Barley water is a refreshing beverage made from barley, which is soaked, boiled and then sieved. This drink is popular in many cultures for its health benefits including aiding digestion, providing hydration and potentially even helping with weight loss. It's cooling effect is particularly cherished in summer months.
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Rinse the barley under cold water until the water runs clear.
Add the barley and water to a large pot. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
Drain the barley water into a jug using a fine strainer.
Add a pinch of salt, lemon juice and honey according to taste and stir well.
Serve the barley water cold or hot according to preference.