Let us start by saying we are going crazy for lemon barley water. We know you are going to adore it, too.
Every year or so, a new kind of water hits the market and gets all the hype. Coconut water has come and gone, electrolyte water is pretty popular and some of us may even remember black water that was made with alkaline to help boost the immune system.
But have you ever heard of barley water?
Well, get ready to fall in love with a whole new kind of water. One that is very healthy, tastes almost like tea and will probably be gaining in popularity very soon.
What is Lemon and Barley Water?
Barley is boiled with water and then the water is then strained and the grains are discarded. What is left is a foggy, delicious water that has huge health benefits. Barley water has been made around the world for decades. Many countries and cultures enjoy barley water to stay healthy and hydrated.
Adding lemon to the barley water just increases the health benefits. Lemon is full of vitamin C and fiber. It is a natural antioxidant and antimicrobial. Lemon also tastes delicious! It makes the barley water bright and lively. Lemon and barley water is healthy, tasty and a drink you can enjoy every day.
very healthy, made with alkaline to help boost the immune system...
Barley water has a whole list of impressive health benefits. For one, it has been shown to lower cholesterol. Barley water not only suppresses LDL cholesterol but also helps cut down on your oxidative stress by eliminating free radicals in your body.
So this barley water recipe is ideal for anyone struggling with high cholesterol or heart issues in general. Barley water also controls blood sugar levels and can even lower blood sugar after eating.
Studies have shown that diabetics who drink barley water with meals have less of a spike in their blood sugar. You can even drink lemon barley water for urine infection!
So barley water is clearly healthy, but does it taste good? It sure does!
Our honey lemon barley water tastes a lot like tea. In fact, you can enjoy it either cold over ice or hot just like tea. It has a slightly earthy taste but the sweet honey and bright lemon really take it to the next level.
Making barley water is actually pretty simple. Here is a quick look at how we make this delicious, amazing drink.
- Add the barley and water to a large bowl and let the grains soak overnight.
- Strain the barley and discard the soaking water. This helps clean and soften the grains.
- Add the water in the recipe to a large pot along with the soaked barley then bring the mix to a boil. Simmer the barley for 30 minutes.
- Add the lemon juice and lemon peel to a large pitcher.
- Strain the hot barley water into the pitcher, adding the barley water to the fresh lemon juice but discarding the cooked grains.
- Add the honey to the water and stir well.
- Chill the barley water or enjoy it warm.
Homemade barley water is delicious served warm as a tea or over ice in the summer. The health benefits are incredible either way!
Barley water needs to be stored in the fridge. We like to store our lemon and barley water in a large glass pitcher so it is easy to grab and pour. You can also pour the barley water into individual pint size mason jars. Anytime you want a glass, just grab a pre-portioned jar from the fridge and enjoy!
Homemade barley water stays fresh for up to three days. After this, you may notice the barley water starts to smell funny or get a skin on the surface of the water. This means it is time to discard it and start a new batch. However, if you add barley water to your daily routine, you will never have the problem of it going bad!
Give our lemon barley water recipe a try and let us know what you think. You may want to keep a big pitcher of this healthy water in your fridge and enjoy it every day. Let us know if you notice any health improvements!
You Asked, We’re Answering
Barley water is a new and exciting type of water so we know you will likely have questions about this recipe. Hopefully we answer some of those questions here!
What is lemon barley water good for?
Barley water has lots of health benefits. It is used to flush toxins out of the body, help improve digestion and can even be used for weight loss. Barley water can help lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. It also is just good to enjoy as a refreshing, hydrating drink! If you're in the mood for a hearty and flavorful barley meal, try this instant pot chicken barley soup. It's an excellent way to spice up your barley recipes and make them even more nourishing.
What does lemon barley water taste like?
Lemon barley water has a slightly nutty taste. It is also a little acidic thanks to the lemon juice. The drink is sweetened with honey. All together, it is nutty, acidic but also sweet!
What can barley water cure?
Barley water isn’t an instant health cure but it can improve your health in many ways. It can help lower cholesterol, improve gut health, control blood sugar levels and also encourage weight loss. It can even help clear up a UTI
What is the best time to drink barley water?
Drink barley water in the morning to flush out toxins from your body. It will give you a good dose of morning fiber as well.
Does lemon barley water make you pee?
Drinking any kind of water will make you pee. However, barley water does increase urination but, in doing so, it flushes the toxins out of your body.