Orange and lemon barley water recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 40 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook, plus cooling
  • 72 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Simmered slowly with lemon, this homemade barley water is the perfect way to quench your thirst this summer and a great alternative to sugary soft drinks.

  1. Soak the barley in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain, then simmer in 1.5ltr water for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the pared citrus zests. Steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain to remove the zest and barley. Cool. Stir the citrus juices and honey into the barley water. Serve cold in glasses over ice and garnish with the extra lemon slices.
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  • Ingredients

  • 75g (3oz) pearl barley
  • 1 large lemon, zest pared and juiced, plus extra slices to serve
  • 1 large orange, zest pared and juiced
  • 3 tbsp honey
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  • Energy 305kj 72kcal 4%
  • Fat 0.2g 0%
  • Saturates 0g 0%
  • Sugars 5.8g 6%
  • Salt 0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17.4g Protein 1.1g Fibre 0.4g


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