It’s that time of year, we all NEED a detox. The holidays wreaked havoc on your waistline and you’re in a funk that you just can’t seem to shake. You may have started 2015 off like a rock star with resolutions heading full force into the gym or produce aisle, but let me tell you…you need to extract all of those 2014 toxins from your body! They are quite possibly the reason you still struggle with fatigue, bouts of depression or continued cycles of the same cold that won’t quit.
A simple way to Detox Daily is this AMAZING Metabolism Boosting Detox Drink, created by Dr. Axe.
With only 5 minutes needed to prepare, you can easily incorporate this super power mocktail into your routine every morning and reap the benefit of a huge recharge to your system. Let’s first talk about the 6 ingredients that make this drink your next obsession:
Water: This essential ingredient is HUGE when it comes to detoxifying & calorie burning. As Bob Harper lays it out in The Skinny Rules, “Let me put this plainly: drinking water helps you lose weight.” He also states, “Water keeps your organs healthy while you’re sweating, keeps food moving through the system, and makes you feel full.” Enough said. Drink water…All day…Every day!
Apple Cider Vinegar: I have a major food crush on this good stuff. It is packed with enzymes and good bacteria and has a list of health benefits including: lowering blood pressure, fighting colds, soothing sore throats, preventing indigestion, aiding in weight loss and boosting energy (to name a few). My favorite brand is Bragg (as pictured in recipe).
Lemon juice: This kitchen staple is excellent at alkalizing your ph and balancing blood sugar.
Cinnamon: You can ask any health guru and they will hands down agree, this simple ingredient is full of incredibly powerful benefits, including potent antioxident and antimicrobial properties. In addition, it helps regulate blood sugar, combat Diabetes, improve heart health & my personal favorite, enhance brain function (my mom recently had a severe stroke and is utilizing this super spice to help heal the damage and improve her cognition). Yay for nature and it’s beautiful healing properties!
Cayenne Pepper: Known as a ‘natural fat burner,’ this spice revs up your metabolism and has been shown to lower blood pressure, along with a multitude of other stellar health benefits.
Stevia: An all natural sweetener that is an excellent substitute for processed sugar and has zero calories. I actually omit this ingredient when I make the detox drink, as I don’t feel I need it, however, feel free to add if you need a little sweetness :)
Now onto this magnificent drink! Follow the instructions below and consume this drink Every Morning Upon Waking – Before Breakfast. The perfect way to start your day, clean, energized and ready to burn fat!