You know that phrase ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’? Yeh that one. I just HATE it. Well I don’t hate the original phrase so much, it does make sense and I get the meaning behind it but what I hate is how people change the ending to stupid things. For example, ‘when life gives you lemons, grab the tequila and the salt’ (don’t, because alcohol is a depressant so if life has given you the proverbial lemons i.e. you’ve had a rubbish time then alcohol is probably not the answer) or ‘when life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how you did it’ (firstly that’s just stupid as it’s not even possible and secondly I really doubt the world cares enough to actually be bothered how you performed some sort of citrus magic trick).
Anyway I could go on but that’s probably enough ranting for one post (and we do need to get to the recipe bit at some point as I’m guessing that’s what you’re here for) so I’ll just say that when life (or my Sainsburys delivery) gives me lemons, I do indeed make lemonade. Green lemonade to be precise. I’m pretty obsessed with it at the moment as I’m a massive fan of both green juice and fresh squeezed lemonade (or anything lemon flavoured really) so combining the two just makes for the most refreshingly delicious drink ever.
It’s a great thing to whizz up first thing in the morning as it’s got heaps of lovely vitamins and minerals, as well as being super detoxifying and great for your insides too. So in conclusion, IF life gives you lemons (I think we should say if and not when – power of positivity and all that) then make this and have a lovely day!
- 2 apples, cored
- 1 cup spinach
- A 2 inch long piece of cucumber
- 1 lemon, cut into quarters and the rind removed
- 1 1/2 cups of water
If you have a juicer, you can make this by simply popping in the ingredients, turning it on and letting it do its juicy magic. If you don’t have a juicer however but you do have a blender, just blend the ingredients for a minute or so until they are totally liquid, then pour through a tea strainer or nut bag into your glass to get rid of all the pulp.
Love, Mrs H xx