Lemon Juice Magic

Today is National Lemon Juice Day! Lemon is one of my favorites! I use it in dressings, in my water, on fish and seafood and when mixed with butter and herbs it creates an amazing sauce to liven up your favorite weeknight dinners!

Lemons are known to be jam-packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and other nutrients that help your body work at optimal level! Here are some amazing benefits and reasons to add a little squeeze of lemon to your water or drizzle over your salmon tonight for dinner!

Aids in heart health and helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure

Improves digestive health by helping out digestive enzymes and with the pulp added you get a boost of fiber!

Can help prevent kidney stones.

Helps your immune system, which we know we all need a high-performing immune system right now!

Hydration is key and lemon juice helps balance your electrolytes!

A great way to start your day to help increase hydration; pour yourself a glass of water, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 ½ teaspoons), and a pinch of sea salt (I prefer Celtic sea salt) (about 1/8 of a teaspoon).

I personally think this helps me feel energized all morning long as well!

 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-lemon-health-benefits

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-reasons-to-start-your-day-with-lemon-water-infographic/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283476

Pumpkin-Oat Dog Biscuits

Makes 2 dozen

 

Happy National Dog Day! Dog lovers, hug your favorite pet tight today and give them a little extra treat to celebrate the day.

 

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 egg

+whole wheat flour for dusting

 

In the bowl of a food processor, place oats, and process until a coarse flour is created. Add peanut butter, pumpkin, cinnamon, baking powder, and egg. Process until a sticky dough forms.

Turn dough out onto a surface lightly dusted with whole wheat flour. Roll out to ½-inch thick. Cut out treats using a dog bone cookie cutter. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Let cool or 5 minutes. Remove from pan and onto a cooling rack until cooled to room temperature. Place in a sealed container for up to 10 days.