Love Lemon Water? Try This No-Waste Method To Get The Most From Your Citrus
If you're anything like the team here at mbg, lemon water might be a part of your regular routine (read: it definitely is). A popular morning option and a staple in morning routines, this simple beverage is a tried-and-true classic that helps us stay hydrated.
But for every glass of lemon water, we're left tossing a lemon wedge in our compost bin and wishing we'd thought to buy more lemons at our most recent grocery run. Luckily, no-waste chef Max La Manna has a (sort of genius) solution that we'll definitely be giving a try. In a video shared on his Instagram earlier this week, he showed how to use the whole lemon—yep, all of it—to make no-waste lemon cubes that will be sure to give your water that lovely lemon flavor.
Here's what you'll need:
- A microplane
- A knife
- A cutting board
- A blender
- An ice cube tray
Here's how to do it:
- Zest lemons completely; put zest aside.
- Chop the lemons into approximately 1-inch chunks.
- Add lemons and water to a blender, blend until mostly smooth.
- Add zest and mix.
- Pour into an ice tray and freeze.
- Enjoy a few cubes in a glass of water for a lemony touch, without the waste.
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Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine, TheTaste.ie, and SUITCASE magazine.