So I love coffee. Really, I do – I promise. But I’ve found something lately that has kind of taken up the spot of Favorite Morning Drink.
It tastes nothing like coffee! It is warm, but not quite in the same way.
But after drinking this morning detox drink for the last few months, I have found it gives me energy and the ingredients help to naturally cleanse my body – and I am addicted. Probably not quite as much as coffee, my love for coffee is the stuff sonnets are made of. 😉 But it’s my new go-to drink. I save coffee for special occasions.
A look at the ingredients:
Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
Naturally fermented, apple cider vinegar is full of enzymes and good bacteria; very cleansing to the body.
Naturally containing Vitamin C, lemon juice is alkaline forming and beneficial to the liver.
Rich in iron, calcium, and magnesium, molasses is also very beneficial to hair! (woo!)
Contains antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Blocks free radicals and is a good source of energy in the morning.
Lemon Essential Oil
Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion. Supports healthy respiratory function. Uplifting and energizing.
Protective Essential Oil Blend
Contains: wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils. Supports healthy immune function, and protects against environmental threats. Promotes healthy circulation; energizes and uplifts.
Increases metabolism and aids in dropping blood pressure.
So, if you’ve been looking for a morning drink to detox your body, look no further! I’ll share my custom recipe with you, and also share a handful of other awesome morning detox drink recipes for you to consider.
Here’s to detox!
My Morning Detox Drink
- juice of 1 lemon (I use this to help get the most juice)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1 drop lemon essential oil (optional, but great for detox, see notes)
- 1 drop protective essential oil blend (optional, but great for immunity, see notes)
- 1/2 to 1 cup warm filtered water – just add as much as you wish. I usually do about 6 oz myself.
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- Warm your water on the stove, very briefly. You don’t want it to be hot, just warm.
- While your water is warming on the stove, add all the ingredients except for the cayenne pepper to a glass, and stir to mix well.
- Add warm water, and cayenne pepper. Stir, and drink slowly first thing in the morning.
I use a straw (like this) to drink this drink, because I don’t want the acidic ingredients to hit my teeth. A straw is perfect for bypassing them! (Even though the lemon juice and ACV are acidic, when they are consumed by your body, they leave an alkaline ash, and are very, very beneficial to your health, so don’t fear using them!)
Many times I end up heating my water too much – and adding a little cool water will easily make the right temp.
I only recommend ingesting therapeutic grade essential oils. Click here to contact me for more information on these essential oils!
Only use apple cider vinegar that is raw, unfiltered, and contains the “mother”. If it is bright orange and clear, it will not have the health benefits you are looking for!
This drink has a strong taste – I love sour things so I don’t mind it at all. The sweetness of the molasses and honey definitely helps though.
The cayenne leaves a bite, so be sure to add it at the end!
More Detox Drinks….
Turmeric Tea: A Liver Detox Tea from Primally Inspired
Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Elixir from Don’t Waste The Crumbs
Lemon and Cranberry Hot Detox Drink from The Rising Spoon
Bone Broth for Amazing Skin from Hollywood Homestead
Tummy Tamer Ginger Tea from Girl Meets Nourishment
Flat Belly Raspberry Lemon Detox Water from A Harmony Healing
And Even Some Detox Shakes & Smoothies!
Green Tea Frappuccino from Primally Inspired
Detoxifying Green Smoothie from There’s a Cook in my Kitchen
Chocolate-Pomegranate-Strawberry Breakfast Shake from There’s a Cook in my Kitchen
Lots to choose from here, and I hope you find something that works for you! And if it’s still coffee, believe me, I completely understand. 😉
Here’s to a healthy morning,
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