It seems that everything I read about prevention of disease comes back to nutrition. One easy addition to my life has been a morning elixir. If you want a new way to start your day in a healthy way, this recipe is for you. This week’s tip is for a super easy to make morning elixir to help start your day on the right foot. I drink one every single morning without fail.
Digestive health appears to be more important than anyone may think. Getting our digestive system straightened out can reap huge rewards and even help in weight loss. Combining three simple ingredients in a morning shot will aid your body in many ways, including improving your digestive health.
My morning elixir is made of three ingredients, each have been said to improve digestion and provide detoxing assistance to the body. Bragg’s apple cider vinegar can help balance your body’s PH. It also contains enzymes that can act as probiotics and can aid in helping your liver detox. Combining this with lemon juice can help boost your metabolism. Lemon juice has a high mineral count and of course contains vitamin C which can also help balance your PH. Top this off with a spring of cayenne pepper and your have a great natural fat burning and anti-inflammatory morning drink.
If you absolutely can’t stand the taste, but I promise you will get used to it, you can substitute the apple cider vinegar with coconut vinegar. Coconut vinegar has many of the same properties and a slightly better taste. I recommend you drink it quickly and give it a few days your taste buds will adjust.
I drink this upon waking each morning, prior to eating or drinking anything else. I imagine it cleaning out my pipes. If you want you can add a second one to your day before bed. Give it a try, I think you will like the improvement in your digestive health.
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 8 oz water (room temperature, or warm)
Combine all ingredients, stir and drink. (When I first started, I just downed it like doing shots at the bar. Now, I can sip it and take my vitamins with it.) It is important to use the best quality ingredients. Bragg’s is always my top choice. Here the the two vinegars I use:
Let me know if you already are drinking this drink each morning. If not, give it a shot and let me know what you think.