What To Do When Life Gives You Lemons

You know the recipe that calls for just 1 lemon, but you find yourself standing in front of the lemons and you think...

But, it's SO much cheaper to buy the bag.

Now you're home with 1 lemon short of a full bag and wondering what to do with all those lemons! 🍋

First, let's talk lemon peels!

Grab that zester and let's get to work! But, when zesting be sure you only remove the Zest (yellow outer skin) and not the bitter white underneath.

Not only is the zest super healthy, but it freezes perfectly! So go ahead and zest those lemons and store them loosely packed in a freezer safe container for your next recipe that calls for lemon zest. 

Now, how about that lemon juice?

An amazing source of Vitamin C, helps reduce inflammation and can also help detox your live and clean your body from the inside out...what to do with it! 

Well, go grab your favorite lemonade recipe! You know what they say, when life gives you lemons...

Speaking of recipes calling for lemon juice - just how much juice should I expect from each lemon?

Of course, this depends on size, but a large lemon will typically yield about 3 Tbsp of juice, a smaller one about 2 Tbsp.

Now, you're probably thinking that's great, but what do you do with just 3 Tbsp of juice?!

Grab an ice tray and make some lemon juice ice cubes. Perfect for dropping in lemonade or using in your next recipe that calls for some lemon juice. 

Plus, did you know that lemon juice can be frozen for up to 3 months and even longer in a deep freezer!

What about all those left over lemon peels?

1. Freshen up your sink. Turn on your garbage disposal, run the water and toss those peels in.  You're garbage disposal will be clean in an instant and your kitchen will smell amazing!

2. How about a little Microwave Magic. Place 4-5 lemon peels into a microwave safe bowl filled with 1 cup of water and heat it in the microwave for 5 minutes. When the times up, remove the bowl and wipe down the inside with a paper towel (or even better, one of our Swedish Dishcloths) and TA-DA...clean microwave!

Now, the only question left is just now many lemons are you going to pick up the next time you're at the grocery store?

🍋  OH, do you have a favorite lemonade recipe? Share it in the comments below!

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