Apples with Lemon Zest & Honey

Enjoy a very refreshing, light, and cleansing snack of apples with lemon zest and honey to help pick up and stimulate Kapha energy!

What Does Apple Lemon and Honey Do For The Body?

The Apples

It’s the apple’s natural cooling nature that suppresses the appetite. Here are some other benefits:

  • apple’s natural cooling qualities suppress the appetite
  • red apples are sweeter and more Pitta friendly
  • sour green apples are more cleansing for Kapha
  • cooked apples are best for Vata
  • the pectin in apples provides a soluble fiber that helps to regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels

Lemons promote fluid secretions in the lungs and blood plasma. Here are some other benefits:

The Lemons

Lemons promote fluid secretions in the lungs and blood plasma. Here are some other benefits:

  • boosts fat metabolism/aids weight loss
  • encourages secretions in the stomach and digestive tract
  • improves taste and digestion while freshening the breath
  • softens stools as well, aiding regular elimination
  • nourishes deficient blood plasma and helps rebuild fluids
  •  increases the flow of bile, flushing the liver and gall bladder
  • loaded with vitamin C
  • can be balancing to all three doshas

The Honey

Not only does honey serve as an excellent sweetener, it also lightens heavier foods and herbs and stimulates our digestive fire. Here are some other benefits:

  • usually tolerated more so than other sweeteners
  • honey taken with warm water enhances bile production, supporting regular elimination
  • used as a carrier for heart-friendly herbs supporting absorption
  • promotes the health of the skin
  • soothes the respiratory tract
  • contains all 22 amino acids, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes, 14 fatty acids and 11 carbohydrates
  • calming internally for Kapha and Vata
  • honey is drying, so Vata dosha should consume in moderation and choose liquid forms
  • should be avoided if Pitta is already imbalanced
    (smaller amounts are ok for Pitta when it is in balance)
  • When used topically, honey is good for all doshas

*It is recommended to use a teaspoon at a time, up to a tablespoon a day, for Kapha and Vata, and much less for pitta.

How To Make Apples with Lemon Zest & Honey


  • 1 whole raw apple
  • 1tsp honey
  • 1pinch lemon zest

How To Prepare:

  1. Zest a lemon, (try rolling the lemon along the grater to peel off the ‘yellow layer’ known as the zest).
  2. Next core the apple and cut it into flat horizontal circles. (allows the sweetness of the apple to prevail instead of the more bitter skin).
  3. Arrange the apples on a plate, drizzle with honey and garnish with the lemon zest.

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