Immune Boosting Whole Lemon Ice Cubes
Make lemon infused water (also called fruit water) with these Immune Boosting Whole Lemon Ice Cubes. These frozen lemon ice cubes pack a big nutritional punch, and they add great flavor when added to a tall glass of water, juice blends, smoothies, soups and sauces.
These lemon ice cubes are rich with vitamins, minerals, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting benefits. Add them to a pitcher of water to make refreshing lemon infused water (also referred to as fruit water and detox water) to sip on all day long.
How to Make Whole Lemon Ice Cubes
These frozen lemons ice cubes are super easy to make and they’re so convenient to have on hand in the freezer.
What you’ll need:
- Organic lemons
- Purified water
- Ice cube trays (I got mine at Target)
How to Make Them
- Chop – Chop 2 – 3 large organic lemons
- Blend – Add chopped lemons to a high speed blender with a small amount of water. Blend until the consistency is smooth, adding more water if needed
- Freeze – Pour the lemon mixture into the ice cube trays. Freeze for 6-8 hours or until solid
- Store – Pop the frozen lemons ice cubes out of the trays and store in plastic freezer bags in the freezer
Fruit Infused Water Benefits
- Boosts immune system
- Rich with vitamin C and flavonoids
- Rich with potassium
- Balance body pH
- Aids digestion
- Natural diuretic
- Filters toxins from body
Benefits of Lemons
Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin C , which is the most important antioxidant found in nature. Vitamin C helps to neutralize free radicals both inside and outside of cells. Free radicals are responsible for damaging cells leading to inflammation and chronic disease. Vitamin C also helps prevent buildup of plaque and the progression of atherosclerosis and heart disease. The citric acid, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, calcium, pectin and limonene found in lemons are powerful nutrients which give a boost to the immune system, helping to ward off infections and disease. Lemons are considered one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. They have a high, more pure concentration of negatively charged ions than any other fruit, which may help increase the flow of oxygen to the brain.
Infused Water for Weight Loss
There’s no magic bullet for losing weight, but water is an effective weight loss aid. Drinking water helps to boost metabolism. It cleanses our bodies of waste and toxins. And it acts as an appetite suppressant. I know someone who was advised by a doctor to drink a bottle of SmartWater every morning on his way to work as part of his weight loss program. He needed to lose weight because he had sleep apnea. So, adding a few fruit flavored iced cubes to your water not only adds vitamins and minerals to boost your immune system, it adds fresh flavor so drinking water for weight loss is less of a chore.
Benefits of Drinking Water for Weight Loss
- Water is a natural appetite suppressant and it takes up prime real estate in our stomach and makes us feel full.
- Drink a glass of water before reaching for a snack. Often times we really just need to hydrate instead of snack.
- Sip on fruit infused water (like this lemon water) instead of soda, juice, or sweetened tea whether it’s “diet” or not.
- Drinking water helps to filter toxins and waste from our body which enhances our metabolism. Accumulated waste makes us feel bloated, sluggish and tired.
- Always drink water when you exercise (before, during, and after) to help you stay properly hydrated. And exercise is an important activity for losing weight and for overall health in general!
- Staying hydrated helps keep our muscles and joints moving!!
- Drinking plenty of water helps to keep our organs (heart, lungs, etc) performing effectively, especially while exercising.
How Much Water Should We Drink A Day
How much water we need to drink daily depends on factors like your health, where you live and how active you are. We’ve all heard we should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. According to an article by Mayo Clinic, they state that women need about 11.5 cups (2. 7 liters) of fluid (water) a day and for men, they need about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of water a day. If it’s hot outside or if you’re exercising – you may need more.
The Importance of Drinking Water
Water makes up about 60 percent of our body weight. Water helps to rid our bodies of waste and toxins, it helps to keep our temperates regulated. And it keeps our joints and tissues lubricated. Our bodies need to stay hydrated in order to carry out normal functions and keep us feeling energized. If you’re feeling a little sluggish and tired about mid-afternoon. Drink a tall glass of water. It’ll hydrate you and make you feel more alert and energized.
I remember watching Kris Carr’s video (Crazy Sexy Cancer) years ago… her doctor said that the cells in our body are like fish… they’re only as healthy as the water they swim in. That’s powerful!! So it’s vitally important for our overall health to stay hydrated. Not only do these fruit infused water ice cubes add vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they add fresh flavor which I hope will make drinking water more fun for you! Make up a bunch of different flavored iced cubes and store them in the freezer for convenience. It’s a fun habit to get into!
Looking for More Flavored Ice Cubes Recipes
Make fruit water with these healthy flavored ice cubes
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- Anti-inflammatory Ginger Ice Cubes
- Cold Fighting Citrus Ice Cubes
- Summer Berry Ice Cubes
- Immune Boosting Flavored Ice Cubes
- Summer Peach Ice Cubes
- Antioxidant Rich Blueberry Ice Cubes
- • 2 - 3 large organic lemons
- • 1/4 - 1/2 cups mountain spring water
- Add lemons to blender or food processor and blend
- Slowly pour in the water a little at a time with the lemons for easier blending. Add more water as needed, but you don't want them watered down too much.
- Pour the blended lemons into ice cube trays.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours or until completely frozen