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20 Dazzling Lemon Desserts You Need To Try

20 Dazzling Lemon Desserts You Need To Try

We all know that what makes a dessert delicious is a combination of its flavor and its texture. Nothing can whet the appetite more than a zesty lemon treat, with its sugary taste countering the citrus of the lemon. Because lemon is a versatile fruit that blends well in almost any dish. If you’ve been hankering for a sweet, lemon treat but didn’t know what you were craving, we’ve got just the thing. In this article, we’ll list 20 of the best lemon desserts that you absolutely have to try.

1. Lemon Cheesecake

The most popular lemon dessert recipe. When done right, cheesecakes are delicious, with a light creamy filling and a deliciously crunchy crust; what more could you want? How about a hint of lemon to spice things up?

2. Lemon Cupcakes

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    Cupcakes are some of the most popular desserts around. Adding a hint of lemon rind as a topping or in the batter will add the final touch.

    3. Lemon Macaroons

    A vanilla macaroon with a lemon curd filling will make an excellent evening snack and will pair well with a hot cup of tea.

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    4. Lemon Filled Doughnuts

    While chocolate doughnuts are a classic, injecting a lemon filling in a plain donut will add a fun twist to this classic dessert.

    5. Lemon Pudding

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      Lemon pudding is a classic, combining the velvety smoothness of pudding with the tangy aftertaste of lemon is sure to leave you longing for more.

      6. Lemon Cookies

      Whether you use lemon juice in the batter or as a light dressing, no ordinary cookie will be good enough after you taste this.

      7. Lemon Tarts

      They say there’s nothing more comforting than a warm lemon tart, with a fresh sprinkling of powdered sugar.

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      8. Lemon Cake

      They say old is gold, and that is certainly true in this case. A lemon cake is light and fluffy, and you won’t be able to resist a second helping.

      9. Lemon Curd

      Lemon curd is light and creamy and makes the perfect base or topping for any dessert. Alternatively, you can eat it as it is if you wish. There are a lot of ways to use this excellent dish.

      10. Lemon Marshmallows

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        Who doesn’t love tasty marshmallows? These soft, delicious treats can only improve with the added zing of lemon. You can spread love and surprise your partner with these utterly delicious marshmallows. The perfect side dish for a romantic date maybe?

        11. Lemon Crepes

        Crepes work well with almost any fruit; this is especially true of lemon. The tangy lemon flavor working well with the soft sweet crepes.

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        12. Panna Cotta With Lemon

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          Pana cotta is the perfect Italian delicacy and is made in many classic combinations. A lemon panna cotta adds a twist to this classic dish.

          13. Lemon Glazed Doughnuts

          Tired of the plain Jane glazed doughnuts? You’ll love the lemon glazed variety, they are sweet, round and bursting with flavor.

          14. Lemon Custard

          A lemon custard is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. The zest flavor of the lemon cutting the sweetness of the dessert.

          15. Lemon Jelly

          Jelly makes the perfect accompaniment for custard, just make sure to pair it with a neutral flavor like vanilla.

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          16. Lemon Pancakes

          Pancakes are a breakfast staple and will make the perfect base for a little lemon jam. A great start to your day.

          17. Buttermilk Lemon Pie

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            A buttermilk lemon dessert pie is delicious and sure to fill all your sweet cravings.

            18. Lemon Meringue Pie

            Combining the zestiness of lemon and the texture of a meringue all in the comfort of a pie is an inviting dish.

            19. Ricotta Pies With Lemon

            A ricotta pie with a little added zing is the perfect light and tasty dessert.

            20. Lemon Souffle

            A souffle is the most delicate of desserts and will pair brilliantly with the tangy flavor of the lemon.

            So, there you have it, 20 of the most dazzling lemon desserts you can find. Make sure to try all of them! Just make sure you don’t try them all at once!

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            Last Updated on May 22, 2019

            10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

            10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

            There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

            One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

            In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

            Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

            1. Cat Camel Stretch

            Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

            Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

            Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

            Here’s a video to guide you through:

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            2. Go for a Walk or a Run

            This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

            Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

            The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

            Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

            Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

            3. Jumping Jacks

            Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

            Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

            4. Abductor Side Lifts

            Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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            Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

            5. Balancing Table Pose

            This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

            Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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              6. Leg Squats

              Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

              Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

              The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

              7. Push Ups

              You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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              An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

              Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

              This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

              8. Bicycle Crunches

              There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

              Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

              9. Lunges

              Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

              Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

              This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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              10. Bicep Curls

              You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

              Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

              Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

              Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

              Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

              These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

              You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

              Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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