I just don’t want to look back and think “I could have eaten that.”

Lime Infused Honey

It’s no secret that I need to do a better job of eating healthy. I have a food blog for goodness sakes. As you can see I eat whatever I want. So, in order to help with my bad cholesterol (it’s not that bad…) my mother and I are trying this “drink”. It’s supposed to help reduce cholesterol and more importantly help get rid of that pesky belly fat.

You may already be familiar with the honey and lemon in water thing. This recipe is similar, but not quite. My mother got the recipe from a friend in Thailand and if you didn’t know lemons aren’t really used in the motherland. Thus the limes. We never have lemons in the house now that I think about it, but we have limes for days. I can’t tell you where this recipe originated from, but I’m sure it’s a variation of what the world already knows.

Anyway, instead of just adding limes and honey to water this recipe has you marinate the two ingredients together. After a number of days and the honey is sufficiently limey tasting you add that to water and wait for the magic to begin… 😉

There are lots of benefits from drinking honey lime/lemon water. From what I’ve read it appears that the following are mentioned quite often in association with this combination:

  • Helps weight loss
  • Helps digestion
  • Improve colon function
  • Cleanse lymphatic system
  • Boosts energy
  • Cleanse urinary tract
  • Boost immune system
  • Helps make the poo…


Lime Infused Honey
Recipe type: Beverage
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You are to mix the honey which has been infused with lime juice with water and drink it twice a day. In the morning you are to drink a glass 10 to 15 minutes before breakfast. Then you drink a glass before bed. You're supposed to do this for 3 months to see results...
  • 3 to 4 limes (can substitute lemons)
  • 44 oz of honey
  • 2 to 3 canning jars or jars with very tight lids
  1. Wash limes until thoroughly clean
  2. Scrub with salt to get rid of the oil that's in the rinds - this will take out the bitterness
  3. Wash salt off the limes and dry
  4. Slice thinly and place in jars
  5. Pour honey over the limes until completely covered
  6. Tighten the lids on the jars and put in the refrigerator to marinate
  7. Refrigerate for 3 days or up to 1 week


I don’t really like adding this to cold water even though some people prefer that. You think you’re getting something like lemonade and it’s not. It’s way better when added to hot water. At least I think so. It reminds me of Yujacha or Korean Citron Tea which is why I think I prefer it hot. I’ve only been drinking my lime infused honey for about a week now so I can’t tell you if there’s a difference in my cholesterol, but my food baby is still there. I guess we’ll have to wait and see in about 3 months if I can’t back into that little black dress that’s currently in the back of my closet… 🙂

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