Lemon And Honey Water

Simple, Delicious Digestive Tonic, Hot Water With Lemon & Honey

Hot Lemon and Honey

This recipe is just hot water, with fresh lemon juice and honey added - warm lemonade. It's also an effective healing and digestive tonic.

Some people swear by drinking honey & lemon (or lime) first thing in the morning to lose weight. Children love it too, but not with ginger!

Vegans may substitute other sweeteners. It won't have quite the same tonic effect as honey, but close enough!

Total prep & cook time: 10 min

1 Serving


  • 8 - 10 oz hot water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Honey to taste


  1. Pour the water in a cup, add the lemon juice, then the honey
  2. Vegan: Sweeten with agave nectar or brown rice syrup
  3. Variations: use lime instead of lemon juice, add a slice of fresh ginger, mint or basil leaf

Recipe Tips:

One important point to remember is that according to Ayurveda, honey shouldn't be heated much as it becomes toxic, so use hot but not boiling water for this recipe.

For variety, substitute fresh lime - also a wonderful tonic but not as acidic as lemon.

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