I made this lemon barley water from my dad's instructions when my partner had a kidney problem, and he loves it so much that I make it all the time now and he drinks it instead of coffee!
There are many health conditions this soothing drink can help with, including:
-urinary tract infections
-weight loss and cholesterol maintenance
This drink is also full of anti-oxidants, which are reputedly fantastic for cancer prevention and the promotion of a healthy heart, and it includes vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and vitamin E too, so it makes a great winter tonic for the whole family!
WHAT YOU NEED:
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup pearl barley
2 tblsp honey
WHAT TO DO:
-Put the barley into a saucepan and fill almost to the top with spring water
-Bring to the boil then cover and simmer for approx 20 mins
-Drain water through a sieve into a bowl ( Save barley to add to a soup or stew)
-To the barley water add the lemon juice and stir in the honey
-Leave to cool then pour int a jug and transfer into a glass bottle
-Store in the fridge, but warm before consuming
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