When I think of a refreshing summer flavor, lemons are high on the list. Whether you’re simply adding it to your water, or using lemons to cook; these mighty little fruits have more health benefits than you could imagine.
The roots of the lemon trees go deep into the earth, extracting dozens of trace minerals that get passed onto you when you consume them. They are also ultra-hydrating and electrolyte producing.
Another hidden benefit of lemons…they help not only the body, but also the mind when coping with anxiety. Daily stress and anxiety not only wreaks havoc with our sense of well-being, but is detrimental to us as a whole. Lemons are an ideal soother with all of their nutrients.
Prescribed as a medicinal herb since ancient Greek times, lemon balm has long been known to relieve anxiety, promote sleep, and sooth agitation.
As the blissful summer weather is all around, what better to reap the benefits of the lemon with a sorbet! It doesn’t get any more refreshing than a lemon sorbet with a hint of honey and sage.
This recipe comes from one of my favorite Healthy Zen resources, is Dr. Anthony William’s book Life Changing Foods.
Lemons for anxiety, who knew!
- -3/4 cup of honey
- -3 sage leaves
- -1 ½ cups water
- -1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- -1 tablespoon lemon zest
- -Combine the honey, sage leaves, and water in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat until the honey dissolves completely.
- -Add the lemon juice and zest. Stir well and cool in the refrigerator.
- -Remove the sage leaves.
- -Either add the mixture to an ice cream machine, or place in a bowl and set in the freezer, stirring every 30 minutes or so until it thickens.