One of the ways that I save big bucks when buying plant based foods is buying in bulk! This is a lot easier if you are buying dried goods however what do you do if you see a really good deal on fresh fruit, like lemons and limes, but you have not place to store them and you don’t want them to go back because you’re not using the fruit fast enough?
I make lemon and lime ice cubes and pull them out of the freezer as needed. I use my lemon and lime ice cubes for a quick and easy glass of homemade lemonade, a Gimlet (that’s vodka with lime), a glass of hot water or as an addition to a dressing or soup. I have 2 ice cube trays that I use specifically for freezing lemons and limes (see below)
Depending on what time of year it is sometimes its difficult to find fresh lemon and lime but with a little advance planning you can have lemon and lime juice any time you want it! I use a lot of citrus in all of my plant based food recipes so it works out well!
Lemons and limes are from the same citrus family, they are both rich in vitamin C and have the same nutritional value.
If you do lemon with warm water in the morning (or warm lime water) it helps to keep maintain the ph balance of your body. It also helps keep your body hydrated and its a known antibacterial, antiviral, digestive, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting agent.. You can use both lemon and lime juice interchangeably: lemons tend to be a bit more sour and limes sweeter.
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