When I was young I didn’t really drink much of anything aside from water and milk. Definitely no coke or gatorade. I guess I just didn’t like it but once in a while my grandmother would make me Honey Water. I’m not sure where she got the idea from but I liked it. It was refreshing, not too sweet and tasted great.
I’ve also read that drinking honey water can help you increase your metabolism and add moisture back into your body and stomach. Honey also has various vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, zinc and magnesium. Some people also say that honey water can help you lose weight. I’m not sure if any of these claims are true and I’ve never tried to lose weight by drinking honey water but I figure that these benefits are just an added bonus to its great taste.
Below is a quote from the National Honey Board site talking about the benefits of honey. I figure they must have some authority on the subject.
“Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates (natural sugars) and water, as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Providing 17 grams of carbohydrates and 64 calories per tablespoon, honey is an all-natural sweetener without any added ingredients. Honey also contains a variety of flavonoids and phenolic acids, which act as antioxidants, scavenging and eliminating free radicals. Generally, darker honeys have higher antioxidant content than lighter honeys.” - the National Honey Board
Regardless I think most people have some honey in their cabinet so give it a whirl and try this easy drink.
Difficulty Level: 1 – Heat, stir, and have a beer.
Prep Time: 1 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Real people serving size:1
1.5 tablespoons honey (use darker better grade honey if possible)
1 glass 16oz hot water
1. Heat water and stir in honey.
2. Chill in refrigerator until cold.
3. Add a squeeze of lime or lemon. (optional)
4. Or better yet add 2oz of gin and you’ll have a bees knees!
I usually make a gallon of it and fill up a water bottle and leave it in the fridge as a soft drink, similar to sweet tea. And of course if you want it sweeter than add more honey and if you want to drink it instantly then use less water at the beginning and add ice cubes at the end to chill the drink.
Hope you enjoy the drink and leave your comments below.