsibly but this morning cleansing ritual that I have maintained since I was a young girl does wonders for me.

Wake up and smell the lemon | mollyandbeans.com

I usually take a half or a quarter of a lemon {depending on how many I have left on the tree} and squeeze the lemon juice into the glass, then add the lemon it’s self.  Pouring boiling water half way up the glass and filling with cold water to create a warm liquid.  If I don’t have any fresh lemon available I will use bottled lemon juice ~ organic with no additives ~ the stuff from the supermarket contains sulphites which can can cause allergies in some people {and may have been what was affecting me from this post}.  If I am using the bottled stuff I give a couple of big squirts {about 20 mils} into the glass and add the water.

I drink it down fast and wait about 20 minutes before I have breakfast or a caffeine fix.  A wonderful way to start the day ~ waking up and smelling lemon! X

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Molly and Beans by the lemon tree! X

 

12 Comments on Morning Cleanse

  1. Jess | Rose & Fig
    June 30, 2014 at 10:49 am (4 weeks ago)

    This is such a good daily habit. In the winter sometimes I grate a bit of ginger in and make a little tea with the lemon. Warm and cozy :)

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    • Sarah B
      Sarah B
      July 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Well it is winter here and I have just picked up some ginger to grate into it tomorrow ~ thanks for the tip!! I can’t wait to try it xxx

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  2. Glenda
    June 30, 2014 at 9:05 am (4 weeks ago)

    I do the same, but sometimes adding sprigs of mint to water and letting it sit over night.

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    • Sarah B
      Sarah B
      July 1, 2014 at 5:50 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Oh yum, I will have to try that it sounds delicious!! ~ If only I could get the snails to stop eating all my mint :-(

      Thanks, xx

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  3. María
    June 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm (1 month ago)

    Hi! I’ve been thinking of starting this ritual and your post has convinced me! I don’t have a lemon tree but I will try to have fress lemons in the fridge from now :)
    María
    mariabim.blogs.elle.es

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    • Sarah B
      Sarah B
      June 24, 2014 at 5:02 pm (1 month ago)

      Hi Maria, oh I am so glad you will feel great. XXX

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  4. Nate
    June 13, 2014 at 7:29 am (1 month ago)

    This is such a great idea! I’m hoping to be able to implement this into my morning routine!

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    • Sarah B
      Sarah B
      June 13, 2014 at 11:58 am (1 month ago)

      Thanks Nate! xx

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  5. moira
    June 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm (1 month ago)

    Molly and Beans look so cute …. and you are so lucky to have a lemon tree. How long has it been in the pot and how long before you got lemons from it?

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    • Sarah B
      Sarah B
      June 12, 2014 at 6:11 pm (1 month ago)

      Hi, thanks! It was a couple of years before I got lemons from it, I bought it from Bunnings and neglected the hell out of it, the first year it fruited it dropped all its tiny lemons, this is the second year it has had edible fruit. I take the dropped ones and juice them, it’s lovely. x

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  6. Violetta
    June 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm (1 month ago)

    Hi,dear Molly:)
    I like lemons in everything…
    They looks SO fresh,so great!
    And they are one of the best product to make delicious things in your kitchen!

    Have a happy Summer:)

    V.

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    • Sarah B
      Sarah B
      June 12, 2014 at 4:22 pm (1 month ago)

      Thanks V, I agree they are delicious!! x

      Reply

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