Refreshing detox lemon and lime water – perfect for summer!

Lemons. How can such a small fruit pach so much flavour? It’s just so fresh and tasty!

And apparently lemons are also quite the wonderfruit. Lemon oil may be used in aromatherapy, where it doesn’t influence the human immune system in any way, but it may enhance mood. And the low pH of juice makes it antibacterial, and because of that it’s been used in medicine for hundreds of years.

And as if that’s not enough for such a small fruit, it’s also supposed to be good for your skin and to help detox, which means clean your system from inside.

Now, I don’t know if I believe this detox thing, I think the body is capable of cleaning itself just fine. But it can’t hurt to drink this water and hope for better skin at least, eh? 😉

Some people prefer to start their day with a glass of warm water and lemon, however, let’s just say that warm water isn’t my erh, cup of tea.

I prefer this version! Water with lemon and lime is so tasty! And adding fruits and vegs to water is an excellent way of staying hydrated during the warm summer months as well, so drink up!

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Detox lemon and lime water
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  1. 1 lemon
  2. 3 lime
  3. ice cubes
  4. water
  1. Slice the lemon and lime, and add to a pitcher or jug. Top up with water, and pop in the fridge to cool down. Once it's cold, add ice and serve! Ah, the freshness!
  1. You can vary how much lemon and lime you add, some like more, some want less flavour
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4 thoughts on “Refreshing detox lemon and lime water – perfect for summer!

  1. How often do you switch the fruit? I know some waters you can use the fruit a couple of times but yours doesn’t say that.

    1. Hi Cathrine, thank you for your question! I think it depends on how long it takes for you to empty the jug. If you drink it all within a few hours, I’d definitely say you can use them again. They will probably taste a bit less, but should still be good. However, if it’s the next day, you might not be able to reuse them. I find that the fruit often is filled with water and soggy and tasteless the next day. But it might also depend on how fresh the fruit you use is. Hope that helps! Have a fab Friday! 🙂

  2. How long is it good for. I did some yesterday and today it tastes rather “rind-ish”. Would that be even better health-wise even though it tastes kind of bad? Any help appreciated and thanks!

    1. Hi! I totally know what you mean, mine got the same taste the next day. The water itself won’t really go bad for a couple of days, but it will start to taste more bitter the next day because the lime and lemon are still infusing the water. Also, water itself gets a funny taste when it’s been standing for a day. I don’t think it would be a big difference healthwise, so I’d rather recommend making a smaller batch and making a fresh one more often. You could probably slice the lemon and lime beforehand and keep in an airtight container in your fridge, and just pop a few in to fresh water every day. Hope that helps! 🙂

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