Lemons are awesome. They are little yellow powerhouses, packed with all sorts of great things to keep you fit and healthy.
Lemons play an important role in juicing and of course can teach us a thing or two about life.
The old phrase “When life gives you lemons………………..make lemonade” was never more true for Jane’s Juice this week.
The lemons in my week came from the news that Jane’s Juice will no longer be available at Vita Organic Foods. After some discussions, sadly it became clear that the arrangment which has worked so well for the last three months would not work well for the long term, so we have agreed to part ways.
I have loved being at Vita every week, and enjoyed meeting so many truly amazing people. I think I have inspired some of you to get your juicers out and make your own juice, and have persuaded others that Green Juice can really taste great!!!!! We had some fabulous tastings, some informative workshops and most importantly some great juice. I will miss being at Vita very much.
However, thanks to inspiration from the humble lemon, I intend to take this lemony news and turn it into some fresh delicious organic lemonade! I’m not quite sure how it will all work out yet, but I do know that I have a great recipe (see below) and the support of some great people.
Pick Me Up Lemonade
1/2″ grated ginger root
2 teaspoons honey
juice of 3 lemons
4-6 ice cubes
sparkling mineral water to top up
Juice the lemons complete with peel. Put the honey and ginger in a cup full of boiling water and stir to dissolve the honey. Pour the mixture in a large jug and add the lemon juice and sparkling water to taste. Use more lemon juice if you prefer a stronger flavor and add more honey to sweeten as necessary. You could also use agave syrup to sweeten.