For the love of lemons!
Lemons are an essential fruit in the kitchen and beneficial to our overall health.
Did you know your body does not make Vitamin C? That's why it’s important to get enough of it from the foods you eat. Lemons for example are packed full of beneficial Vitamin C.
What makes Vitamin C so great? To begin with, Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells which are essential for proper for immune function. A healthy immune system can protect you from colds and the flu. And as an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps to fight free radicals that can lead to chronic diseases.
LEMONS ALSO PROVIDE BEAUTY BENEFITS FROM THE INSIDE OUT. BY COMBATING FREE RADICALS, LEMONS HELP TO KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING OH-SO-FRESH.
Vitamin C keeps your skin baby-soft by helping your body to produce collagen, which keeps our skin supple and wrinkle free.
That said, a full cup of lemon juice contains 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C, and don't forget the zest!
Did you know that a majority of a lemon's health benefits can be found in the peel?
That's right! The peel of a lemon is a vitamin powerhouse. Lemon peels have as much as 10 times more vitamins than just the juice. Along with Vitamin C, the zest also packs Vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
So try adding zest to top your favorite meals from oatmeal and salads to smoothies and fish. And while you're getting zesty, try these zesty Grain Free Lemon Cookies.
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
- 2/3 cup xylitol
- 1 cup + 3 tablespoons aquafaba
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
- Juice of one half lemon; plus the zest of the whole lemon!
- pinch of pink himalayan salt
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat aquafaba and cream of tarter until stiff peaks form.
Slowly begin to incorporate remaining ingredients until well combined.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop generous spoonfuls (about 2") of batter onto the baking tray. [Feel free to poke at your cookies to make them more uniformed].
Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes, then drop then increase the temperature to 350°F for another 5-10 minutes. Take a peak in the oven to make sure cookies aren't burning. They should have a golden color around the edges.
Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool. Now you can enjoy them as is, or slap a little frosting in the center and make cookie sandwiches! Whatever you do, enjoy!