Morning Cleanse

Wake up and smell the lemon |

UPDATE: Please read my Morning Lemon Water WARNING if you also drink lemon water.

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 |

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


  • 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 🙂

    • Sarah B

      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

  • Glenda

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

    • Sarah B

      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

  • María

    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 🙂

    • Sarah B

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

  • Nate

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

    • Sarah B

      Thanks Nate! xx

  • moira

    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?

    • Sarah B

      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

  • 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:)


    • Sarah B

      Thanks V, I agree they are delicious!! x