Come summers, lemon is a respite in the sweltering heat. I’m a huge fan of lemon-based dishes and drinks personally and enjoying sipping at least one glass in a day. The benefits of lemons are no stranger to us. The citrus-based fruit is a great source of Vitamin C which helps in keeping infections like cold and cough at bay. Moreover, it isn’t just the juice but even the pulp that is beneficial for us. The pulp contains fibers which improves the overall digestive system. 

One lemon, several advantages, isn’t it amazing? Interestingly, a group of people in the UK have put lemons to an innovative use which has left the netizens stunned. They have given the world’s largest fruit battery made of lemons. Created by Shaiful Islam in collaboration with members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the lemon battery generates 2,307.8 volts of electricity with the help of close to 3000 lemons. Don’t believe us? Take a look. 

Source: Guinness World Records/Instagram 

This battery is believed to give back to society and nature in various ways and the creator claims to produce low-carbon energy using this prototype. This video was shared by the official page of Guinness Book of World Records on Instagram and has garnered over 100k views till date. 

As the well known saying goes, When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, we’re going to abide by it. Here are some refreshing lemon-based drinks to try at home. 

1.  Green Lemonade 

The colour green itself brings us closer to nature in many ways. Apples, kale, spinach, cucumber and lemon go into the making of thick delicious and fizzy lemonade. All the right things to keep you cool. 

2.  Blackberry Lemonade 

Give your lemonade a fruity touch with this blackberry version. Packed with fresh blackberries, mint leaves, fresh lemon juice and cold water, the lemonade is sweetened with granulated sugar. 

3.  Lemon Berry Slush 

A slush is actually a frozen drink made with flavoured ice. In this case, lemon juice, orange juice and frozen strawberries do the job to give you a colourful and tasty drink. 

4.  Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade 

Want to give your regular lemonade a pop of colour? This butterfly pea flower drink is just what you need. The vibrant purple colour of the pea flowers adds the colour while the lemon extract, tulsi leaves and ginger lend it a refreshing taste and aroma.