Are you looking for a refreshing delicious drink? A drink which is suitable for you on any day and in any type of weather? An amazing beverage that may even carry some healing value.
This Orange Lemon Drink will definitely have a role in boosting your immune system. It has a great quantity of vitamins and antioxidants.
Once you try this simple and easy recipe, there is a great chance that you will include it in your daily diet. It is absolutely healthy and DELICIOUS!
The Most Refreshing Drink!
Orange Lemonade drink includes some of the best fruits you can put together. From their health benefits to their great flavor they create when combined, this team of fruits has medicinal effects on the body.
Orange juice is high in many vital nutrients like vitamin C and Potassium. Lemon juice is also high in vitamin C and fibers. Mint is a good source of vitamin A.
As you see it is a great healthy drink combining these three amazing main ingredients.
The Tastiest Drink
Surprising Health Benefits of Oranges, Lemons and Mint
This orange citrus drink is rich in several important nutrients. Orange juice is a great source of vitamin C that works as a powerful antioxidant. Also, it plays an important role in immune function, helps promote bone formation, wound healing and gum health.
It is an excellent source of potassium, which regulates blood pressure and protects against heart disease and stroke. Moreover, it can increase the pH of the urine resulting in lowering the risk of kidney stones.
Lemons provide several vitamins and minerals. They are very rich in vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B6. The citric acid in lemons may reduce your risk of kidney stones, help protect against anemia, and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer.
Also, lemons may decrease stress and enhance immune function.
Mint contain fair amounts of several nutrients. They are a good source of vitamin A and antioxidants. Eating mint and adding it to your diet can speed up how quickly food moves through the stomach relieving digestive symptoms associated with indigestion.
Moreover, some studies show that smelling the aroma of mint or peppermint may improve memory and alertness. Also, mint may relieve you from cold and flu symptoms by improving breathing through the nose.
Don’t You Want to Take a Sip?
Do You Need to Peel All Fruits Before Putting Them into Your Drink?
There are many fruit peels that you can add to your drink, but only a few will actually work because of the different textures and tastes. Some are more bitter than others.
Apple peels are a good source of fibers, vitamin A, and vitamin C and actually taste good when blended. So, for sure you can add chopped apples with their peels to your drink. Oranges and lemons as you see in this recipe are good with their peels in a drink.
But, adding peels of fruits like avocado and kiwi is not a good idea. Their skin texture and taste will definitely create a mushy texture and bitter taste. Although, kiwi peels can triple fiber and increase vitamin C, it would be a better idea to blend or puree them into a smoothie.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Both are helpful to losing weight and slimming down your tummy and waistline. Also, they help with the breakdown of fats, speed up your digestion of food and emptying of the stomach.
Lemons cleanse your body, chase toxins and help greatly your digestion. Mint is a calming and soothing herb that comforts the stomach and skin of inflammation. When you combine these two or with other more ingredients, they will provide a refreshing and hydrating drink and detoxifies your skin and body.
The effects of lemon water will not change regardless of whether you drink it first thing in the morning or last thing at night.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, foods that easily spoil and are supposed to be refrigerated, like juice, can only be left out at room temperature for two hours before it’s considered unsafe to consume.
The best time to drink orange juice is in the first half of the day. The ideal thing would be to finish consuming fruits by 12 pm. Fruits must be avoided over a meal since it will result in a further increase in blood sugar levels. Also, fruits after a meal can lead to indigestion and discomfort.
Orange Lemonade Drink Will Become Your Favorite
Helpful Tips and Tricks
Don’t let the oranges and lemon freeze for too long because they get bitter if you do. You can freeze them for 8 to 10 hours (overnight) maximum.
You should clean and soak oranges very well because you will be consuming the peels. Everything will be blended together. It is very healthy to make this drink with peels blended but for some it may be too bitter, so go ahead and peel it. The peels of oranges and lemons have a lot of benefits.
To deep clean them, sit both lemons and oranges in the sink and let them have a water bath. Then, add baking soda or vinegar which helps take off all of the wax and chemicals that are stuck on the peel.
If not done this way, it will defeat the purpose of having a clean healthy drink.
It is Blending Time!
- If you don’t want to include the peels in the drink, you can simply remove the skin of oranges and lemons. But, the essential benefits are in the peel.
- Adding blossom water is a great idea too. For who likes a different taste, you can add a few drops of blossom water in the blender. You can add honey, maple syrup or even sugar.
- Fresh mints is tastier than dried mint. If you have fresh mints add them instead.
- You can definitely add ice cubes to your Lemon Orange Mint drink. Add less of them to make it more like a soft drink and more ice to make it a cold refreshing one.
- maple syrup or honey
- fresh or dried mint
Follow these Simple Steps:
First, soak and wash lemons and oranges then cut them into cubes.
Second, place them in a gallon size zip lock and freeze it over night.
Third, add to a blender 2 cups of frozen lemons, 2 cups of frozen oranges, 2 cups of water, mint and honey or maple syrup.
Orange Lemonade Drink Tastes Heavenly!
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Orange Lemonade Drink
- 2 lemons
- 2 oranges
- 2 cup water
- maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh or dried mint
- Soak and wash lemons and oranges then cube them.
- Place them in a gallon size zip lock and freeze it overnight.
- Add to a blender 2 cups of frozen lemons, 2 cups of frozen oranges, 2 cups of water, mint and honey or maple syrup.
- Peel the skin off and keep one on if your prefer it without the peel. For some it may be too bitter.
- If you have fresh mints add them instead of dried mints. They are tastier.
- You can definitely add ice cubes.
- For who likes a different taste, you can add a few drops of blossom water in the blender.
- Before cutting oranges and lemons soak them with baking soda or vinegar.