Discovering an article about the benefits of drinking warm water with honey and lemon in the morning piqued my interest. Shortly thereafter I saw an interview with Christie Brinkley in People where she revealed she started her days with this mix. Sold. If this gorgeous supermodel– who looks better than women a third of her age– counts it amongst her regimen then I’m hopping on board.
Every morning [at least for the past week] I stagger downstairs to mix up a mug. Zap it in the microwave for a minute and it’s ready to go. Two minutes total from prep time to sippage. I saw a difference after my first glass! Despite waking up ready to eat my first meal comes several hours after my water. Drinking leaves me hydrated and satisfied with no trace of hunger.
The only problem…I despise honey. Regardless of how much lemon I pump into my cup I can still taste the nauseating sweetness. Finishing the last few sips makes me gag. Why must this sticky nastiness ruin an otherwise pleasant drink?
Germany puts a different– and much more pungent– twist on things. Instead of honey they add ginger and garlic to lemon water. I made my first batch tonight. Let’s just say it was a rather fragrant concoction. We’ll see how it tastes tomorrow. Ginger and garlic don’t bother me so I’m optimistic.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,