How I Make My Morning Lemon Water

You know what they say — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

I’ve practiced the exact same morning routine for preeetty much ever. Same skincare routine, same mindfulness practices, same dog snoozing at my side. And as grateful as I am for that first cup of coffee, nothing wakes me up like my daily lemon water.

According to World’s Healthiest Foods, a quarter cup of lemon juice contains 31% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C , 3% of folate, and 2% of potassium — all for around 13 calories! Not only that, but it gives me that little jolt I need to get things moving each morning.


You’ll need: 

  1. Cut your lemon in half. I use these to save half for the next day!
  2. I have a little glass juicer that I use to juice the lemon half, and then pour it into my 16oz glass.
  3. Next – ice cold water. I know some people like it to be hot and in a mug (do you, boo). I want to send a cold shock to the system with my citrus. It’s a great way to wake up my body quickly and get my day started!
  4. I add my straw and I’m ready to go!

In the past, I’ve added a bit of mint or ginger to my lemon juice. But the lemony freshness alone and the routine of juicing every morning makes me happy to start each day, so I keep it simple!

Q: What do you drink first in the morning?

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  1. Laura Lee says:

    This is a great idea! I’m going to start this!

  2. Rachel Wilson says:

    I could NOT get in the habit of making lemon water every morning for the life of me. What I started doing was juicing 2-3 lemons a few nights a week and storing it in a glass jar in my fridge. Then, each night before bed I would pour a bit of the lemon juice into a glass and fill with water and put on my nightstand and poof! I now drink lemon water every morning first thing!

  3. Eleanor says:

    Does this taste better than just putting a slice of lemon in water because I have found that the water just tastes funny after a while but if this tastes better than that then I will try it.

  4. Laura Bestall says:

    I have home made lemon and ginger water first thing in the morning, cant do anything before I’ve had my water it’s the best way to start the day Xx

  5. Kirsten Dutton says:

    I start my day with hot lemon water followed by Ultima electrolyte powder. I workout in the mornings, so this keeps me hydrated and ready to go. I also find that by pre-filling a 1/2 gallon water bottle, I keep on track with hydration throughout the day. I drink 2 x day and my skin, body and mind thank me.

  6. amal says:

    I drink coffee or tea the first thing in the morning.

  7. Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

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