Yield: 1 serving (12 - 16) ounces
Preparation Time: 3 minutes… if the ginger tea is already made
This elixir recipe will start your day off on a healthy, positive note. There are no exact measurements for this elixir beverage. Experiment and see what tastes best for you.
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of one large lemon)
- 8 - 10 ounces double strength ginger tea (chilled, room temperature or warm)
- 4 - 6 ounces coconut water (you can also use 12 ounces of the ginger tea if you don't have coconut water)
- 1/2 scoop Green Complete Superfood powder with Hawaiian Spirulina
- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cayenne powder (start off small and add in as desired)
Stir all of the ingredients together and enjoy first thing in the morning.
Sprinkle in a tad of cinnamon powder to this morning beverage.
Although acid to the taste, the juice of a lemon is a great alkalizer for the body. When our bodies are too acid, our immune systems are compromised and our energy abates. Of all the citrus fruits, lemon is the most potent detoxifier. Lemons have a plethora of health benefits for the body. Studies reveal how lemons...
> Boost immunity
> Support digestive health
> Cleanse the bowel
> Beautify skin
> Break up mucous
> Come with no negative side effects
There's no better drink for the mornings than lemon water. With zero calories, a 12-16 ounce glass of lemon water just by itself in the morning will start off your day on a positive, healthful note. With the addition of ginger tea, coconut water, Green Complete and cayenne pepper powder, you have an elixir to wake up and revitalize your body head to toe.
Cayenne peppers are so rich in vitamin C that they have been used as natural remedies. They are also rich in bioflavonoids and plant pigments. Capsaicin — the ingredient that makes cayenne peppers hot — have been incorporated in topical creams that is rubbied it on aching joints. And if that were not enough, cayenne also boosts metabolism — helping you to burn more calories. For this reason, you can add cayenne powder to water, tomato juice, or other vegetable juices or smoothies.
Fresh ginger tastes decidedly different from powdered ginger. The beige, knobby root has a bite, a sweetness, and a woodsy aroma all its own and is available year-round. It can be juiced, drunk as a tea; chopoed for sautés; and minced for dips, sauces, soups, and purées. Research is beginning to confirm the centuries-old notion that ginger is health-promoting. It contains several antioxidant plant chemicals, including gingerols, active compounds which appear to lend the spice its cancer-fighting power, offering cells protection from free radical damage.